Licensed Practical Nurse - Outpatient
Department of Veterans Affairs - Fargo, ND

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 846109

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

LPN will serve as .5 FTE Women's Health and .5 FTE Primary Care focusing on clinical visits, exams and treatments with provider. The individual will be responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. Will work collaboratively with Core Team (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager and Patient Support Technician ) and Expanded Team (family/caregiver, internal and community based services involved in providing care to the patient). Facility has implementation of Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) in areas consistent with Nursing Care Management and Coordination of Veterans. Clinical hours are Monday-Friday, 8-4:30.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-4 through GS-6. 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.

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 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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required.

Full, current and unrestricted licensure.

Pre-employment physical.

Background investigation.

Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nurse school

approved by the appropriate State agency and/or accredited by NLNAC.

DUTIES:
LPN (.5 Women's Health and .5 Primary Care) focusing on clinic visits, exams and treatment with provider responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. Will work collaboratively with Core and Expanded team members for direct patient care.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing school approved by the appropriate State agency and/or accredited by NLNAC.

Possess current, full, active and unrestricted licensure.

Pre-employment physical.

Proficient in speaking and writing English language.

GRADE DETERMINATIONS:
GS-4 six months of qualifying experience at the GS-3 level or equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-3 LPN/LVN.

GS-5 one year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-4 LPN/LVN.

GS-6 one year of qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN.

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

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. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx

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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://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp

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EEO Policy Statement:
http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo

Reasonable Accomodation Policy Statement:
http://www.usajobs.gov/raps

Veterans Information:
http://www.usajobs.gov/vi

Leagal and Regulatory Guidance:
http://www.usajobs.gov/lrg

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

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...