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Job Title: Licensed Vocational Nurse (Primary Care/Specialty Care Clinic) Float
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Antonio, TX
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Customer Service and Call Center, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Military, Medical, Web Technology
Job Description
Licensed Vocational Nurse (Primary Care/Specialty Care Clinic) Float

Duties and Responsibilities, but are not limited to: The LVN performs tasks such as recording vital signs, preparing and administering medications, immunizations, doing intake histories, assisting the physician with physicals and/or procedures, immunizations, diabetic foot exams, clearing annual clinical reminders, assisting with female wellness exams and performing other duties as requested to meet patient needs and institutional performance measures. The LVN will also perform telehealth duties as required, which may include but not limited to: Assisting providers with set and assessment via telehealth equipment, conducting duties related to telemed, teleretinal, telederm, etc. The delivery of care will be in accordance with established standards, hospital policies and procedures and is consistent with the plan of other health care providers. You will demonstrate knowledge and skills concentrated in carrying out the most complex practical nursing care assignments and observe, identify and respond to patients needs for nursing. Varies order and sequence of assigned procedures based on the patient's condition and will be able to reorganize workload based upon clinic needs. You will accurately report and record significant patient information. The LVN provides input for modifying patient care plans considering physical, emotional and social factors. You will demonstrate ability to pursue practical knowledge of human behavior, motivations, and reactions to situations to work effectively with patients, family and staff members. Your complete work needs only general review by RN for technical and clinical accuracy, appropriateness and conformity with policy and nursing assignments and demonstrate responsible behaviors within the nursing care team. The LVN will use sound judgment in application of the nursing process. They will foster/support a learning environment by participation in the orientation of new employees, providing feedback as appropriate and seeking opportunities for self-improvement. Must be able to participate in all patient aligned care team activities, huddles, and training.

Work Schedule: Hours of Work: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Tour of Duty and location may change due to patient care needs to include weekends and extended hours). Tour location and hours may vary depending on patient care needs and staffing requirements. Travel reimbursement will be requested when covering a clinic beyond 50 miles of your base location.

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.

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. Verification can be obtained from the State approving agency or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY, 10006. Additional information may also be obtained from the NLAC Website (http://www.acenursing.org/). 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.
* Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school (One year of successful practice is required).

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).

Preferred Experience:
-Three years recent LVN nursing experience
-Recent experience in PACT/Primary Care Clinic
-Experience in ER/Acute Care, ICU or Med/Surg.
-Proficient technical skills
-Excellent customer service, dependable, strong interpersonal skills, and flexible

Grade Determinations:
In addition to the basic requirements stated above, the following qualification criteria must be met for each grade. The candidate's qualifications must clearly demonstrate the level of competence required for the grade.

GS-3. None beyond the basic requirements. (LVNs at this grade level are expected to perform all duties within the scope of their license; however, completed work may require routine or detailed higher level review depending upon the complexity of the duties involved.

GS-4.
* Six 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.
LVNs 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, procedures, and techniques.

GS-5.
* Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.

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: Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standard, VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Appendix G13 (http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf)

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: Moderate Lifting (15-44 lbs); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Straight Pulling (4-6 hours); Pulling hand over hand (4-6 hours); Pushing (4-6 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (4 hours); Standing (2 hours); Kneeling (2 hours); Repeated bending (2 hours); Climbing, legs only (2 hours); Climbing, use of legs and arms; Both legs required; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Sitting (8 hours per day); Simple Grasping (2-4 hours per day); Fine Manipulation (4-6 hours, includes keyboarding per day); Twisting (4-6 hours per day); Mental and Emotional Stability.

None

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

  • VA Form 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 at time of application.

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
  • VA Form 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.
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.

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. Verification can be obtained from the State approving agency or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY, 10006. Additional information may also be obtained from the NLAC Website (http://www.acenursing.org/). 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.
Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school (One year of successful practice is required).

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).

Preferred Experience:
-Three years recent LVN nursing experience
-Recent experience in PACT/Primary Care Clinic
-Experience in ER/Acute Care, ICU or Med/Surg.
-Proficient technical skills
-Excellent customer service, dependable, strong interpersonal skills, and flexible

Grade Determinations:
In addition to the basic requirements stated above, the following qualification criteria must be met for each grade. The candidate's qualifications must clearly demonstrate the level of competence required for the grade.

GS-3. None beyond the basic requirements. (LVNs at this grade level are expected to perform all duties within the scope of their license; however, completed work may require routine or detailed higher level review depending upon the complexity of the duties involved.

GS-4.
Six 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.
LVNs 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, procedures, and techniques.

GS-5.
Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.

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: Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standard, VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Appendix G13 (http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf)

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: Moderate Lifting (15-44 lbs); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Straight Pulling (4-6 hours); Pulling hand over hand (4-6 hours); Pushing (4-6 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (4 hours); Standing (2 hours); Kneeling (2 hours); Repeated bending (2 hours); Climbing, legs only (2 hours); Climbing, use of legs and arms; Both legs required; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Sitting (8 hours per day); Simple Grasping (2-4 hours per day); Fine Manipulation (4-6 hours, includes keyboarding per day); Twisting (4-6 hours per day); Mental and Emotional Stability.
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