Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Licensed Practical Nurse - Community Living Center in Syracuse, New York
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
3 vacancies in the following location:
- Syracuse, NY
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (9 day(s) ago)
** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (5 day(s) away)
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1825649
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. 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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ **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.
NOTE: This Licensed Practical Nurse announcement is open to US Citizens (Veterans Preference applies). Those who arecurrent permanent employees of the Syracuse VAMC, current permanent employees VA Nationwide, and current permanent Federal employees of other Federal agencies, please apply through the Licensed Practical Nurse announcement WV-17-REW-1825584-BU, open to VA and Federal employees.**
The Licensed Practical Nurse for the Community Living Center at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse, NY provides patient care in accordance with established clinical nursing practices under the direction of an RN or physician. The LPN is part of the CLC Team working collaboratively to assist in meeting positive patient care outcomes. The CLC LPN duties include, but are not limited to:
- Measures and documents vital signs, intake and output and finger stick glucose testing.
- Turns, positions and assists patients with proper positioning (with use of lift equipment).
- Collects specimens of body secretions and/or excretions. Assists in providing end of life care.
- Ensures patient safety.
- Communicates with patients and their families.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule:Will be determined at the time of the interview Functional Statement Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
- Not Required
- Must pass pre-employment examination
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Designated Drug Testing required
- Background and-or Security Investigation required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Graduate of an ACEN approved LPN school.
- State LPN/LVN License.
- English Language proficiency.
- Basic Life Support Certification (BLS).
Preferred Experience: At least 2 years of qualifying experience in a Nursing Home Care Setting. 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.
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-3: None beyond the basic requirements; GS-4: 6 months of qualifying experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse equivalent to a GS-3 level.
GS-5*:* At least 2 years of qualifying experience (Federal or non-Federal) one of which would be considered equivalent to
level work as a LPN. This experience would have been gained in a critical care or similar advanced care environment.
GS-6*:* At least 3 years of qualifying experience (Federal or non-Federal) one of which would be considered equivalent to the GS-5 level work as indicated above. This experience must have demonstrated that the candidate possesses the knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. One year of this experience must have been performing higher level duties in clinical areas as referred to in level 5. Prefer at least one year of experience in a Nursing Home or long term care center. Demonstrates the ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patients' condition(s), uses judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and accurately recognizes, reports and records relevant patient information.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II Appendix 13 at http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc.
This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
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 LPN position requires that the employee be able to lift and carry moderate weight (up to 44 lbs.), stand for long periods of time, walk, stoop, bend, pull/push, reach above shoulders and use both hands and fingers.
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 an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.
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: $29,252.00 to $46,831.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0620-03/06
Promotion Potential: 06
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: Open to US Citizens and all other applicants (Veterans Preference Applies)
Control Number: 453418500
Job Announcement Number: WV-17-REW-1825649-BU