Licensed Practical Nurse- Surgical
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: December 8, 2018
The LPN is responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patient-driven holistic care plan. He/she is under the direction of the Surgical Clinic RN Case Manager as assigned and will cross train to a minimum of 3 of the 11 surgical clinics The Surgical Clinic LPN is a member of the Out Patient Surgical Clinic team and assist providers and RN Case Managers with outpatient procedures. The LPN possesses expertise in theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique in performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. The LPN also shares responsibility for endoscope processing, pre-cleaning, and maintenance along with stocking and handling instruments for all endoscopy procedures. The LPN assists patient/residents to prepare for their procedure, such as changing clothes, provide basic information regarding the procedure. Documents pre-procedure patient/resident information on chart and communicates any abnormal findings to supervising RN. Administers IV therapy according to VA policy. Communicates effectively with all endoscopy team members, planning and discussing each procedure with endoscopy professionals and assures that all supplies and equipment are available prior to the procedure. Assists with the collection, labeling, and recording of specimens. Provides safe transportation of patient/residents. Records in the medical record nursing care, observations, procedures, and vital signs. Provide support to schedule patient/residents for procedures, and provide preprinted instructions for patient/residents preparing for tests. Maintains procedure room supplies in a neat and organized fashion, restocking from main storage area as needed and prior to each day's procedures. Assist with administrative functions of the unit, which includes clerical support such as answering and returning telephone calls, coordinating the scheduling, and maintaining office files. Performs other related duties as directed.Work Schedule: Work Schedule: Monday - Friday,8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with occasional weekends.Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredFunctional Statement: 544-,01261-ABasic 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) at the time the program was completed by the applicant.Licensure. Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by 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. Verification can be obtained from the State approving agency or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006. Additional information may also be obtained from the NLNAC web site. Exceptions include: o 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.o 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.o Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school. See paragraph 4, section C.Preferred Experience Acute care and ambulatory care experience, particularly Surgical Clinics.Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements, the following qualification criteria must be met for each grade. The candidate's qualifications must clearly demonstrate the level of competence required for the grade.GS-6. (a) Completion of at least one (1) year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN. (b) Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations. (c) Knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patients' conditions; to use judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and to accurately recognize, report and record relevant patient information. Completed work should need only a general review by a registered nurse (RN) or physician (MD/DO) for appropriateness and conformity with established policies/procedures. (d) Ability to observe, identify and respond to the patient's needs for [care, including] medication, equipment-assisted care and [patient/family education. In organizing and delivering care, the LPN/LVN recognizes and] considers emotional, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic, and age-related factors. (e) Prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. (f) Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, (g) Knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient motivations and reactions to situations, and ability to appropriately utilize this knowledge in working effectively with patients, family members, and other staff. (h) Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to elicit feelings and attitudes, and to promote positive relationships, communication and socialization skills.(i) Knowledge and skill in performing support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient's condition before, during, and following the procedure. Serves as a preceptor in orienting, educating, and training less experienced LPNs/LVNs or NAs/HTs related to support duties for these more complex, specialized tests/procedures. (j) Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice.References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G13, Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse QualificationThe full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-06 to GS-06.Physical Requirements: Position requires standing up to 4 hours, walking up to 4 hours, bending/stooping up to 2 hours, heavy lifting/carrying (45 pounds and over) and transferring in administration of patient care. In addition, the incumbent must be emotionally stable and adjust to different types of personalities, demonstrating cheerfulness, compassion, courtesy and concern. He/she must be quick and dependable in taking emergency action as directed and use initiative in preventing accidentsNoneTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:Resume1. VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo2850&tkey&ActionSearch. This is a required form and must be submitted. Applicants who fail to submit will be rated ineligible for consideration.2. CV or Resume (please ensure that you include the month and year for each period of employment).3. Online Questionnaire.4. Copy of latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action to document status as a current, permanent Federal employee. Applicants who fail to submit will be rated ineligible.5. Copy of transcripts. Unofficial is sufficient, but must document that degree was awarded.6. Copy of License Practical/Vocational Nurse licensureThe following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).Cover LetterDD-214Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)VA Form 10-2850cOther Veterans DocumentResumeSF-15SF-50TranscriptVeterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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