Job Overview

Summary

 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 881163

Note:  This is a reannouncement of VIN 877103.  If you previously applied to VIN 877103 you must  re-apply to receive consideration.

 

READ THE ANNOUNCEMENT CAREFULLY AND IN ITS ENTIRETY TO ENSURE THAT YOU APPLY CORRECTLY AND THAT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE.

APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE WILL BE RATED INELIGIBLE.

OUR MISSION: 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.  


As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions 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.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov.


Note:  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 GS-6.  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

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.


Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Duties

Note:  This is an open continuous announcement.  We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. Please note, not all areas may have vacancies. Qualified applicants that submit completed application packets will be referred to units where vacancies are available on a continual basis until all vacancies are filled OR until the closing date of this announcement.  Applicants need not re-apply once the application is referred to the selecting official. You must submit a completed application packet to be considered. If your application packet is incomplete you will be rated ineligible.  

The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is recruiting for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) for the Acute Service in the following units: MICU/PCU/CCU, Medical/Surgical, SICU, Community Living Center, OR/PACU, Primary Care Clinic, Mental Health, Surgical Clinic, Hemodialysis, and Emergency Department.  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.  The LPN requires a general review of their work by an RN for appropriateness and conformity with license, policies and procedures. The LPN demonstrates active collaboration and communication with Patient Aligned Care Teamlet (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager and Administrative Associate) and Larger Team (family/caregiver, internal and community based services and disciplines involved in providing care to the patient). 

 
 
Preferred Experience: At least 2 years LPN experience.
 
 
 
Please Note: The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-3 - GS-6. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s qualifications and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.