1. Must be a citizen of U.S.
2. Must be a graduate of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State accrediting agency and/or the National League for Nursing at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
3. Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
4. Must have a full, current, active and unrestricted license as a graduate licensed practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or District of Columbia.
5. Must meet pre-employment physical standards according to VA Policy.
1. A minimum of three years of successful clinical nursing practice as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
2. Broad knowledge base with experience in a variety of patient care settings and with diverse patient populations.
3. Demonstrated skill in performing multiple tasks, managing assignments, and expediting oral and written communications.
4. Demonstrated ability to interact with others effectively and appropriately, presenting a professional image of the service and the VA.
5. Skill in utilizing VistA, BCMA, CPRS, Outlook, fax machines, copiers, etc.
GRADE DETERMINATIONS: Grades and salaries will be determined by the Professional Standards Board (PSB).
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
GRADE DETERMINATIONS: Determined by the Professional Standards Board based on education and experience.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G13, Licensed Practical OR Vocational Nurse Qualification Standard. http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
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.
This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.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.