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Practical Nurse usajobs.gov - Enid, OK

Company: usajobs.gov
Location: Enid
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Job Description:



This open continuous announcement is for Primary Care, with locations in the Oklahoma City area to include OKC Float, Telehealth, North May, South, D Mod, and Norman/Yukon Float, including Lawton, OK community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). If other vacancies arise, this announcement may be used for any other Primary care vacancies to include Tinker AFB, Clinton, Ardmore, Enid, and Wichita Falls, TX.


Recruitment is open for full-time Practical Nurses for the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System, Primary Care.You will perform a variety of duties to include, but not limited to, the following: The Licensed Practical Nurse (Primary Care) will provide clinical and technical support to patients receiving care. Incumbent should be able to show evidence of strong positive interpersonal/ customer service skills and ability to work effectively with multidisciplinary team members, patients, family members and significant others. The incumbent should also demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. The LPN can utilize hospital computer programs and demonstrate integrity and dependability. Additionally, the LPN should show demonstrated ability to function as a self-directed, productive team member and adapt readily to varying patient care needs and fluctuation in workload with minimal RN supervision. The LPN engages in nursing care which requires the knowledge and skills of an individual qualified as a licensed practical nurse.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of one of year nursing experience in ambulatory care preferred.
    • Evidence of strong positive interpersonal/customer service skills.
      • Ability to work effectively with multidisciplinary team members, patients, family members and significant others.
        • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
          • Demonstrate ability to function as a self-directed, productive team member and adapt readily to varying patient care needs and fluctuation in workload with minimal RN supervision.
            • Demonstrate ability to observe, identify, document, and report deviations from the norm, including responding appropriately to urgent/emergent situations.
              • Basic computer skills required (experience with a computer and mouse); advanced skills preferred (Microsoft word, excel, etc.).
                • Demonstrate integrity and dependability.
                  • Ability to work flexible hours when required.

                    • The LPN for the Telehealth Team delivers support and care to the veterans, their care givers and providers that utilize the telehealth modality.
                    • The incumbent will perform and facilitate a range of Specialty patient care needs through face to face, as well as through virtual modalities such as Store and Forward (S&F), Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT), and VA Video Connect (VVC).
                    • Duties include, but are not limited to, patient screening/rooming, assisting provider with virtual appointments, medication administration, performing testing/imaging such as pulmonary function testing, retinal imaging, dermatology imaging, etc., patient and family education, coordinating and scheduling appointments, collaborating with the Office of Information Technology and Biomedical Engineering to ensure all telehealth equipment is working properly, and databases such as Telehealth Management Platform are up to date with current equipment/clinic/availability.
                    • Educating others regarding telehealth, management of clinical reminders and performance measures that apply to the telehealth program, as well as other duties as assigned to include those related to COVID-19 pandemic initiatives.

                      Work Schedule: The hours will vary based on current vacancy and needs of the service, however Routine hours are from Monday through Friday between 0730-1630 with flexibility as needed to meet patient care needs. The telehealth LPN will receive Specialty training.

                      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

                      Applications will be reviewed approximately every two weeks until filled.

                      Travel Required
                      Not required

                      Supervisory status


                      Promotion Potential


                      • Job family (Series)
                        0620 Practical Nurse

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                          • Requirements

                            Conditions of Employment

                            • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
                            • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
                            • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
                            • You may be required to serve a probationary period
                            • Subject to a background/security investigation
                            • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
                            • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

                              Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

                              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. See Below.

                              • 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.

                              • English Language Proficiency. Licensed practical or vocational nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in [both] spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
                              • May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria).

                                Grade Determinations:

                                GS-3.None beyond the basic requirements.

                                GS-4. Employees may be appointed at or advanced to GS-4 if they meet any of the criteria in paragraphs (a) through (c) below:(a) Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; or(b) 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(c) Graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months duration.

                                GS-5(a) Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.(b) Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. [Works with the RN and/or MD/DO to appropriately orient/train less experienced LPNs/LVNs and/or Nursing Assistants (NAs)/Health Technicians (HTs) in relation to acceptable standards of practice in promoting optimal patient care delivery.(c) Demonstrated ability to serve as a responsible member of the nursing team and interact [in an appropriate manner] with patients, family members, professional and [other] supportive personnel[involved in the delivery of] patient care, incorporating acceptable, established customer service standards into practice.(d) Knowledge and skill sufficient to prepare, administer, and appropriately document actions taken specific to commonly prescribed oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and/or intravenous medications as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures. Observation and documentation will include patient's response to medication administered and the reporting of any noted change in patient's condition to RN or MD/DO.(e) Knowledge and ability to recognize the need for and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seek the assistance of the RN or MD/DO, and assist in resuscitation procedures in cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest.(f) Recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action.(g) Completed work is under the general supervision of an RN or MD/DO. Individuals at this grade level are expected to have a broad working knowledge of practical nursing procedures. However, completion of more complex practices or procedures may be subject to closer higher-level review.

                                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. Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in patient's condition from prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately documenting noted changes, and reporting any deviations from normal to RN or MD/DO.(f) Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO, and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed.(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. Fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery. Effectively incorporates knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in all interactions with patients, family members, and/or other internal/external customers.(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 5005/3 part 2, Appendix G13.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 GS6.

                                Physical Requirements:

                                • See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), walking (6 hours), use of fingers, both hands required, standing (8 hours), kneeling (8 hours), repeated bending (8 hours), hearing (aid permitted), near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, emotional mental stability.

                                  IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on 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. Verification can be obtained from the State approving agency [or] the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Additional information may also be obtained from the NLNAC Website.

                                  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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

                                  Additional information

                                  Receiving Service Credit or 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 employee's 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. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

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

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

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

                                  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.

                                  Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

                                  If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

                                  How You Will Be Evaluated

                                  You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
                                  IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, r--sum--, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

                                  NOTE: HR will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the HR office will recommend grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.

                                  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.

                                  Background checks and security clearance

                                  Security clearance
                                  Not Required

                                  Drug test required

                                  Position sensitivity and risk
                                  Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

                                  Trust determination process
                                  Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

                                  • Required Documents

                                    Required Documents

                                    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

                                    • Resume

                                      VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf.

                                      Not required at time of submitting application.

                                      The 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 (current/former Federal employees), etc.

                                      • Cover Letter

                                      • DD-214/ Statement of Service

                                      • Disability Letter (Schedule A)

                                      • Disability Letter (VA)

                                      • Other (1)

                                      • Proof of Marriage Status

                                      • Resume

                                      • Separation Notice (RIF)

                                      • SF-15

                                      • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

                                      • Transcript

                                        Veterans' 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.

                                        If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

                                        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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

                                        Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

                                        • Benefits


                                          A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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                                          Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

                                          This job is open to

                                          • The public

                                            U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

                                            Clarification from the agency
                                            This announcement is intended for members of the public. Applicants with status should apply to Vacancy 11118309 or announcement number CBSU-11118309-21-AMD-OCA.

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