Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Licensed Practical Nurse (Morristown) in Morristown, Tennessee
The LPN is administratively responsible and accountable to the Nurse Manager/designee. The LPN is accountable for delivering patient care to the adult/geriatric patient population. The LPN carries out assignments under the direction and with minimum supervision of the registered nurse (RN). The LPN is assigned duties that require a high degree of skills and accuracy in performing technical procedures using powers of observation, perception and judgment.
Conditions of Employment
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, January 22, 2021. 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). Preferred Experience:
Demonstrated interpersonal competence.
Experience in a variety of clinical settings. Primary Care, internal medicine, or other outpatient clinic experience preferred.
Knowledge and ability to participate actively in teaching the patient/family/significant other.
Ability to function in outpatient clinics with minimal supervision.
Ability to recognize and respond to potential emergent patient situations.
Electronic medical record experience
BLS Grade Determinations: GS-6: Completion of at least 1 year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent, fully meeting all 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. 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.