Job Overview


 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1018311

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

Note:  The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-05.  The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-03 to GS-05.  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.


The Licensed Practical Nurse position is located at the Syracuse Veterans Administration Medical Center Syracuse, NY.  The LPN works under the clinical direction of a RN and is responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition. The LPN performs, reports and records care provided in the Med/Surg Unit that includes, but is not limited to:

  • Takes and records vital sign, weight, and height.
  • Medication administration.
  • Clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts.
  • Verifies expiration dates of medication, equipment and supplies.
  • Assists in diagnostic/medical procedures.
  • Monitors patient during procedures.
  • Prepares examining rooms.
  • Positions patient ensuring comfort and privacy.
  • Provides patient and their families with health and wellness information.
  • Informs provider of changes in patient's condition.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Tour of Duty: 8 and 12 hour shifts. Rotating tour of duty that could include days, evenings, nights, holidays, and weekends. Management reserves the right to change the tour of duty as necessary to meet mission requirements.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No