The LPN/LVN GS-7 will work in the CLC. This area assigned may be modified in the event of a critical shortage to meet organizational needs. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Individual. The LVN GS-07 performs more complex nursing assignments within their setting under close supervision of the Nurse Manager or designee. The LPN/LVN possesses comprehensive practical nursing knowledge and skills in specialized procedures and practices. The LPN/LVN is of considerable difficulty and responsibility is performed under general supervision. Individuals in these positions are to a considerable extent, expected to exercise independent technical judgments and to possess and apply a comprehensive working knowledge of the principles, art, and science of practical nursing. Employees at this grade level demonstrate broader knowledge skill with respect to these responsibilities than employees at lower grades. The LPN/LVN is responsible for goals and interventions that promote veterans in attaining maximum functional potential. This is accomplished through but not limited to modalities such as ambulation, bowel and bladder training, dressing, grooming, bathing, oral hygiene, range of motion exercises and fall prevention modalities. He or she is responsible and accountable for the quality of care delivered to patients. He or she is responsible for collecting data and communicating information regarding complex wounds and/or skin problems to appropriate team members. The LPN is responsible for providing direct care and monitoring of wound and skin related problems. The LPN/LVN is also responsible for educating staff, patients and family members in wound care and in developments in care and management of wounds. The individuals will also be responsible for assisting with wound care concerns in the outpatient clinic. The LPN/LVN will also play an important role in collecting data and assisting with preparation of reports for research studies. The LVN GS7 functions with more autonomous and independent sequencing of work events than the LVN GS6; minimal supervision is required. The EOHU LVN functions independently at remote sites and with minimal supervision on the main campus. Competency will be validated during the orientation period and annually. The LPN must have at least 1 year of successful qualifying Wound Care experience at the GS7 level or the equivalent and fulfillment of all grade expectations at the GS7 level. Work Schedule: 8 hour and/or 12 hour Shifts. May be required to work other shifts, be on call, work weekends and/or holidays as patient care and needs of the service require. Should operational needs dictate, candidates must be willing to work within other units (including community based outpatient clinics, for example) to assist and support continuation of the provision of care/services. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting 15-44 pounds, moderate carrying 15-44 pounds, pulling hand over hand 8-12 hours, pushing 8-12 hours, both hands required, walk/standing/kneeling 8-12 hours, repeat bending 8-12 hours, climbing use of legs and arms, both legs required, Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Hearing (aid permitted), lifting over 35 pounds with assistance devices, twisting, grasping, and fine manipulation.
Internal Number: 599104400
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.