The incumbent is located at the VA Roseburg Healthcare
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The work involves the performance of a full range of functions
using guides, policies, with general review by an RN or LIP for
appropriateness and conformity with established policies and
procedures. He/she may work under the direction of an LPN 7. The
work involves a variety of patients/residents of diverse cultural,
spiritual, and education backgrounds. The work directly affects the
overall well-being of patients/residents served. The work involves
the care of the patient/resident. The LPN is expected to have the
knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned
patient/resident care based on the patients'/resident's conditions;
to use judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of
procedures and treatments; and to accurately recognize, report, and
record relevant patient/resident information in the computerized
medical record. Equipment for patient care includes items such as
non-critical reusable medical equipment (RME) used for obtaining
vital signs, electrocardiograms, telehealth carts and cameras, and
other tools for obtaining data and information about patient
Work Schedule: Variable.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
0620 Practical Nurse
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check.
To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all
requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be
appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in
accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
English Language Proficiency. Licensed practical or vocational
nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be
proficient in [both] spoken and written English as required by 38
U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
Education. Graduate of a school of practical or vocational
nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or accredited
by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)]
at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
Verification can be obtained from the State approving agency [or]
the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 61
Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006. Additional information
may also be obtained from the NLNAC Website. Exceptions
(1) 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
full LPN/LVN licensure will be accepted as meeting the education
requirements for VHA employment.
(2) 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
(3) Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does
not require graduation from an approved school. See paragraph 4,
Licensure. 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. An LPN/LVN who has or has ever had, any license(s)
revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed
in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with
the provisions in chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16 of this
Preferred Experience: 1 year of nursing in an outpatient
setting, 1 year wound care experience.
GS-3. None beyond the basic requirements. LPNs at this grade
level are expected to perform all duties within the scope of their
license (e.g., medication administration); however, completed work
may require routine or detailed higher level review depending upon
the complexity of the duties
GS-4. Employees may be appointed at or advanced to GS-4 if they
meet any of the criteria in paragraphs below:
Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; or
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
Graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months
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
Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the
GS-4 level or equivalent.
Completion of at least [one (1)year of additional qualifying
experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent , fully meeting all
performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN.
Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing
assigned duties in providing care to variable patient
References: VA Handbook 5005
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-3 to GS-6.
Physical Requirements: Light lifting, under 15 pounds, Light
carrying, under 15 pounds, Pushing ( 1-2 hours), Use of fingers,
Both hands required, Walking (4 hours), Standing (4 hours),
Repeated bending (2 hours), Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"
to Jaeger 1 to 4, Both eyes required, Depth perception, Ability to
distinguish basic colors, Hearing (aid permitted), Other (specify
below), Mental & emotional stability required.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application
if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
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.
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