Education: A 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) or received health care education/training in the military service which is accepted by the licensing body in the jurisdiction in which the individual is licensed as qualified for full LPN/LVN licensure will be accepted as meeting the education requirements for VHA employment.
Technical/Clinical Skills: Demonstrated ability to use applicable computer programs in nursing documentation, and medication administration applications. Demonstrated excellence with clinical skills associated with bedside patient care, medication administration, complex wound care treatments, and responsiveness to emergencies.
Licensure: Possess a full, active, current and unrestricted licensure as a practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States of America or District of Columbia.
Experience: 2 - 3 years of LVN experience preferred.
English Language Proficiency: Licensed practical or vocational nurses must demonstrate proficiency in English oral and written, communication skills and demonstrated excellence with interpersonal relationships.
RATING/RANKING PROCEDURES:Applicants who meet the qualification AND basic requirement will be further evaluated by determining the extent to which their work or related experience, education, training, etc., indicate they possess the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
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. ***
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical requirements of this position include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing (steps, ladder, etc, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motion and stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
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.
Applicants who are selected will be forwarded to the LPN/LVN Professional Standards board for review. The board will appoint initial grade and step, taking into account; experience, and education.