LPN (Telehealth Clinical Technician)

Detroit, MI
Jan 29, 2018
Feb 28, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Telehealth Clinical Technician (TCT) is an LPN/LVN that serves in a generalist role to support Telehealth Clinical Programs from the patient location. The incumbent provides a wide range of clinical and technical services to the veteran that demonstrates complex technical judgement under general supervision of a Registered Nurse or Physician. The complexity of duties include serving as the site imager for Telehealth Store and Forward applications, facilitator for real time Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) encounters, including patient education activities, PACT as well as Specialty Care remote visits, and providing equipment for the Home Telehealth (HT) Program.

Work Schedule: 1 Position Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm with possible Saturday clinic as needed; 1 Position Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm with possible Saturday clinic as needed.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • 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 (NLNAC) at the time the program was completed by the applicant. Verification can be obtained from the State approving agency or the National League for Nursing, 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006. Exceptions include:
    • Health care education in the military service or training in the military service which is accepted by the licensing body in the jurisdiction in which the individual is licensed as qualifying for full LPN/LVN licensure will be accepted as meeting the education requirements for VHA employment.
    • VHA employees who were converted to appointments under 38U.S.C.7401(3)in implementation of Public Law 98-0,enacted November 21,1983,and for VHA employees converted to appointments under 38 U.S.C.7405 in implementation of Public Law 99-576,enacted October 28,1986;and for their future personnel actions under this authority. The waiver will not apply to persons appointed under 38 U.S.C.7401(3) or 7405 after these conversions.
  • Licensure or Certification. 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 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 the Qualification Standard.
  • 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).
Grade Determinations:
  • Completion of at least one (1) year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN.
  • Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.
  • 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 (RN) or physician (MD/DO) for appropriateness and conformity with established policies/procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
References: VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G13, Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standard. Available in the Human Resources Office.

This position is at the full performance level.Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting 15-44 pounds; light lifting under 15 pounds; Moderate carrying 15-44 pounds; Light carrying under 15 pounds; use of fingers; both hands required; walking 1-8 hours; standing 1-8 hours; Repeated bending 1-8 hours; both legs required; both eyes required; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of color; hearing aid permitted; may be required to Travel to Detroit's associated CBOCs (requires exposure to outside elements).

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:

  • Resume
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations (Required) can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

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). Current Federal employees MUST submit a copy of their last NON-AWARD SF-50 to be considered.

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • VA Form 10-2850c
  • VA Disability Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

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