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Licensed Practical Nurse (PACT)

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Job Description:

* VideosVideos* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryPrimary Care is seeking to recruit a highly qualified Licensed Practical Nurse for the Huntsville CBOC and Anniston CBOC. The LPN will serve on a PACT Team. PACT Team's are comprised of the following employees: A Primary Care Provider, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse and the Advanced Medical Support Assistant.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesThe Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible and accountable for providing nursing care to individual and groups of patients for an aging, adult population. The incumbent must demonstrate good clinical practice, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. The LPN appropriately seeks assistance and guidance by informing the RN or the medical provider of changes in the patient's condition requiring a higher level of intervention. He/ she is responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. The LPN is a member of a core team consisting of the Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager, and Medical Support Assistant. The incumbent is also a part of the expanded team consisting of family/ caregiver, internal and community based services involved in providing care to the patient. The PACT support team will assist with delivery of comprehensive primary care and gender specific specialty care through traditional modalities of care as well as via Tele-health and shared medical appointments. The team will also assist the clinic and Women's Health Program with care coordination, performance/quality initiatives, implementation of best practices and pilot projects, and training of primary care staff, medical residents and nursing students. The incumbent will complete other duties as assigned. The incumbent may be assigned and required to travel and work at various CBOCs as needed and work extended clinic hours as needed. The LPN position is clinically and administratively responsible to the Nurse Manager of Primary Care.Work Schedule: Monday through Friday,7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M, 08:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., schedule may vary based needs of Primary Care Service line.Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTravel RequiredOccasional travel - Occasional travel to other Clinics or CBOC's may be required as needed by Primary Care Service LineSupervisory statusNoPromotion Potential6* Job family (Series)0620 Practical NurseSimilar jobs* Licensed Practical And Licensed Vocational Nurses* Licensed Practical Nurses* Licenses Vocational Nurses* Lpns* Lvns* Nurses, Licensed Practical* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions 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 processQualificationsBasic 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: A 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. Exceptions include: (1) 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. (2) Veterans Health Administration (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. (3) Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school.(1) 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.2) 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.(3) Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school.Certification: Possess a 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.Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted licensed practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or District of Columbia. an LPN/LVN who has or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions in chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16 of VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G.English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English.GRADE DETERMINATIONS:GS-6Completion of at least one (1) year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN.--Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for GS-6 :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.* 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 qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.* Preferred Experience:Three (3) years of Ambulatory Care experience is preferred.Current BCLS certificationExcellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).Demonstrated ability to be dependable, self-directed, and flexible, including flexibility in assignment and time scheduling.References: VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix G13, LICENSED PRACTICAL OR VOCATIONAL NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD , dated April 15, 2002.This position is being announced at the full performance level of GS-06.Physical Requirements: Satisfactory physical examination as determined by the Employee Health Unit upon appointment only. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/HRLibrary/Dir-Policy.htm Functional requirements include light lifting under 15 lbs., light carrying 15-44 lbs., walking and standing and standing for up to 8 hours, use of rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, ability to read type written characters (glasses permitted), ability to hear the whispered voice (hearing aid permitted), repeated bending for up to 8 hours, etc.The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-06.EducationIMPORTANT: 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.

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