Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration LPN (138A) in Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Coatesville, PA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/14/2016 (9 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 11/7/2016 (15 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1826178* (Include # on all documents)*

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

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. 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 .



  • The grade and salary will be based on a recommendation by the Professional Standards Board and approved by the Medical Center Director.**

  • Applicants will be required to complete electronic credentialing through Vet Pro.**

  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States and must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), 7407(d).**

  • Applicant must meet the physical requirements of the position (See VA Directive and Handbook 5019).**


DUTIES*: Experienced LPN in Geriatrics/Long Term Care in our Community Living Center, which is a skilled care facility, provides care to veterans with stable medical and psychiatric conditions. The facility offers an array of services ranging from rehabilitation to long term care interventions including IV administration, tissue trauma care, respiratory care and all other aspects of individual support. The staff of the Community Living Center is committed to providing nursing care to elderly residents in a home-like atmosphere. *

TOUR OF DUTY: 3:30 P.M - 12:00 Midnight

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION*:* Applicants must be U.S. Citizens; proficient in written/spoken English and must possess a current, active, unrestricted practical or vocational nurse State license. Applicants must also meet the physical standards for appointment. For GS-3: Licensure requirements must be met, GS-4: Six (6) months of nursing experience is required, GS-5 and above: One (1) year of nursing experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level is required.

At least one (1) year of long term care experience is preferred.


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 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. *

*REQUIREMENTS (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after appointment): *

Applicants must meet any physical, language, license or degree requirements. Applicants must be citizens of the United States. Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment. New Appointees may be subject to a probationary period. New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability. An OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment (version dated January 2001), must be submitted prior to appointment. This form is available at**

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Stand and maintain balance for the assigned work shift, Walk for long periods of time and significant distances no more than six (6) hours, Able to bend, stoop, kneel, grab, grasp, climb stairs, and squat while performing patient care activities. He/she must have full range of motion in the involved joints, Lift, move, or transfer patients without any personal limitations or physical restrictions, Lift or move objects without any personal limitations or physical restrictions, Push, pull or carry equipment, supplies, wheelchairs, Carroll chairs, treatment carts, medication carts of any size, or other devices without any personal limitations or physical restrictions, Maintain physical tolerance and endurance while providing nursing care for the assigned work shift, Perform manual psychomotor skills utilizing fine motor skills, Type/keyboard and/or write with pen or pencil, Able to hear call bells, emergency alert systems, telephones, pagers, and patient/staff verbalizations, Able to see IV drips, medical equipment calibration numbers, 6 point font print and objects of similar size, Have olfactory senses intact to identify essential smells relevant to patient care to include bodily fluids, microscopic infestations, and environmental emergencies, Have tactile abilities to accurately detect changes in body temperature, changes in skin integrity and physical changes in the patient's body such as lumps, bumps, etc.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

Other Information

DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED*: *In accordance with Executive Order 12564, applicants selected for this position are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is a drug-testing designated position subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

*REMARKS: *Management reserves the right to fill this position by other means such as reassignment, transfer, demotion, or hiring from outside the station at any time it is felt that this will result in the recruitment of a better qualified candidate. Discriminatory factors such as sex, race, color, national origin, religion, lawful political or employee organization affiliation, age, marital status, or non-disqualifying handicap, are not considerations in evaluating the qualifications of an employee. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Salary Range: $36,002.00 to $56,704.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0620-00/00

Promotion Potential: 06

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453482000

Job Announcement Number: YD-17-AMH-1826178-BU