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Job Title:Licensed Vocational Nurse (Housing & Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supported Housing Program)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:AG-T38-418-Lsi-952037

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$35,905.00 to $46,903.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 to Wednesday, September 18, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0620-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Austin, TX United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 952037

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.



Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) is one of the largest integrated health care systems in the Department of Veterans Affairs and includes facilities in Temple, Waco, and Austin, TX. Community-Based Outpatient Clinics are located in Brownwood, Cedar Park, Palestine, and Bryan-College Station. NO STATE TAXES!!!

NOTE:  Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected. 

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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

DUTIES:

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Bargaining unit position

 

Tour of duty:  Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm OR 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

 

The Licensed Vocation Nurse (LVN) is an active member of the Housing and Urban Development- Veterans Affairs Supported Housing (HUD-VASH) Program and provides medical, mental health, and community support services to help Veterans in the HUD-VASH Program secure and maintain housing. The LVN will: (A) Assist the Veteran in the community to maintain or improve his/her health and mental capabilities by performing functions, such as maintaining medication schedules, monitoring vital signs and providing TM medications. (B) Provide health and safety education to individual Veterans and in group settings. (C) Facilitate community integration which includes accompanying Veterans to appointments, teaching Veteran how to use and access community resources, opening bank accounts, showing Veterans how to use public transportation, attending meetings with Veteran and their landlords, etc. (D) Assist the Veteran in obtaining decent and affordable housing of his/her choice in the most integrated, independent, and least intrusive or restrictive environment by taking them out to view housing, either driving them or riding with them on public transportation. (E) Assist in obtaining services that suit that individual’s community integration needs by linking Veteran with community resources, recreational activities and social supports. Community resources may include but not be limited to consumer-run self-help and mutual support services, social security office, Department of Family and Children services, local YMCA, library, food pantries, restaurants, Veterans’Service Organizations, apartment complexes and other types of housing, etc. (F) Work with the Veterans and other treatment team staff to develop a treatment plan based on each Veteran’s identified goals and strengths. G) Conduct regular follow-up visits and document on the status of goals and interventions identified in the treatment plan as well as the interventions made during the visit.

Performs patient care duties under the direct supervision of the RN. He/she provides patient care which is appropriate to the cognitive, emotional, spiritual, chronological, recreational, and diversion needs of the adult (ages 17-59) or geriatric (ages 60+) patient. The LVN demonstrates knowledge of changes associated with aging and provides care based upon age related factors as specified in his/her competencies. Contributes to the interdisciplinary team in developing, implementing, and evaluating the patient’s treatment plan. Promotes patient participation in the therapeutic community by fostering self-reliance and independence. Performs assigned duties, treatments, or procedures in acceptable timeframes, following established policies procedures and practices for Acute Care. Performs more complex treatments as assigned.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:  

 

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.


 

Preferred Experience:

 

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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.


BENEFITS:

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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, thrift savings plan, 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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/index.asp.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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HOW TO APPLY: All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 to receive consideration.
  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.  

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Other (VA Form 10-2850C - )
   ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·DD-214
   ·OF-306
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·SF-15
   ·SF-50
   ·Transcript



VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (required).

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdfand provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 952037.
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.  
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Lili A. Sims
Phone: (254)743-0785
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: LILI.SIMS@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Central Texas HCS Temple
DO NOT EMAIL OR MAIL APPLICATIONS
APPLY ONLINE OR BY FAX ONLY, TX
00000 Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

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Job Announcement Number:

AG-T38-418-Lsi-952037

Control Number:

350563600