*****THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCMENT AND WILL BE USED TO FILL VACANCIES AT JAMAICA PLAIN, BROCKTON AND WEST ROXBURY CAMPUSES. POSITION COULD BE IN ANY AREA OF OUR NURSING SERVICE TO INCLUDE ALL CLINICS/WARDS***** The LPN will work under an RN and/or Nurse Manager to provide direct patient care to Veterans The incumbent will complete assigned duties/responsibilities which involve performing non-standard and specialized practical nursing activities within their grade level. LPN will also serve as an active member of a healthcare team with professional and supportive personnel. Provides assistance or complete physical care for patients by observing, identifying and responding to specific patient needs. Provides a safe environment and protects patient's rights. Demonstrates knowledge, skills and ability to recognize and respond appropriately to emergency situations. Meets the needs of customers while also supporting VA missions. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Days: 7am - 3:30pm, Evenings: 3:30pm until Midnight or Nights: 11:30pm until 8:00am with the ability to do compressed tours. Work every other weekend with rotating holidays. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Functional Statement: PD902760, PD912860, PD902730, and PDF00189 Notifications NAGE or AFGE bargaining unit depending upon facility/location This position is covered by a special rate. Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed. This position is in the Excepted Service. Drug Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified drug test result is received. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with employment process. Veterans preference does not apply for other current permanent Federal agency employees Narrative responses to the knowledge skills and abilities (KSAs) will be required form the selectee in order to proceed with the appointment. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-3 to GS-6.
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.