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LPN (community Care) - Louisville, KY #7724924

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs

Date: 11/22/2020

City: Louisville, KY

Employment type: Full-time


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Summary


The Community Care Licensed Practical Nurse, works under the direction of the Registered Nurse and/or Provider with minimal supervision. He/ She demonstrates self-direction and critical thinking skills in carrying out simple to the most complex practical nursing care assignments for variable patient populations. The LPN demonstrates technical proficiency in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties.


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Responsibilities


PAY SCHEDULE VA73


Performs complex practical nursing measures with precision and efficiency, consistent with Medical Center Policy and procedure and within legal and ethical responsibilities of his/her licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse.


Reviews in coming medical records to determine proper placement into the Veterans electronic record.


Utilizes CPRS to review validity of incoming medical records and makes determination of the disposition of that record.


Labels and routes proper records for scanning into the Veterans electronic record.


Communicates to Veterans and other internal/external customers as needed to complete review.


Assists with community care to include coordination of scheduling for services that cannot be provided within the VA health care system.


Assists with coordination for post-discharge needs, including prosthetics (DME, home oxygen), home health, etc. to ensure that Veterans discharged from community care receive appropriate medical supplies.


Reviews view alerts throughout the day and completes by close of business daily. Seeks guidance from RN and/or provider regarding resolution of clinical issues.


Effectively incorporates knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in all interactions with patients, family members, and/or other internal/external customers.


Maintains confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient/employee information.


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00a-4:30p)


Financial Disclosure Report: Not required


Travel Required


Not required


Supervisory status


No


Promotion Potential


6



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0620 Practical Nurse


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Requirements


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 12/31/1959
  • 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 onboarding process

Qualifications


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 and/or accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
  • Licensure. Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to as a graduate licensed practical or vocational nurse in any State.
  • English Language Proficiency. Nurses appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 USC 4105, 4114(f) and 5010(b).
  • Proficient in use of electronic medical record to function in accessing and documenting in patient's record.
  • Accurately enter leave requests in a timely manner in accordance with local policy.

Grade Determinations: In addition to the Basic Requirements, applicants must also meet Grade Requirements as indicated in the qualification standard. The candidate's qualifications must clearly demonstrate the level of competence required for the grade.


GS-6: (a) Completion of at least one (1) year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent, fully meeting all of the performance requirements for the GS-6 LPN/LVN.


References: A Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-13 LICENSED PRACTICAL OR VOCATIONAL NURSE QUALIFICATION. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications


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The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6.


Physical Requirements: The LPN must be able to perform work that requires regular and recurrent walking, bending, lifting 45 pounds or more, stooping, reaching, stretching, and similar activities supporting various weights. This also includes frequently pushing medication carts, wheelchairs, lifts, and beds. The incumbent must be able to care for Veterans with various medical and psychiatric issues. At times, these Veterans exhibit unpredictable behavior. He/she must be able to work closely with others, have sufficient hearing to respond to various alarms, and must be able to communicate verbal and in writing.


Education


IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.


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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.


This position may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. You must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA Policy and apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services Office. The EDRP Coordinators, Anna Harris and Sherry Miller can be reached at


VISN9HREDRP@va.gov


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