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Job Title:  LVN-Community Living Center
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  LL-13-DQ-898717

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$37,590.00 to $50,957.00 / Per Year
Friday, May 24, 2013 to Friday, May 31, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
5 vacancies in the following location:
Loma Linda, CA United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):   898717 (Please include on all documents)



   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.



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  


The VA Loma Linda Healthcare System is one of the top 25 employers in the Inland Empire!  There are over 62,000 of America's Veterans who entrust the VA Loma Linda healthcare staff to meet a variety of healthcare needs on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.  We are guided by the VA Core Values of Integrity, Committment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence in the quest to fulfill our mission.  By joining the VA Loma Linda healthcare team, you too, will have the opportunity to join an innovative and exemplary organization!


Tour of Duty: Day/Evening/Night rotator, 8 hour shifts, rotational weekends and holidays, 80 hours/pay period required.


INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration of ratings 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, etc.


  • You must be a US citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • This position requires candidates to be proficient in English
  • Pass a pre-employment physical examination.


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This LVN is organizationally responsible to the Community Living Center Nurse Managers( 1 South or 1 SW/1 SE)


Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:


Direct patient care, collection of patient data and documentation in the electronic medical record; assisting with treatments and procedures; taking vital signs; reporting adverse findings to the RN and/or MD; and participating in unit activities and performance improvements projects.


Selected candidates will be cross-trained to work with multiple patient populations, and must be able to perform complex treatments, dressing changes, administer medication via BCMA program, and work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary health care team.


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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.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at .


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:  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. ***

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.


BLS certification required.


Experience: A minimum of one (1) year full time LVN experience required. Preferred experience in Geriatrics, long term-care, dementia and rehab.


English Language Proficiency: Licensed practical or vocational nurses must demonstrate proficiency in English oral and written, communication skills and demonstrated excellence with interpersonal relationships.


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.


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.


Grade Determination: 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.


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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at




Veterans' Preference & ICTAP:

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

Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current


The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

Receiving Service Credit for 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 employees 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.


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

  1. Your Résumé
  2. VA Form 10-2850C available online at
  3. OF-306 available online at
  4. A complete Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  5. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 31, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is easier, faster, and provides more information as applications are processed.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, simply reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  After applying, return to USAJOBS ( to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 898717.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.


VA Loma Linda Healthcare System Employees Only:

1.       Resume to be uploaded – with references (required)

2.       Answer Online Questionnaire (required)


All other applicants must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Résumé
  • VA Form 10-2850C available online at
  • OF-306 available online at
  • Responses to the questionnaire.
  • Copy of your transcript if you are using education to qualify
  •  If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required).   Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at
  •  Copy of all licenses and certifications.

  • If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).


Jennifer L. Dobson
Phone: (909)825-7084x6879
Agency Information:
VHA Loma Linda HCS
Human Resources 605/05
11201 Benton Street
Loma Linda, CA


After you Submit Your Application...
After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made. Qualified applicants may be referred.


What happens when your application is referred?

An AFGE agreement ensures that internal applicants must be considered before external candidates. If the Selecting Official (which is not the HR Specialist) elects to consider external candidates, he or she may contact you for an interview. The interview will be arranged and coordinated by the Selecting Official.


After interviewing is Complete…

Many factors influence how quickly a selectee can be brought on board. If the Selecting Official chooses an internal candidate all other candidates will be notified of the outcome. Otherwise, once the Selecting Official makes their selection, a Professional Standards Board (PSB) will convene to determine the salary to be offered. At this point a tentative offer would be made and upon acceptance the pre-appointment process would begin.

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