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Job Title:LVN - Various Wards (Surgical)
Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:VR-647038 T38-12-35-SUR
/ Per Year
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 to Wednesday, May 01, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy(s) - Long Beach, CA United States
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
United States Citizens
VA Long Beach Healthcare System
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
POSITION TITLE: LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE (LVN), VN-0620-00
PLEASE READ THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CAREFULLY AND IN ITS ENTIRETY TO ENSURE THAT YOU APPLY CORRECTLY AND THAT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE
FAILURE TO SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF CONSIDERATION
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 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.
Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.
If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.
The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.
The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define who we are, our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ( I CARE).
America's Veterans need you!
VHA provides patient centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement. The Veteran's experience and health outcomes are improved with an emphasis on prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment.
We are seeking new team members interested in working in this environment. We are looking for team members that possess high energy, a strong work ethic, integrity, who are kind and empathetic, have a sense of humor, and who enjoy working for a collaborative, team-oriented system. The team member must be willing to build customer confidence by professional dress and demeanor.
We invite you to apply to become part of a team of professionals engaged in promoting positive organizational change to improve business outcomes and create a positive healthcare experience for patients, families, and caregivers.
U. S. Citizenship
Must pass pre-employment examination
English Language Proficiency required
Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
Background and-or Security Investigation required
Vacancy Identification Number: VIN 647038
This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available.
***Salary will be determined by a Professional Standards Board***
The Licensed Vocational Nurses selected for this position is accountable to the Nurse Manager, of the Primary Care and Specialties Clinics Healthcare Group at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System in Long Beach, California. The incumbent performs the full range of direct patient care for patients with medical conditions: Prepares, administers, and records medications and IV fluids in accordance with policies; Performs personal nursing care such as responding to patient's nursing needs, physical comfort and emotional needs; Involves patients and families in the participation of nursing care provision throughout the continuum; Conducts patient care planning which includes completing assignments in a timely manner with constructive utilization of remaining time; Assesses patient by identifying changes in condition and reporting them in a timely manner; Completes required patient care documentation and records significant observations and actions; Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment; Demonstrates interpersonal skills and customer service standards such as communication, courtesy, and discretion when working and interacting with patients, families, and internal/external customers; Adheres to Medical Center goals and objectives by incorporating the Mission, Vision, Values, and Objectives into daily practice. The purpose of the work is to enhance the overall quality and effectiveness of patient-centered care to veterans and their family members to ensure excellent clinical care in accordance with the I.C.A.R.E. philosophy.
Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State accrediting agency and/or the NLN at the time program was completed or completion of education or training in the military service which is accepted by the Licensing body in the jurisdiction in which the individual is licensed qualifying for full LPN/LVN licensure.
Full, active, and unrestricted license.
Proficient in both written and spoken English.
Applicants who are selected will be forwarded to the LVN Professional Standards board for review. The board will set initial grade and step, taking into account; experience, education, and other factors.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
References: Input applicable reference and links. For example: VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix F7, SOCIAL WORKER QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated February 2009, and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at (or you may use the following generic citation) VA Handbook 5005 available in the local Human Resources Office and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at .]
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
*** 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. ***
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For .
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional dollars and cents benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For .
This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.
HOW TO APPLY:
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Scan and upload your supporting documents into your MyUSAJOBS Account, under the Saved Documents section. After clicking the Apply Online button, be sure to select and highlight all your supporting documents. *Hold Control down while clicking with your mouse to select more than one document. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850c IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY. You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online. Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide () for ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.
If you cannot apply online:
Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: .
Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: .
Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.
To fax supporting documents to an already submitted application:
Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 647038. You must use this ****.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 01, 2013.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. CV or Resume.
2. VA Form 10-2850c - APPLICATION FOR ASSOCIATED HEALTH LVN OCCUPATIONS available at (required).
3. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at ). This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.
5. Answers to the Assessment Questionnaire ( OR for Faxed Applications).
6. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at ).
7. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).
8. Performance Evaluation- A copy of your last two evaluations or proficiencies.
9. Supervisory References- Please provide 3 letters of recommendations, at least one letter of recommendation is required upon initial application. Please provide the following form to your references and either fax or upload the reference into USAStaffing per instructions above.
10. Transcripts- A copy of your transcripts.
11. Copy of BLS.
***Be sure to upload all these documents into your MyUSAJOBS account before applying online. Hold Control down to select and highlight more than one document.***
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