Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Licensed Vocational Nurse (Fort Stockton) in Fort Stockton, Texas

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Fort Stockton, TX
Work Schedule is Part Time 16 hours - Permanent

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

** Closes Monday 10/16/2017 (355 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1827639

OUR 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.

The West Texas VA Health Care System (WTVAHCS) provides a variety of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as offering numerous educational programs. Outpatient services include: Ambulatory Care, Mental Health, Women's Health, Transition and Care Management, Home Based Primary Care, Tele-Health, Anticoagulation Clinics, Ophthalmology, and Dentistry. Skilled nursing care and acute rehabilitation is provided in the Community Living Center, with specialty referrals to other VISN 17 facilities and community services. Staffed with approximately 600 employees, the facility serves counties in West Texas and New Mexico area, with a Veteran population of approximately 57,000. The WTVAHCS is part of the VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network, VISN 17 and is centrally located at the crossroads of Interstate 20 and Highway 87 in Big Spring, Texas with Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's) located in Abilene, Odessa, San Angelo, Ft. Stockton, Texas and Hobbs, New Mexico.

Big Spring, "The Crossroads of West Texas", is home of the newly restored historic "Settles Hotel", "The Spring", and home of the National Championship Howard College Hawks Basketball and Baseball teams. With a growing economy, our city has many new businesses locating in the area offering more shopping and family orientated attractions. Big Spring is centrally located within driving range of the following communities: Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Abilene, and Lubbock, Texas.

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.


Relocation/Recruitment Incentive Not Authorized

Applications will be reviewed every 10 calendar days until vacancy is filled.

This announcement is not intended to cover all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of this position. This position is part time LVN,at the George H. O'Brien, Jr. VA Medical Center, for The West Texas VA Health Care System, Big Spring, TX., in the Fort Stockton Clinic. The selected individual in conjunction with the RN will be responsible for the hands on direct care of outpatient clinic patients to include phlebotomy.

Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to participate in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.

Functional Statement #000000 Work Schedule: The clinic is open on Tuesday and Thursday 0800-1630. This is a part-time position.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • 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.
  • Functional Statement #000000

Basic Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship - Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • English language proficiency - Must be proficient in both spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
  • Licensure - Full, active, current, and unrestricted licensure as licensed practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or District of Columbia.
  • Education - Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved be 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.

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.

Grade Determinations: Applicants education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board to determine the grade and salary of the applicant selected.

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: 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 work is primarily sedentary but also requires some standing, walking, bending, lifting, and carrying of light items. The position requires above average agility and dexterity. The work may require heavy lifting of equipment or assisting patients.

Security Clearance


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.

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

EEO Policy Statement:

The VA is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment actions must be taken on the basis of merit and without discrimination.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:

Veterans Information:

Salary Range: $31,502.00 to $47,254.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0620-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453643600

Job Announcement Number: VHA-519-16-NR1827639slf-BU