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Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse-Community Living Center
Company Name: Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Location: Pineville, LA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/09/2017
Expire Date: 01/08/2018
Job Categories: Customer Service and Call Center, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Internet/E-Commerce, Military, Executive Management, Medical, Web Technology
Job Description
Licensed Practical Nurse-Community Living Center

As a Licensed Practical Nurse, the incumbent will provide prescribed medical treatment to Veterans. Duties include: deliver holistic nursing care to Veterans, perform Palliative/Hospice, Restorative, Dementia and Rehabilitative nursing care within an interdisciplinary plan of care, accurately documents the patient's status, provide direct patient care, utilize the current standards in nursing practice. Additional nursing duties also include: barcode medication administration with full documentation of patient's response to prescribed medications, attends education courses as required per policy. Perform Palliative nursing and Dementia Capable Care for Veterans. Provide nursing support within the Community Living Center units (Pod 45A, Pod 45B and Palliative Care) as staffing needs arises, open to providing care to veteran/family in a caring environment, address ethical and end of life issues, complies with Infection Control practices- specifically hand hygiene. Must have Basic Life Support (BLS). Must have computer skills to include the use of electronic medical records.
The LPN is responsible to the leadership of the Associate Chief of Nursing-Community Living Center and Nurse Manager under the leadership of the Associate Director-Patient Care Services.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Citizen of the United States.

Must be proficient both spoken and written English.

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 by the applicant. 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 NLNAC Website. 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) 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. See paragraph 4, section C.

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. 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 this part.

GRADE DETERMINATION:

GS-3: None beyond the basic requirements. [LPNs at this grade level are expected to perform
all duties within the scope of their license (e.g., medication administration); however, completed work
may require routine or detailed higher level review depending upon the complexity of the duties
involved.
GS-4: Employees may be appointed at or advanced to GS-4 if they meet any of the criteria below:
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.
LPNs 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, procedure, and techniques.
GS-5: Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients
with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. Works with the RN and/or MD/DO to
appropriately orient/train less experienced LPNs/LVNs and/or Nursing Assistants (NAs)/Health
Technicians (HTs) in relation to acceptable standards of practice in promoting optimal patient care
delivery. Provides effective education to patients and/or family members in relation to common
disease processes, medication, and /or prescribed treatment regimes.
Demonstrated ability to serve as a responsible member of the nursing team and interact [in an
appropriate manner] with patients, family members, professional and [other] supportive personnel
[involved in the delivery of] patient care, [incorporating acceptable, established customer service
standards into practice.
GS-6: Completion of at least one (1) year of qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or
equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN.
Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing
care to variable patient populations.

TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED: A copy of your college transcripts.

References : VA Handbook 5005 at http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Direct_Hand.htm (also available in the local Human Resources Office).

Basic Life Support Certification is required.

Physical Requirements: Frequent standing and walking while assessing patients' needs;some bending, lifting, pulling, turningto better accommodate patients in their beds or when transferring to their wheelchairs.Frequent pushing,pulling, and restocking of medication and supply carts.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. CV or Resume.
2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf (required).
3. Online Questionnaire if applicable.
4. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment, available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf. This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.
5. Proof of current, active and unrestricted license.
6. Proof of current and active Basic Life Support (BLS) certification (required).
7. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
8. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).
9. Transcripts to provide proof of completed educations.
YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850c IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY. You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online. Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide (http://www4.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications. Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way. Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS. Check your account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date.

Qualifications & Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Citizen of the United States.

Must be proficient both spoken and written English.

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 by the applicant. 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 NLNAC Website. 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) 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. See paragraph 4, section C.

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. 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 this part.

GRADE DETERMINATION:

GS-3: None beyond the basic requirements. [LPNs at this grade level are expected to perform
all duties within the scope of their license (e.g., medication administration); however, completed work
may require routine or detailed higher level review depending upon the complexity of the duties
involved.
GS-4: Employees may be appointed at or advanced to GS-4 if they meet any of the criteria below:
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.
LPNs 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, procedure, and techniques.
GS-5: Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients
with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. Works with the RN and/or MD/DO to
appropriately orient/train less experienced LPNs/LVNs and/or Nursing Assistants (NAs)/Health
Technicians (HTs) in relation to acceptable standards of practice in promoting optimal patient care
delivery. Provides effective education to patients and/or family members in relation to common
disease processes, medication, and /or prescribed treatment regimes.
Demonstrated ability to serve as a responsible member of the nursing team and interact [in an
appropriate manner] with patients, family members, professional and [other] supportive personnel
[involved in the delivery of] patient care, [incorporating acceptable, established customer service
standards into practice.
GS-6: Completion of at least one (1) year of qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or
equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN.
Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing
care to variable patient populations.

TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED: A copy of your college transcripts.

References : VA Handbook 5005 at http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Direct_Hand.htm (also available in the local Human Resources Office).

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