Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Licensed Practical Nurse (Telehealth) in Fargo, North Dakota

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1975858

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.

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.

If you are an internal Fargo VA HCS employee, please apply at the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472388400

This position is eligible for full-time benefits as a part-time employee.

  • Comprehensive health insurance (premiums at the full-time employee rate)
  • Dental and Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Comprehensive retirement plan
  • Tax deferred savings plan with matching federal funds up to 5%
  • Flexible spending accounts – medical and child care
  • Income based daycare assistance
  • Long term care coverage
  • 11-22 vacation days earned per year, 11 sick days earned per year
Duties

This position will support the Telehealth program for the Fargo VA Health Care System. The LPN performs a variety of tasks in support of the telehealth program which include, but are not limited to: • Serve as a patient site clinical coordinator and manager of telehealth services in assigned clinic. • Responsible for the patient site clinical, business, scheduling, and technical aspects for real-time telehealth applications, including clinical video, imaging, and support of home telehealth. • Provides advanced clinical technology information to patients, staff, and providers regarding telehealth, education and training processes. • Coordinates information between facilities to expedite patient telehealth modality to access, promote and ensure maximum continuity of care. • Monitor schedules, confirms, and coordinates telehealth services of inpatients, outpatients to and from facility to facility and private facilities including nursing homes, hospitals, and clinics. • Reviews each telehealth encounter planned for needed resources to ensure resources are appropriate and meet safety requirements for the telehealth encounter. • Reads, analyzes, and interprets directives, policies, and regulations to telehealth services and makes recommendation of actions needed to ensure compliance with requirements.

Work Schedule: Part-time (approximately 4 days per week), Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.

This is a bargaining unit position. Recruitment incentive not authorized for this position.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • As needed to meet the mission of Telehealth service.
Relocation Authorized
  • No

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

  • Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.

  • 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.

  • 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 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).

Grade Determinations:

GS-6*:*

(a) Completion of at least one (1) year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent.

(b) Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.

(c) 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 or physcian for appropriateness and conformity with established policies/procedures.

(d) 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/LVN recognizes and considers emotional, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic, and age-related factors.

(e) 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/DO.

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

(g) 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.

(h) Established 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.

(i) 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 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/LVNs or nursing assistants/health technicians related to support duties for these more complex, specialized tests/procedures.

(j) 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 5005/3 Part II Appendix G13 dated April 10, 2003. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

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.

Physical Requirements:Heavy Lifting (45 pounds and over); heavy carrying (45 pounds and over); straight pulling; pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (3 hours); standing (3 hours); kneeling (1/4 hour); repeated bending; both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; far vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; vision corrected to read fine print; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of color; hearing (aid permitted); mental/emotional stability; no skin allergies preventing the use of protective equipment.

Security Clearance

Other

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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BENEFITS

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.**

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.

Other Information

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

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

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472400700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Salary Range: $36,611.00 to $47,598.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0620-06/06

Promotion Potential: 06

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 472400700

Job Announcement Number: VQ-GS-17-297-LM-1975858-BU