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Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse - CLC (Part Time)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Albany, NY
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Customer Service and Call Center, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Licensed Practical Nurse - CLC (Part Time)

This vacancy announcement is for a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Community Living Center of the Stratton VA Medical Center located in
Albany, NY. If selected, you will serve as member of a team responsible for providing quality care to patients within the CLC. Your responsibilities will involve performing non-standard and specialized activities, requiring broad work experience and demonstrated skills to sufficiently resolve a range of problems. Your basic responsibilities will be (but not limited to):

* Interviewing patients, performing a general systems appraisal of the patient's condition, collecting objective and subjective data.
Collaborating with the Registered Nurse/Provider in developing and implementing a plan of care individualized to carry out the needs of the
patient.
* Contributing to the interdisciplinary team in the development, implementation and evaluation of the patient's treatment and follow-up healthcare.
* Modifying the plan of care in accordance with recognized nursing standards and prescribed treatment.
* Performing support duties for diagnostic procedures, which include preparing the patient, patient education, assisting in the diagnostic
examination, preparing specimens, preparing and passing instruments, and monitoring the patient's condition.
* Making necessary judgments prior to preparing and administering medications, recognizing side effects and contraindications. Providing
patient/significant other instruction regarding common medications.
* Recognizing emergency situations, responding promptly and instituting appropriate actions.
* Understanding Human Behavior, identifying non routine educational needs; motivating the patient and significant others to accept and apply instructions.
* Safeguarding printed or electronic files from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration or unauthorized deletion, and follows applicable
regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of access codes, etc.
* All other duties as assigned.


Work Schedule: Part time, weekends, day or evening shift available..

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.
  • 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 as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
  • 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. (See education section of this announcement)
Preferred Experience:
  • One year of experience as a LPN in a nursing home preferred
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider required

Grade Determinations:

GS-3: Entry Level, must meet licensure and education qualifications.

GS-4: Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; OR graduate 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 graduate from an approved school of at least 24 months duration.

GS-5: Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience as a LPN or LVN at the GS-4 level or equivalent and must
meet the following:

* 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 patient care, incorporating acceptable, established customer service
standards into practice.
* Knowledge and skill sufficient to prepare, administer, and appropriately document actions taken specific to
commonly prescribed oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and or intravenous medications as permitted by
approved local facility policies and procedures. Observation and documentation will include patient's response to
medication administered and the reporting of any noted in patient's condition to RN or MD/DO.
* Knowledge and ability to recognize the need for and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seek
the assistance of the RN or MD/DO, and assist in resuscitation procedures in cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest.
* Recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply
deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action.

GS-6: Completion of at least one year of additional qualifying experience (total of 2 years) at the GS-5 level or
equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN. Must also meet the following:
* 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.
* 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 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, Appendix G13

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

Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (35 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (35 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1
hour); Pushing (1 - 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 4 hours);
Standing (up to 4 hours); Kneeling (up to 2 hours); Repeated bending (up to 4 hours); Both legs required; Ability for
rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable
to 20/20 in one eye and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors;
Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional/Mental stability.

None

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

  • 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.

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), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Other
  • 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.
Qualifications & Requirements
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.
  • 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 as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
  • 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. (See education section of this announcement)
Preferred Experience:
  • One year of experience as a LPN in a nursing home preferred
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider required

Grade Determinations:

GS-3: Entry Level, must meet licensure and education qualifications.

GS-4: Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; OR graduate 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 graduate from an approved school of at least 24 months duration.

GS-5: Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience as a LPN or LVN at the GS-4 level or equivalent and must
meet the following:

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 patient care, incorporating acceptable, established customer service
standards into practice.
Knowledge and skill sufficient to prepare, administer, and appropriately document actions taken specific to
commonly prescribed oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and or intravenous medications as permitted by
approved local facility policies and procedures. Observation and documentation will include patient's response to
medication administered and the reporting of any noted in patient's condition to RN or MD/DO.
Knowledge and ability to recognize the need for and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seek
the assistance of the RN or MD/DO, and assist in resuscitation procedures in cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest.
Recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply
deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action.

GS-6: Completion of at least one year of additional qualifying experience (total of 2 years) at the GS-5 level or
equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN. Must also meet the following:
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.
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 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, Appendix G13

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

Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (35 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (35 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1
hour); Pushing (1 - 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 4 hours);
Standing (up to 4 hours); Kneeling (up to 2 hours); Repeated bending (up to 4 hours); Both legs required; Ability for
rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable
to 20/20 in one eye and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors;
Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional/Mental stability.
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