This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education: Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), previously known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) at the time the program was completed by the applicant. Verification can be obtained from the State approving agency or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), previously known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006. Additional information may also be obtained from the ACEN Website. Exceptions include: Health care education in the military service or training in the military service which is accepted by the licensing body in the jurisdiction in which the individual is licensed as qualifying for full LPN/LVN licensure will be accepted as meeting the education requirements for VHA employment. VHA employees who were converted to appointments under 38 U.S.C. 7401(3) in implementation of Public Law 98-160, enacted November 21, 1983, and for VHA employees converted to appointments under 38 U.S.C. 7405 in implementation of Public Law 99-576, enacted October 28, 1986; and for their future personnel actions under this authority. The waiver will not apply to persons appointed under 38 U.S.C. 7401(3) or 7405 after these conversions. Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school. Licensure: Full, active, current and unrestricted licensure as a licensed practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or District of Columbia. An LPN [LVN] who has or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only when it is not possible to recruit qualified individuals. English Language Proficiency: Licensed practical or vocational nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in both spoken and written English. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met. For the GS-03 level, experience and education: None beyond the basic requirements. For the GS-04 level, experience: Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN OR Experience and Education: Graduation from an approved school and one year of experience that involved nursing care work in a hospital outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure and sterile techniques and procedures. OR Education: Graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months duration. LPNs at the GS-4 grade level perform all duties expected of employees at the GS-3 grade level; however, they are expected to exercise greater judgment, require less supervision, and to operate in accordance with all established policies, procedure, and techniques .For the GS-05 level, experience: Completion of at least one year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent and fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-4 LPN/LVN. You will be rated on the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's) based on your application for this position. Please make sure that each is addressed in detail in the body of your resume. For the FULL list of KSA's used for qualifications please refer to: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II Appendix G13, For the GS-06 level, experience: Completion of at least one year of qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent and fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN. You will be rated on the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's) based on your application for this position. Please make sure that each is addressed in detail in the body of your resume. Preferred Experience: While not a requirement for consideration or selection, applicants with the following preferred education/experience are highly desirable. The supporting application must clearly identify the preferred experience, if applicable. Specialty LPN At least three to five years Adult Nursing Experience Specialty Certifications/Training Specialty Clinic/Inpatient/Nursing Home Experience PACT RN Primary Care, Emergency Room or Medical Office experience; 2 years of experience in these areas and at least 3 years LPN experience. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G13 - Licensed Practical Nurse or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standard, dated 04/10/2003. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-3 to GS-6. Physical Requirements: The position requires Lifting up to 35·pounds for 8-12 hours, intermittently, moderate carrying (15-35 pounds) for 8 to. 12 hours, intermittently, lifting over 35 pounds with assistive devices in accordance with the Safe Patient Handling Policy except in emergent situations requiring prompt patient care, pulling for 8 to 12 hours intermittently, pushing for 8-12 hours, intermittently, reaching above the shoulders for 8-12 hours, intermittently, both hands required, walking 8-12 hours, intermittently, standing 8-12 hours intermittently, kneeling 8 to 12 hours, intermittently, repeated bending for 8-12 hours, intermittently, climbing and use of both legs and arms for 8-12 hours, intermittently, both legs required, near vision at 13 to 16" Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing aid permitted, twisting, simple grasp and fine manipulation. May occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. Must be an individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. ["This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT & will remain open until December 30, 2022. The first cut-off date is April 15, 2022. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on a as-needed basis until positions are filled. Applicants will remain active for 3 months after their initial application is received and/or updated. After that time, you must update your application through your USAJobs account if you would like to be made active again for possible consideration during the open period. This announcement covers multiple positions within Nursing Primary Care Services which may/may not be available at the time of this announcement. Eligible applicants will be referred in regard to preferred location/position combination selected. Patient Aligned Care Team LPN (PACT)\nThe Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) functions as a member of the health care team by demonstrating an exceptional degree of practical nursing knowledge and skills necessary for self-direction in carrying out complex practical nursing care assignments within the CBOCs and Specialty Clinics for a Veteran population with a variety of health care needs. Same Day LPN\nThe Same Day LPN functions as a member of the health care team by demonstrating an exceptional degree of practical nursing knowledge and skills necessary for self-direction in carrying out complex practical nursing care assignments on a walk in basis within the CBOCs and Specialty Clinics for a Veteran population with a variety of health care needs. Specialty Care LPN\nThe Specialty Care LPN works collaboratively as a member of a larger team and is proactive instituting care for a wide variety of patients with varying ages and states of health that will be examined and treated in the Specialty Clinics. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to collect objective measurements reflective of a patient's health status and bring those measurements/indicators that fall outside expected parameters to physicians and other medical providers. LAB LPN\nThe Lab LPN primary duties will be collecting via venipuncture and processing blood specimens for transport to the main facility, the Lab LPN will also perform standard diagnostic tests or procedures such as immunizations, echocardiograms, application of Holter/event monitors and ABl's according to procedures or as directed by physician or other professional staff. S/he is responsible for accurate labeling per policy and packaging of samples for transport to the facility lab. Telehealth Technician LPN\nThe Telehealth Technician is responsible for the patient site clinical, business, scheduling and technical aspects for real-time Telehealth applications, including, all specialty and primary care Telehealth encounters (clinical video, imaging and support of home Telehealth). Performs Telehealth imaging, including tele-retinal screening, tele-dermatology, tele-wound care imaging and other Telehealth programming as identified and referred by the primary care provider, other providers, and the imager. GAP LPN (Float)\nThe GAP LPN will float to various clinics throughout primary care on a daily basis to serve as adjunct to core nursing staff. The staff nurse will collaborate with other health team members to assure quality care is provided to various Veteran patients. The staff nurse is required to work and support multiple areas within the medical center as staffing and patient acuity needs arise. Work Schedule: Multiple schedules, will be discussed during interview process\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: Licensed Practical Nurse (Multiple Specialties)/PD000000\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Jacob.email@example.com or Contact VHA EDRP Program Support at VHAEDRPProgramSupport@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance.\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.