- U.S. Citizenship.
- Graduate of an approved LPN school, health care
education in the military service this is accepted by the licensing board in
the jurisdiction in which licensed as qualifying for full LPN/LVN licensure
meets the education requirements or individual granted a license by a jurisdiction
that does not require graduation from an approved LPN school.
- Current LPN/LVN State License.
- English Language Proficiency.
- Current Basic Life Support
experience must demonstrate they possess the following competencies in their
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems.
effective education to patient and/or family members in relation to common
disease processes, medication and/or prescribed treatment regimes.
exceptional customer service skills and reflects the ability to serves as a
responsible member of the nursing team and appropriately interacts with
patients, family members, professional and other supportive personnel involved
in the delivery of patient care.
knowledge and skill sufficient to prepare, administer and appropriately
document actions taken specific to commonly prescribed oral, topical,
subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous medications.
ability to recognize and react promptly to emergency situations.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
GS-3 None beyond the basic
GS-4: 6 months of qualifying experience as a Licensed
Practical Nurse equivalent to a GS-3 level.
GS-5: At least 2 years of
qualifying experience (Federal or non-Federal) one of which would be considered
equivalent to GS-4 level work as a LPN. This experience would have been gained
in a critical care or similar advanced care environment.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II Appendix G13 - LPN
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: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), Light carrying
(under 15 pounds), pushing (1-2 hours), reaching above shoulders, use of
fingers, both hands required, walking up to 2 hours, standing over 3 hours,
repeated bending (up to 1 hour), ability for rapid mental and muscular
coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13 to 16; far vision
correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid
permitted); working closely with others, and clear speech.
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.