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Job Title:  LPN - Clifton Park CBOC
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  528D-13JR-N110-819294

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$0.00 to $0.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 to Thursday, February 28, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Albany, NY United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


To fulfill President Lincoln's promise- "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan"



****Completed applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis and the announcement may be closed prior to the extended date if the available positions are filled****


Be a member of a team providing compassionate healthcare to Veterans.


As a VA nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of the 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.


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. 

Tour of Duty: Full-time.  Monday Thru Friday - Days, with potential for occasional weekend and off tour hours, intermittent travel for training.

Salary Range:  Salary to be determined based on education and experience through the review of the Professional Standards Board.

Relocation Expenses:  Not Authorized

Recruitment Incentive:  Not Authorized

Relocation Incentives:  Not Authorized


Position is located at CBOC in Clifton Park, NY





  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Selected candidate must successfully pre-employment physical
  • Background security investigation will be required of all new hires
  • This is a drug testing position under the VA Drug Free Workplace program


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Seeking highly flexible, multifunctional LPN that will perform the following functions and responsibilities: Screening and direct nursing care activities, which support the Primary Care patient, specialized procedures/functions such as but not limited to venipunctures and collection of lab specimens, finger sticks, immunizations, bladder scanning, dressing changes, performing EKG's and injections.  Computer competency in CPRS, Clinical Reminders and Appointment Management that support the Primary Care provider.  Communication skills especially in regards to telephone etiquette.  Responsible for all aspects of preparation and care for the  patient during his/her Primary Care visit.  Responsible for monitoring and tracking preventative measures for patients within the teamlet.  May cross cover other teamlet in CBOC. 


The LPN should possess strong interpersonal skills in order to interact with patients, families, community providers and staff members.


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Citizenship: Citizen of the United States

Education: Graduate from a NLN accredited or State approved School of Nursing approved by the appropriate State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed

License/Registration: Current, full, active and unrestricted license/registration as a licensed practical nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia required

Required Experience: 3 years working as an LPN on a med/surg unit or (Geriatric) Nursing Home or Primary Care Practice, required 

Certification: Basic Life Support Certification required 


Preferred Experience:

- Competent keyboard skills, preferred

- Past experience in computerized patient records, preferred

- Past experience with Excel programs, preferred


EDUCATION: Graduate with a degree from a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant.

The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following web sites: and


FOREIGN EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specialized in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

To qualify for this position:

You must be a US Citizen

You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test before you can be appointed to this position

You must have a licensure and registration as an LPN

You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed to this position

You must pass a pre-employment medical examination

  • 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d) requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software or fax transmissions. 


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The Department Of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits program that you can customize for your individual medical and financial needs. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help you balance life with the VA to life outside of work. For additional information about the many benefits of a career with the VA, please visit our "Benefits at a Glance" web page at:


You must submit all required information by the closing date. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.


The materials you send with your application will not be returned.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes both of the following parts:

1.  Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and

2.  Your résumé and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing. Track your progress to a Complete Application Package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager. Your Application Package status must be Complete by 11:59 pm EST on Thursday, February 28, 2013 

Option A:  Application Manager


To begin, choose one of these options:

·   If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the Apply Online button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created.

·   If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process  : Online Questionnaire


You many upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online. Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide:

for more information on uploading and re0using the form in your applications. Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way. Applicants are urged to apply online: this process is much easier and faster.  


To return to Application Manager at any time, use whichever one of the links  you used to begin as described above, or simply go to


Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire

Submitting Documents

If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.


Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager. Or, you may click this link to print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.  

  • Include the 6-character Vacancy Identification Number 819294
  • Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
  • You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.
  • Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144.


Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:   

  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name


If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

1.  You can print a copy of this job announcement and the occupational questionnaire (click on this link to access the questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire) so that you can read the questions offline.

2.  Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL, the HRMS office, or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850; after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.  You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.

·    By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.


Failure to provide all required documentation will result in a loss for consideration.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes the assessment questionnaire and the following COMPLETED forms:


  • Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  • Resume/CV- that includes the following information for each job listed: Job Title and Duties (be as detailed as possible), month and year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008), full-time or part-time (include hours worked per week) and Education (location, degree earned and date awarded).
  • VA Application for Associated Health Occupations- 10-2850c (Available at:
  • Declaration of Federal Employment- OF-306 (Available at: must be signed and dated within the last 30 days
  • Most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action)
  • If prior military service, please provide a copy of your DD-214 (We MUST have Member Copy #4 for July 1979 and later editions). Applicants claiming 10 point veterans' preference, please submit the application for 10 Point Veteran Preference SF-15 (available at  with the required documentation. Applicants who are claiming veterans preference and do not submit the proper DD-214 will not be considered for veterans preference.


Additional documentation may be requested as needed.


Forms may be obtained from the following web site:






Jennifer Rowse
Phone: (518)626-6776
Agency Information:
Department of Veterans Affairs
VAMC Albany 5
113 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY


Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the outcome.

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