RQ-Outpatient Patient-Aligned Care Team (PACT) LPN
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Little Rock, AR

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 800469

Tour of Duty: 7:30am to 4:00pm with flexible hours to meet Outpatient Clinic needs.

Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

Please print and carefully read the entire announcement. Follow the instructions under the “ How to Apply ” section of the announcement, and upload ALL REQUIRED documents, to be considered for this position.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U. S. Citizenship

Must pass pre-employment physical examination

English Language Proficiency required

Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required

Background and-or Security Investigation required

DUTIES:
DUTY LOCATION WILL BE AT EITHER THE LITTLE ROCK OR NORTH LITTLE ROCK CAMPUS

The individual selected for this position is accountable to the Nurse Manager and works under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN) and within identified outpatient clinic teams. Responsible for the treatment, observation and care of the Veteran within the scope of LPN functions. Assists in the overall clinic management, functions and operations, and facilitation of patient flow through the check in and checkout process. Provides patient education and/or instructions and appropriate documentation. Participates in job/systems redesign activities and other activities that enhance patient care and clinic operations. Maintains patient's privacy and confidentiality. Documents pertinent information in the electronic medical record. Assists with coordination of all services for the patient in the Outpatient Clinics. Works with the patient, significant other and health care team to establish patient centered care and goals. Demonstrates the knowledge and skill sufficient to assist with procedures and reusable medical equipment as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures. Observation and documentation will include clinical reminders and the reporting of any noted change in the patient's condition to the RN.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
U.S. citizenship.
Graduate of a school of practical nursing approved by the appropriate State accrediting agency and one of the following: The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) OR The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a Practical nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia.
Must be proficient in spoken and written English
Current certification in Basic Life Support

GRADE DETERMINATIONS:
Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Practical Nurse Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

References : VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G13, LICENSED PRACTICAL OR VOCATIONAL NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD , dated April 2003.

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:
PHYSICAL STANDARDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
  • Heavy lifting 45 pounds and over
  • Heavy carrying 45 pounds and over
  • Straight pulling (1-2 hrs)
  • Pushing (1-2 hrs)
  • Reaching above shoulder (1-2 hrs)
  • Walking (2-4 hrs)
  • Standing (2-6 hrs)
  • Kneeling
  • Repeated bending (1-2 hrs)
  • Use of fingers
  • Use of both hands
  • Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously
  • Near vision correctable
  • Far vision correctable
  • Depth perception
  • Hearing (aide permitted)
  • Work closely with others, as well as, protracted or irregular hours of work
APPLICANTS 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. Applicants must, therefore, only report 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. ***

Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé and submit a DD Form 214, which is required. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx .

Experience:
One (1) year of successful Licensed Practical Nursing experience is strongly preferred.

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. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

BENEFITS:
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 position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

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

PBI INTERVIEWS: Any interviews that may be conducted will utilize the Performance Based Interviewing process (PBIs). For more information on the performance-based interview process, see http://www.va.gov/pbi .

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors.

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

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