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Posted: Monday, January 8, 2018 4:27 AM

Summary

OUR MISSION: 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?

The VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) is a Level I tertiary multi-campus teaching facility affiliated with the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and over 100 educational institutions. The VAMHCS consists of the acute care Baltimore facility; the multi building Perry Point campus with acute medicine, mental health and long term care; the Loch Raven campus with long term care; and six urban and rural outpatient clinics.

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Be a member of a team providing compassionate healthcare to veterans. We are an employer of choice who is a center of excellence in patient care, education and research. We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you. Go to for more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Duties

At least two positions exists for a full-time PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team) LPN to provide care to patients at the VA Loch Raven Community Based Outpatient Clinic. She/he serves as a member of the PACT health care team with selected patients and provides care to them on a regular and recurring basis. The PACT LPN completes assigned duties and responsibilities, which involve performing standard and specialized practical nursing activities and which require broad work experience. Recurring duties are carried out independently. The PACT LPN recognizes the need for and seeks guidance when necessary to ensure quality patient care. In organizing the delivery of care, the PACT LPN recognizes and considers emotional, cultural, spiritual, and age related factors. The PACT LPN actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice. The main duty station for this position is the Loch Raven CBOC and occasional coverage at other VA Maryland Primary Care sites within the Baltimore area may be required.

Major duties include medication administration, providing patient education regarding tobacco use, weight monitoring, diet and exercise, monitoring of blood glucose, PT/INR, Hemoglobin A1C and blood pressure. Additionally, the incumbent will document care given, observations and responses on appropriate tools or forms and completes Clinical Reminders in CPRS. Flexibility in assignments in order to meet team needs is a must. The PACT LPN functions under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse Care Coordinator who is responsible for the coordination of the patient's care.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm; Occasional late coverage may be required beyond 4:30pm

$46,673

$56,222

Job Details

Application Open Date

1/6/2018

Application Close Date

1/19/2018

Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply

United States Citizens

Status

Full-Time

* More About VA

* This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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

United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

* 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.

Preferred Experience:

* At least two consecutive years of recent outpatient/primary care clinic experience as LPN within the last 5 years is strongly preferred.

* At least three years of recent experience in Medical/Surgical Nursing or at least two consecutive years in recent experience as LPN in Medical/Surgical Nursing preferred.

* Excellent customer service and communication skills.

* Current BLS certification.

Grade Determinations: GS-6 LPN (Full Performance Level)

(a) Experience. The LPN fully meet all of the performance requirements for the GS-5 level or completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSA's in subparagraph (b) below

Examples of qualifying experience at the GS - 5 level or equivalent include but are not limited to

* Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. [Works with the RN and/or MD/DO to appropriately orient/train less experienced LPNs/LVNs and/or Nursing Assistants (NAs)/Health Technicians (HTs) in relation to acceptable standards of practice in promoting optimal patient care delivery. Provides effective education to patients and/or family members in relation to common disease processes, medication, and /or prescribed treatment regimes.]

* Demonstrated ability to serve as a responsible member of the nursing team and interact [in an appropriate manner] with patients, family members, professional and [other] supportive personnel [involved in the delivery of] patient care, [incorporating acceptable, established customer service standards into practice.

* Knowledge and skill sufficient to prepare, administer, and appropriately document actions taken specific to commonly prescribed oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and/or intravenous medications as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures. Observation and documentation will include patient's response to medication administered and the reporting of any noted change in patient's condition to RN or MD/DO.

* Knowledge and ability to recognize the need for and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seek the assistance of the RN or MD/DO, and assist in resuscitation procedures in cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest.

* Recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action.

* Completed work is under the general supervision of an RN or MD/DO. Individuals at this grade level are expected to have a broad working knowledge of practical nursing procedures. However, completion of more complex practices or procedures may be subject to closer higher-level review.

(b) Demonstrated KSAs

* The LPN is technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.

* 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)] for [ ] appropriateness and conformity with [established policies/procedures.

* 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 recognizes and considers emotional, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic, and age-related factors.

* 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.

* Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD, and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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 or NAs/HTs related to support duties for these more complex, specialized tests/procedures.

* Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice.

References: VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G13. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06.

* Benefits

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Associated topics: licensed practical nurse, licensed vocational, lvn, lvn lpn, med, med surg, mtp, nurse ii, pediatrics, practical nurse lpn

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• Location: Baltimore

• Post ID: 29849327 baltimore
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