The GS 6 Telehealth LPN/Telehealth Clinical Technician (TCT) performs Telehealth services, Store and Forward, Clinical Video Teleconference, including Tele-retinal screening, Tele-dermatology, Tele-wound care and other Telehealth services, as identified and referred by providers. The LPN/TCT serves as a clinical and technical coordinator for the Tele-health Program. He/she, also, serves as a Tele-presenter, coordinates Telehealth services and is a part of the clinic team. The LPN/TCT is available for all telehealth meetings and visits. He/she demonstrates ability to arrange new clinics depending on needs of consulting physicians. The LPN is a part of the clinic team and is available for Telehealth visits. He/she obtains and assembles equipment for specialized therapies such as suction, oxygen, isolation, retinal imaging, wound care, disruptive behavior or suicidal patients. He/she assists with the coordination of new Telehealth services including equipment, clinics, orientation and competency completion with the assistance of the RN. The LPN/TCT performs Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) duties to include, but not limited to intake, panel management, secure messages, medication administration, enters lab orders according to protocols and standing orders, telephone care, population management and clinical reminders. The LPN/TCT sets-up, calibrates, and maintains highly sophisticated and technologically advanced medical equipment, cameras, stethoscopes, and video conferencing equipment.
The LPN/TCT prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. He/she 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 the RN and/or/MD/DO. He/she follows up with patients on appointments, lab results and medications, with physician and or RN guidance
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am-8:00am Weekends and holidays included
Functional Statement Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN); 000000
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
* U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* Must be a graduate of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State accrediting agency and/or the National League for Nursing at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
* Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
* Must have a full, current, active and unrestricted license as a graduate licensed practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or District of Columbia.
* Must pass a pre-employment physical examination if selected.
*2-3 years of successful clinical nursing practice as a LPN
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
GS-6: Completion of at least 1 year of 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
* 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
* Establishes 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
* 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 instruments or other 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 NAs/HTs related to support duties for these more complex, specialized tests/procedures.
* 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 G-13 Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.Physical Requirements: This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures.
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:
The following documents are required for all applicants:
1. (REQUIRED) Resume' or CV: must include the vacancy announcement number, position title, grade, how to contact you, descriptions of jobs held including the name and address of employer, job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date, (month and year) of employment, and average hours worked per week.
2. VA Form 2850(c) - Application for Associated Health Occupations: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf (REQUIRED)
3. SF-50: (REQUIRED if applicable) NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION SF-50: If you are a current or former civilian Federal employee, you must include your latest NON-AWARD SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. The SF-50 submitted must show your current position title, occupational series, highest grade held on a permanent basis, step, salary, etc. 'Awards' or 'Incentive' SF-50s do not contain the required information and will not be considered valid required documentation to verify status
4. Signed OF-306 "Declaration for Federal Employment" (Preferred) (Revision Oct 2011) (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf) (*** FORM MUST BE SIGNED AND DATED WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION) ***If a current VA employee, you do not need to submit the OF Form 306 at this time, ALL OTHERS MUST SUBMIT THE OF Form 306 with application***
5. Responses to the questionnaire
6. Copy of your college transcript(s) if applicable - (Note: Official transcripts will be required only if you are selected)
required information and will not be considered valid required documentation to verify status.
7. SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference , available at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx, if applicable
8. Veteran Administration Letter of Disability Rating, If applicable.
9. DD Form 214 (Member 4 copy) Showing Type of Discharge.
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. (Required)
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
- Other Veterans Document