Licensed Practical Nurse - PACT

Location
Bad Axe Michigan
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 01, 2020
Closes
Oct 24, 2020
Ref
580616500
Specialty
LPN / LVN, Managed Care
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/21/2020.
Basic Requirements:
  • 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 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), previously known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) at the time the program was completed by the applicant. Verification can be obtained from the State approving agency or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), previously known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006. Additional information may also be obtained from the ACEN Website. 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 38 U.S.C. 7401(3) in implementation of Public Law 98-160, 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.
    • Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school.
  • 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.
  • English Language Proficiency. Licensed practical or vocational nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in both spoken and written English.
Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met.

GS-03:

Experience and Education. None beyond the basic requirements.

GS-04:

Experience. Six months of qualifying experience as a LPN or LVN.

OR

Experience and Education. Graduation from an approved school and one year of experience that involved nursing care work in a hospital outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure and sterile techniques and procedures.

OR

Education. Graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months duration.

LPNs at the GS-4 grade level perform all duties expected of employees at the GS-3 grade level; however, they are expected to exercise greater judgment, require less supervision, and to operate in accordance with all established policies, procedure, and techniques.

GS-05:

You may qualify based on your experience or education as described below:

Experience. Completion of at least one year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent and fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-4 LPN/LVN. You will be rated on the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's) based on your application for this position. Please make sure that each is addressed in detail in the body of your resume.

For the FULL list of KSA's used for qualifications please refer to: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II Appendix G13, LICENSED PRACTICAL OR VOCATIONAL NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD

GS-06:

You may qualify based on your experience or education as described below:

Experience. Completion of at least one year of qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent and fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN.

You will be rated on the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's) based on your application for this position. Please make sure that each is addressed in detail in the body of your resume.

For the FULL list of KSA's used for qualifications please refer to: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II Appendix G13, LICENSED PRACTICAL OR VOCATIONAL NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II Appendix G13, LICENSED PRACTICAL OR VOCATIONAL NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-03 to GS-06.

Physical Requirements:
Physical demands include repetitive body movements including the following: frequent reaching, standing,
walking, and lifting of equipment and/or patients to provide patient care. This position requires extension of
the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including above or below shoulder level, during the provision of
patient care, including retrieval of needed equipment, supplies and to make contact with the patient. This
position requires the maintenance of an upright position to perform duties associated with patient care. This
position is typically non-sedentary, and frequently involves being in the standing position. This position
requires moving about on feet to accomplish tasks, such as assisting with patient ambulation and moving one
patient area to the next. This position requires the raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position
or the movement of objects horizontally position to position. Lifting may be done to move a patient from one location to the next, i.e.- from the exam table to the chair, and in the movement of equipment or supplies.
This position requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force
frequently to move objects. This position requires writing or otherwise working with fingers and/or hands,
including one or both hands frequently. This is done when taking a patient's pulse, utilizing a stethoscope,
administering medications, entering information into the computer, etc. This position requires substantial
movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers, as is done when entering patient notes into the
computer.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.