Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Licensed Practical Nurse in Bath, New York

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
7 vacancies in the following location:
  • Bath, NY
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (9 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/16/2016 (51 day(s) away)

Job Overview


  • OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for those who shall have borne the battle, and for their widow, and their orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

  • How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

“As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to”

*Looking for a rewarding career opportunity? *

*The Bath VA Medical Center (VAMC) has been recognized as a top facility in the Nation for quality care, patient and employee satisfaction. Bath VAMC is ranked 3rd in the country (out of 141 facilities) in employee satisfaction, with employees ranking it #1 in the category of overall satisfaction. The Bath area has many cultural and natural attractions such as the Finger Lakes, Corning Museum of Glass, Watkins Glen International Raceway and local wineries. Some of the top State Parks in the United States are located here, including Letchworth State Park (voted #1 State Park in the Nation); Watkins Glen and Stoney Brook. Additionally, Bath is within a short driving distance of destinations like Niagara Falls, Toronto, Rochester and New York City. The local education system earned a Bronze ranking for academic indicators. *

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.


These Licensed Practical Nurse positions are located at the VA Medical Center in Bath NY within Community Living Center under the Geriatrics and Extended Care Line.

Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge and skills necessary for concentrated effort and self-direction in carrying out the most complex practical nursing care assignments, in a variety of settings.

  • Serve as a member of the health care team with these complex patients and provides direct care to them on a regular and recurring basis.

  • Perform nonstandard and specialized practical nursing activities requiring broad work experience and demonstrated skill sufficient to resolve a range of nursing problems.

  • Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary care team responsible for the coverage of patient transports, as well as Community Living Center and MVAC unit coverage as needed.

WORK SCHEDULE:Full time, work schedule to be discussed during interview process

SALARY RANGE: GS-5: $31,944- $41,530 per annum

The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-0620-5. A Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the candidate's education and qualifications and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Selective Service Registration required for all males born after 12/31/1959
  • Current, unrestricted License required
  • ### Qualifications


  • U.S. citizenship.

  • Licensure - Must possess a current LPN licensure (copy of licensure is required)

  • English Language Proficiency - Must be able to speak and write basic English language (per 38 U.S.C. 7402(d).
  • Education- graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate state agency, and accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Combustion (NLNAC) or have graduated from a foreign school of nursing (copy of transcripts are required)

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.


GS-5 -Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent. This includes demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems; 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; 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; 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; recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action OR completion of a two year practical or vocational Nursing program OR a combination of education and experience.

Transcript Reminder:If using education (in whole or in part) transcripts are required; education cannot be credited without documentation.

NOTE: Qualification requirements are in accordance with VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G13 “Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standard”, which is available for review in your servicing Human Resources Office.

VetPro: Any registered, and certified health care providers appointed to a Veterans Health Administration Medical Center must, upon acceptance of an employment offer from Human Resources, enter their employment history, education history, and all licensure/certification/registration information through the internet-based credentialing system (VetPro). VetPro ensures the consistency of the credentialing process for all employees and provides a reliable electronic data bank of health care provider credentials. This system is used nationwide by all VHA healthcare facilities in an effort to maximize patient safety. This prerequisite must be initiated after an employment offer has been extended. Employment commencement dates will be contingent upon the completion and approval of the VetPro

*IMPORTANT: *The following link reviews MYTHS regarding hiring practices within the Department of Veterans Affairs Please take the time to open and review.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. * 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: Must pass a pre-employment physical

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

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Additional Information
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. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. 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.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

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.

Other Information

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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

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: $32,318.00 to $42,012.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0620-05/05

Promotion Potential: 06

Supervisory Status: No


Control Number: 453459300

Job Announcement Number: 528N-17-LAB-1826042-BU