Licensed Practical Nurse
This position will support the Telehealth program for the Fargo VA Health Care System. The LPN performs a variety of tasks in support of the telehealth program which include, but are not limited to:
- Serve as a patient site clinical coordinator and manager of telehealth services in assigned clinic.
- Responsible for the patient site clinical, business, scheduling, and technical aspects for real-time telehealth applications, including clinical video, imaging, and support of home telehealth.
- Provides advanced clinical technology information to patients, staff, and providers regarding telehealth, education and training processes.
- Coordinates information between facilities to expedite patient telehealth modality to access, promote and ensure maximum continuity of care.
- Monitor schedules, confirms, and coordinates telehealth services of inpatients, outpatients to and from facility to facility and private facilities including nursing homes, hospitals, and clinics.
- Reviews each telehealth encounter planned for needed resources to ensure resources are appropriate and meet safety requirements for the telehealth encounter.
- Reads, analyzes, and interprets directives, policies, and regulations to telehealth services and makes recommendation of actions needed to ensure compliance with requirements.
Work Schedule: Full time; Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required.
Telework: Not available.
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description Title/PD#: LPN-Telehealth
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes.
- Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.
- Education. Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) at the time the program was completed by the applicant. Verification can be obtained fromthe State approving agency or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006. [Additional information may also be obtained from the NLNAC Website.
- Licensure. Full, active, current and unrestricted licensure as a licensed practical or
vocational nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or District of Columbia. An LPN/LVN who has or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions in chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16 of this part.
- English Language Proficiency. Licensed practical or vocational nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in both spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407 (d).
(a) Completion of at least one (1) year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent.
(b) Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.
(c) Knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patients' conditions; to use judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and to accurately recognize, report and record relevant patient information. Completed work should need only a general review by a registered nurse or physcian for appropriateness and conformity with established policies/procedures.
(d) Ability to observe, identify and respond to the patient's needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care and patient/family education. In organizing and delivering care, the LPN/LVN recognizes and considers emotional, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic, and age-related factors.
(e) Prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in patient's condition from prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately documenting noted changes, and reporting any deviations from normal to RN or MD/DO.
(f) Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO, and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed.
(g) Knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient motivations and reactions to situations, and ability to appropriately utilize this knowledge in working effectively with patients, family members, and other staff.
(h) Established constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to elicit feelings and attitudes, and to promote positive relationships, communication and socialization skills. Fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery. Effectively incorporates knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in all interactions with patients, family members, and/or other internal/external customers.
(i) Knowledge and skill in performing support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient's condition before, during, and following the procedure. Serves as a preceptor in orienting, educating, and training less experienced LPNs/LVNs or nursing assistants/health technicians related to support duties for these more complex, specialized tests/procedures.
(j) Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice.
References: VA Handbook 5005/3 Part II Appendix G13 dated April 10, 2003. This can be found in the local Human
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6.Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 pounds and over); heavy carrying (45 pounds and over); straight pulling; pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (3 hours); standing (3 hours); kneeling (1/4 hour); repeated bending; both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; far vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; vision corrected to read fine print; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of color; hearing (aid permitted); mental/emotional stability; no skin allergies preventing the use of protective equipment.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- VA Form 10-2850c
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
- Cover Letter
- VA Form 10-2850c
- Other Veterans Document