Licensed Practical Nurse-MOPC

6 days left

Location
Johnson City, TN
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 02, 2018
Closes
Mar 02, 2018
Specialty
LPN / LVN
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
PLEASE NOTE: This announcement is open to External Applicants. Current VA employees should apply under CBDQ-10124682-18-TDW

The successful applicant will serve as a LPN in the Medical Outpatient Clinics in Nursing Service. The LPN will (1) assist the RN and providers in the completion of the patient's assessment using extensively computerized documentation (2) implement and/or coordinate the provider's orders, (3) arrange follow-up appointments, diagnostic testing, and consults, and (4) will provide patient lab services to include venipuncture as needed. The LPN will assist in individual and small group patient education. The successful applicant will also assist with administrative duties within the scope of practice.

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic 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 Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
  • Licensure. Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to as a graduate licensed practical or vocational nurse in any State.
  • English Language Proficiency. Nurses appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 USC 4105, 4114(f) and 5010(b).
Preferred Experience:
Demonstrated interpersonal competence.
Dependability.
Experience in a variety of clinical settings.
Experience in geriatrics.
Knowledge and ability to participate actively in teaching the patient/family/significant other.
Ability to function in outpatient clinics with minimal supervision.
Ability to recognize and respond to potential emergent patient situations.
BCLS.

Grade Determinations: In addition to the Basic Requirements, applicants must also meet Grade Requirements as indicated in the qualification standard. The candidate's qualifications must clearly demonstrate the level of competence required for the grade. GS-6: Completion of at least 1 year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN.

References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-13 LICENSED PRACTICAL OR VOCATIONAL NURSE QUALIFICATION. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06.Physical Requirements: The LPN must be able to perform work that requires regular and recurrent walking, bending, lifting 45 pounds or more, stooping, reaching, stretching, and similar activities supporting various weights. This also includes frequently pushing medication carts, wheelchairs, lifts, and beds. The incumbent must be able to care for Veterans with various medical and psychiatric issues. At times, these Veterans exhibit unpredictable behavior. He/she must be able to work closely with others, have sufficient hearing to respond to various alarms, and must be able to communicate verbal and in writing.

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:

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

ALL THE ITEMS LISTED ABOVE ARE REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION

If you fail to supply the required documents above, you will not be considered further for this vacancy.


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
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • 10-2850c
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • Transcript
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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