Licensed Practical Nurse - Primary Care Service

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Posted
Jul 14, 2019
Closes
Jul 16, 2019
Function
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direction of an RN and reports to the Nurse Manager, Primary Care. The LPN is responsible for observing, recording, and reporting changes in the patient's conditions, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patient-driven holistic car plan for life.
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Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to, Makes observations and thoroughly documents care and the patient;s response; seeks assistance and guidance by informing RN or medical provided of change in the patient's condition requiring higher-level intervention. The LPN preforms, reports, and records assigned nursing care in the Primary Care Clinics, including but not limited to:Oxygen therapy, medication administration to include IV medication, if certified; clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated; check expiration dates of meds and supplies; delegates procedures and treatments and documents.Assists with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment , positioning patient, ensuring comfort and privacy and monitors patient during the procedure. Adheres to standards of practice and safe techniques in preparation and administration of medication. Adheres to standards of practice and sage technique in preparation and administration of medication, recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situation, and seeds assistance and effectively intervenes as directed when appropriate.Adheres to principles of infection control, safety, and universal precautions, possesses knowledge of proper handling and pre-cleaning of reusable medical equipment

Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bargaining unit status: Yes
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Relocation Expenses: Not authorized

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
6

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


Qualifications

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: United States Citizenship; English proficiency, and current BLS certification.
LICENSURE: Current, active and unrestricted LPN license from any U.S. state or territory.
EDUCATION: Graduation from a school of practical nursing approved by the appropriate State accrediting agency or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at the time the program was completed.English

The full performance level of this vacancy is 6. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of 3 to 6.

GRADE DETERMINATIONS:
GS-03: None beyond the basic requirements.

GS-04: Six (6) months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; OR 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 Graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months duration.

GS-05: Completion of at least one (1) year of qualifying experience at the GS-04 level or equivalent. To qualify at the GS-05 level, applicants must demonstrate the following competencies:Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems.· Demonstrated ability to serve as a responsible member of the nursing team and interact with patients, family members, professional and supportive personnel involved in the delivery of patient care, incorporating acceptable, established customer service standards into practice.

GS-06 (Full Performance Level): Completion of at least one (1) year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-05 level or equivalent. To qualify at the GS-06 level, applicants must demonstrate the following competencies: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.Prepare and administer prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and perform treatments according to established policies/procedures. Observe for physical and/or emotional changes in patient's condition from prescribed medications/treatments 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, http://vaww1.va.gov/OHRM/HRLibrary/Dir-Policy.htmEducation

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.

Additional information: This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Physical Requirements: Must possess mental and emotional stability. Functional requirements include the following abilities: Heavy lifting of 45 pounds and over, heavy carrying 45 pound and over, Pushing 4 hours, Reaching above shoulders, use of fingers/ both hands are required, walking for 8 hours, standing for 8 hours, both legs are required and kneeing and bending, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye, ability to distinguish shades of color, hear the whispered voice (aid permitted). Environmental Factors required: Working with hands in water, working closely with others and protracted or irregular hours of work.

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 .

Additional information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Application (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 . REQUIRED

Transcripts: REQUAIRED

Verification of BLS certification: 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 (current/former Federal employees), etc.

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • OF-306
  • Application (10-2850c)
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • 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 .

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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