Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: December 8, 2018
Assists with data collection for outpatients and new admissionsObserves, reports and documents signs and symptoms of patient's general condition.Provides input into the development, implementation and evaluation of the Nursing Care Plan and/or the Interdisciplinary Plan of CareProvides direct nursing care to adult and geriatric patients with complex problems according to nursing standards and Medical Center policy and procedure. This includes, but is not limited to:Bathing, showering, oral care, shaving, feeding, turning and positioning, and ambulating.Collecting and labeling specimens, e.g. sputum, urine, stool.Performing enterostomal care, perineal care, administering enemas and colostomy irrigation.Providing bowel/bladder training, applying external urinary devices, performing bladder catheterization.Providing oral, nasopharyngeal and tracheal suctioning, tracheostomy care, administering oxygenProviding complex wound care management and treatments which may include Telederm procedures.Using patient lifting devices, pressure relief mattresses, electronic scales, feeding pumps and IV pumps.Providing post-motem care per Nursing Patient Care Procedure.Performs such diagnostic procedures as TPR, B/P, pain screen, pulse oximetry, bladder scannign, I&O, heights, weights, fingersticks, breathalyzer, and EKGs which may also be performed in Telehealth clinics.Performs narcotic countAdministers oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular and intravenous medications.Assisting with physical examinations which may also be involved in telehealth clinics.Assembling supplies and equipment for medical procedures that may also be performed in telehealth clinicsEnsures all appointments, no-shows, cancelation and rtc are scheduled according to Telemedicine guidelines for all patients seen in the clinic using these modalities.Ensures all follow-up results notes, future consults, peer reviews and completed using telemedicine protocols.Delivers virtual and digital technologies which help veterans communicate synchronously and asynchonously with their health care teams and coordinate, track and manager their health care. These technologies may include , but are not limited to, Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT), Store and Forward Telehealth (SFT), Video Conferencing, VA Video Connect (VVC), VA Mobiel, My HealthVet (MHV), Home Telehealth (HT), and other telehealth applications.Performs other duties as assigned.Basic Requirements:United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.Education - Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency accredited by the Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing Inc. (ACEN) at the time the program was completed by the applicant. Verification can be obtained from the State approving agency or the Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 - Atlanta, GA 30326 Or from the http://www.nlnac.org/ACEN web site. All applicants must verify that the program where you received your Nursing Degree is accredited by checking to see if it is listed on either the state agency approved list or the ACEN list (see below) in order to meet the basic qualification requirements. IF your educational degree program is not listed on one of these websites and the program was accredited at the time you graduated, you will need to submit additional written documentation from one of these agencies or from the Director of the Nursing program of your school as proof of accreditation by the ACEN or the State. Your college transcripts are not proof of this documentation.The Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing Inc.(ACEN), located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 - Atlanta, GA 30326 or call (404) 975-5000. The ACEN accredits all levels of nursing programs. Additional information may be obtained from the ACEN. http://www.acenursing.org/ . To Verify State Nursing Board: Google - State Nursing Board of _______(the state in which the school is located) and then look for the Board of Nursing approved LPN schools. Health care education in the military service or training in the military service which is accepted by the licensing body in the jurisdiction in which the individual is licensed as qualifying for LPN/LVN licensure will be accepted as meeting the education requirements for VHA employment.The education requirement is waived for VHA employees who were converted to appointments under 38 U.S.C. 7401(3) in implementation of Public Law 98-160, enacted November 21, 1983, and for VHA employees converted to appointments under 38 U.S.C. 7405 in implementation of Public Law 99-576, enacted October 28, 1986; and for their future personnel actions under this authority. The waiver will not apply to persons appointed under 38 U.S.C. 7401(3) or 7405 after these conversions.Licensure - Condition of employment. Active, full, current and unrestricted licensure as a Graduate Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico), of the United States or the District of Columbia. An LPN who has or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probation status may be appointed only in accordance with regulations issued by the Under Secretary for Health or designee.Proficient in spoken and written English - as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).Preferred Experience: Primary Care/TelehealthGrade Determinations:To Qualify at the GS-6 level - Experience - Completion of at least one (1) year of qualifying experience at the GS-05 level or equivalent and fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-05 LPN/LVN.(2 years of LPN experience)Please make sure that each item below is addressed in detail in the body of your resume.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: In addition can demonstrate the following KSAs:1. Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.2. Knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patients' conditions; to use judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and to accurately recognize, report and record relevant] patient information. Completed work should need only a general review by a registered nurse (RN) or physician (MD/DO) for appropriateness and conformity with established policies/procedures.3. Ability to observe, identify and respond to the patient's needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care and patient/family education. In organizing and delivering care, the LPN/LVN recognizes and considers emotional, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic, and age-related factors.4. Prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in patient's condition from prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately documenting noted changes, and reporting any deviations from normal to RN or MD/DO.5. Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO, and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed.6. Knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient motivations and reactions to situations, and ability to appropriately utilize this knowledge in working effectively with patients, family members, and other staff.7. Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to elicit feelings and attitudes, and to promote positive relationships, communication and socialization skills. Fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery. Effectively incorporates knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in all interactions with patients, family members, and/or other internal/external customers.8. Knowledge and skill in performing support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient's condition before, during, and following the procedure. Serves as a preceptor in orienting, educating, and training less experienced LPNs/LVNs or NAs/HTs related to support duties for these more complex, specialized tests/procedures.9. Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practiceReferences: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G13, Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standard.The full performance level of this vacancy is GS 6. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is a GS 6NoneTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):Application 10-2850c is required to be considered for this position. Please complete form in its entirety. If you answer "YES" to questions item 15B and/or item 28 through 37, please attach a separate sheet of paper with a brief explanation for each question to which you answered "Yes". Information must current not older than a year. Outdated and/or incomplete applications will be ineligible for consideration.Other - VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (required). http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf - Information must be current not older than a year. Outdated and/or incomplete applications will be considered ineligible.Resume: Your resume must include the following information for each job you list: Job title; Complete Work Place Addresses ; Duties (be as detailed as possible); Month and year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); Full-time or part-time status, PRN (include hours worked per week) Information must be current not older than a year.Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants (if applicable):DD-214 - If claiming Veteran's PreferenceOther Veterans Document - VA Rating LetterSF-50 - If current Federal EmployeeCover Letter - OptionalOF-306 - OptionalSF-15 - OptionalIf 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.Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Murfreesboro , LPN (PACT/Telehealth), Healthcare , Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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