Job Title: LPN Open ContinuousJob Announcement Number: IC-13-768354-13-17-AMH
Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 to
Monday, August 5, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Multiple Schedules -
Excepted Service Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location:
Iowa City, IA United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
Since 1952, Iowa City Veteran Affairs Health Care System has been improving the health and well being of our Veterans. In addition to the main facility we provide care in the medical center's Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Decorah, Dubuque, Galesburg, Bettendorf, Ottumwa, Quincy, Sterling and Waterloo.
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 768354 (Please include on all documents)
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? YOU can make a difference!
For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.
This is an open continuous announcement. Qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies occur throughout the year. Applications will remain on file for one year from the date the application was signed.
These positions are located at the Iowa City VA Health Care System.
As a VA professional LPN, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. 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.
- U. S. Citizenship
- Must pass pre-employment examination
- English Language Proficiency required
- Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
- Background and-or Security Investigation required
DUTIES:Back to top
Licensed Practical Nurses selected for this position are accountable to the nurse manager of that particular work area. Licensed Practical Nurses perform the full range of direct patient care for patients with medical conditions. Prepare, administer, and record medications and IV fluids in accordance with policies. Perform personal nursing care suchs as responding to patient's nursing needs, physical comfort and emotional needs. Conduct patient care planning, which includes completing assignments in a timely manner with constructive utilization of remaining time. Assess patient by indentifying changes in condition and reporting them in a timely manner. Complete required patient care documentation and records significant observations and actions. Maintain a safe and therapeutic environment. Demonstrate interpersonal skills and customer service standards such as communication, courtesy, and discretion when working and interacting with patients, families, and internal/external customers.
Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate state accrediting agency and/or the National League of Nursing at the time the program was completed or completion of education or training in the military service which is accepted by the licensing body in the jurisdiction in which the individual is licensed qualifying for a full LPN/LVN licensure.
Full, active, and unrestricted license.
Proficient in both written and spoken English.
Applicants who are selected will be forwarded to the licensed practical nurse professional standards board for review. The board will set initial grade and step, taking into account; experience, education, and other factors.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005 Appendix G13. Please contact the local human resources office at 319-338-0581 to obtain a copy of the qualification standards.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** 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. ***
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.