Practical Nurse, LPN
Department of Veteran Affairs - Vancouver, WA

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The Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse (LVN/LPN) assigned to the Primary Care Clinic functions as a team member under the supervision of the Operations Nurse Manager. The incumbent is responsible for providing patient driven care and administrative support to a Veteran population and is expected to follow and contribute to a plan of care for individual patients The incumbent will work both as a team member and independently, communicating in a clear and constructive manner to members of the team and patients.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday or Saturday; varying tours as required by the needs of the clinic.

  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) at the time the program was completed.
  • Hold a full, active, current and unrestricted licensure as a licensed practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or District of Columbia.
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English.


GS-03: None beyond the basic requirements.


(a) Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; or

(b) Graduation from an approved school (which may be waived as provided in paragraph 4 of Section C) and one year of experience that involved nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure and sterile techniques and procedures; or

(c) Graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months duration.

(d) LPNs at the GS-4 grade level perform all duties expected of employees at the GS-3 grade level; however, they are expected to exercise greater judgment, require less supervision, and to operate in accordance with all established policies, procedure, and techniques.


(a) Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.


(a) Completion of at least one (1) year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent.

Physical Requirements: The work requiressome walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items such as papers, books, small parts, lifting patients,etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

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 Member-4 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 .
The following documents are required:

  • R?©sum?© (required)
  • Signed 10-2850c, "Application for Associated Health Occupations (RevisionJul 2006) ( ) (required)
  • Responses to the questionnaire (required)
  • Copy of your transcript if you are using education to qualify.
  • Signed OF-306 "Declaration for Federal Employment" (Revision Oct 2011) ( ) (required)
  • If a VA Employee, please submit most recent non-award SF-50 (Displays grade, tenure and title. Federal employees may be able to access their SF-50 through the eOPF )
  • Any other documents required by the checklist .
  • 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):
  • To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1008001.
  • 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, December 18, 2013Wednesday, December 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:
  • Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire .
  • Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
  • 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.

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