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Job Title: LPN-07 Podiatry-Nail Tech
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 10/01/2017
Expire Date: 11/30/2017
Job Categories: Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Executive Management, Research & Development, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
LPN-07 Podiatry-Nail Tech

Roles and Responsibilities:

1. Completion of at least one year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-6 level or equivalent, fully meeting all of the performance requirements for the GS-6 LPN/LVN.

2. Knowledge and skills necessary to carry out more specialized patient care duties, including assignments in selected, more complex inpatient and/or outpatient care settings. Positions at his grade level require broader knowledge and skills because supervision is more general and employees are expected to be involved to a greater degree in the development and modification of treatment plans.

3. Ability to assist RN and/or MD/DO to appropriately prioritize overall patient care needs and adjust plans for care delivery. Makes astute observations of subtle, less obvious changes, both physical and emotional, in patient's condition and accurately and thoroughly documents care delivered and patient's response to care that could require immediate modification of the patient's care plan.

4. Expected to participate to a greater degree in prioritizing, and as appropriate, modifying patient care treatment.

5. Ability to proactively assist the RN or MD/DO in addressing patient's needs for medication/treatments, accurately administering prescribed medications/treatments according to established policies/procedures and appropriately recording administration and patient's response to medicatins/treatments received.

6. Demonstrates the knowledge and skill to promptly recognize potential urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO for appropriate team intervention and effectively intervene, as directed, to assure the continuation of optimal, safe and therapeutic patient care delivery.

7. Assists individuals or groups of patients and their families to take an active role in promoting healthy lifestyles for more positive patient outcomes.

8. Exercises skill in influencing and communication with unusually difficult to care for or communicate with patients and/or family members who my exhibit problems with lack of self-control, resistant or abusive behaviors, or impediments in their ability to understand or follow instructions.

9. Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, and providing leadership in assisting other staff improve and advance their nursing practice.

10. Other duties as assigned.

11. Certified Foot Care Specialist certification recommended.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 87:30am-4:00pm or:00am-4:30pm. May be required to work alternate tours as deemed necessary by Nurse Manager.

Position Description Title/PD#: LPN GS-7

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement

Specialized Experience:
"Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-06) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

There is no educational substitution for the GS-07 level.

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.

Physical Requirements:

The position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, shifting, bending, pulling and pushing. Transferring Veterans and objects may be required. Staff may be required to don protective equipment in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. They may also be exposed to Veterans who are combative, secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders.

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Time-in-grade: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-06 level.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(Application 10-2850c)
*Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:


*Cover Letter
*DD-214
*OF-306
*SF-15
*SF-50
*Transcript

Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 2014802.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement

Specialized Experience:
"Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-06) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

There is no educational substitution for the GS-07 level.

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.

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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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Contact Email:TERRY.HENRY@VA.GOV
Website:http://www.ecentralmetrics.com/url/?u=59538731045%2D270&r=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Evacareers%2Eva%2Egov%2Fjob%2Dsearch%2Fjob%2Ddetail%2Easp%3Fjob%3D286733
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