Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Licensed Practical Nurse (Albany GA Community Based Outpatient Clinic - Telehealth) in Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base, Georgia
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base, GA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (8 day(s) ago)
** Closes Tuesday 11/8/2016 (13 day(s) away)
The Dublin VAMC is advertising for a LPN (Telehealth), Albany GA for the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1826500
O*UR MISSION:* To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
Albany is a city in and the county seat of Dougherty County, Georgia, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. It is the principal city of the Albany, Georgia metropolitan area and the southwest part of the state. The population was 77,434 at the 2010 U.S. Census, making it the eighth-largest city in Georgia
Albany is the city of the Good Life!
Salary: Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38 and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Current VA and/or Federal employees should apply under this announcement OA-16-DP-1826500-BU
As a Licensed Practical Nurse (Telehealth) will utilize innovative telecommunication technologies to enhance Community Care, access to care and to routinely and pro actively manage diseases to prevent healthcare crises. The program may include but not limited to Video Conferencing, Learning Management System, My Healthy E Vet, Care Coordination home (CCHT), Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) and Store and Forward (CCSF) technologies.
- Serves as a generalist role, imager and presenter to support video conferencing, staff training, learning management systems, telehealth clinical encounters from the patient and provider locations
- Telehealth Imager: Performs telehealth imaging, including tele retinal screenings, tel dermatology and tele wound care as identified and referred by the VA Primary Care, other providers and then imager
- Telepresenter/Technology /Business: Serves as a site coordinator and is essential for the technology and training aspects of the interventions and should be part of the clinic team, available for all telehealth, Video Conferencing, My Healthy E Vet, Learning Management System Help Desks, meetings and visits.
- Successfully completes the telepresenter training
- *Clerical Support: *Supports the administrative and medical staff by serving as contact for veterans and beneficiaries seeking medical treatment, experiencing problems and requesting information
- Maintains the primary care team appointment schedules, monitors the schedule and brings any potential access problems to the provider or supervisor's attention
- Medical Records Management: Updates data at each patient visit and collects medical insurance data from each veteran as available
- Basic Life Support certification required
- Perform other assigned duties as required for the position
Tour of Duty: 08:00 am - 4:30 pm
Functional Statement: F557519
- Not Required
- Must pass pre-employment examination
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
- Background and-or Security Investigation required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or the National League for Nursing at the time the program was completed.
- Full, active, current and unrestricted licensure as a graduate practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico) of the United States.
- Meets physical standards
- Licensed practical or vocational nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in (both) spoken and written English
Preferred Experience: 30 months of LPN experience
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.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. ENSURE YOUR RESUME REFLECT BEGINNING AND ENDING DATES, FOR EXAMPLE: 7/01/2009 - 5/12/2013.
(a) Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.
(b) 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.]
(c) 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.
(d) 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 patients response to medication administered and the reporting of any noted change in patients condition to RN or MD/DO.
(e) 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.
(f) Recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action.
(g) Completed work is under the general supervision of an RN or MD/DO. Individuals at this grade level are expected to have a broad working knowledge of practical nursing procedures. However, completion of more complex practices or procedures may be subject to closer higher-level review.
(a) Completion of at least one (1) year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level (18 months) or equivalent fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN.
(b) Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.
(c) 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.
(d) Ability to observe, identify and respond to the patients 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.
(e) 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 patients condition from prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately documenting noted changes, and reporting any deviations from normal to RN or MD/DO.
(f) 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.
(g) 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.
(h) 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.
(i) 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 patients 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.
(j) Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice.
For more information on these qualification standards, References : VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G13, LICENSED PRACTICAL OR VOCATIONAL NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated April 2003, http://vaww.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf
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.
Physical Requirements: The physical requirements of this position include lifting (45 pounds and over), prolonged standing and
sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing (steps, ladder, etc, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motion and stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials. Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required.
What To Expect Next
After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.* Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:* Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
Salary Range: $36,025.00 to $46,831.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0620-06/06
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: Open to permanent VA employees and permanent federal employees
Control Number: 453672300
Job Announcement Number: OA-17-DP-1826500-BU