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    Summary

    This announcement has been extended. Applicants may update applications through the closing date of 9/30/2021.

    This announcement is posted at various grade levels, applicants will only be considered at the full performance GS-6 grade level.

    This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT in support of critical hiring shortages in the VA. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be June 7, 2021 and applicants will be referred on an 'as needed' basis.



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    Responsibilities

    NOTE: Announcement will remain open until no longer needed but no later than September 30, 2021.

    The Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse will be assigned to interested facilities throughout VHA and may be permanently or temporarily (not to exceed 1-year) appointed on an intermittent, part-time, or full-time schedule in support of the VA facilities across the nation. The Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse practices in a complex patient care setting in collaboration with interdisciplinary colleagues and the department nurse/unit manager.

    There are vacancies for LPNs/LVNs in a variety of specialty areas to include:

    • Critical Care (ICUs, Step down ICUs, Emergency Departments)
    • Acute Care (Medical, Surgical, Oncology, Cardiology, Urgent Care)
    • Outpatient (Specialty Clinics, Primary Care, Endoscopy, Dialysis, Urology, Dermatology, Pain Clinics, Hem/Onc- infusions clinics)
    • Mental Health (Acute Mental Health Inpatient, Chronic Mental Health Inpatient, Detox/ Substance Abuse)
    • Geriatrics / CLC (Hospice, Dementia Care, Palliative, Long Term Living)
    • Long Term Care (Subacute Rehab, MDS Coordinators, Spinal Cord Injury)
    • Operating Room / PACU (Patient Acute Care Unit)
    • Case Management/Analytics
    The primary responsibilities of this Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse may vary by assignment.

    Duties may include but are not limited to:
    • Assisting with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment, positioning patients, ensuring comfort and privacy, and monitoring the patient during the procedure;
    • Providing direct nursing care to patients with an emphasis on patient teaching, care coordination and interventions such EKGs and phlebotomy;
    • Documenting care activities;
    • Performing procedures, treatments and delegated tasks;
    • Administering medication and oxygen therapy;
    • Issuing clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated; and
    • Cleaning and reprocessing of reusable medical equipment.

    Work Schedule: A variety of work schedules are available; Work schedule will be determined upon selection. NOTE: May be expected to work rotating weekends and holidays.
    Pay Schedule: The salary range listed in this announcement is a Base-Line Salary for a full-time work schedule. Starting salary will be set based on locality (which may include a special pay rate depending upon location), as well as FT, PT or Intermittent employment.
    Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses: Not Available
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
    Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.
    Paid Time Off: Depending on your leave tier, receive 13 to 26 days paid time off per year, including 10 paid federal holidays; 13 sick days annual with no limitation on accumulation.
    Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.
    Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).
    For More Information on Benefits: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Benefits/EmploymentBenefits

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/602273300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.