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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) GI Scheduler

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Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Location: Johnson City, TN

Date Posted: July 31, 2014

Source: DiversityNursing.com

The successful applicant will serve as a LPN GI Schedulerin the Nursing Service. The Gastro/Hepatology LPN schedules appointments for patients having colonoscopies and/or endoscopies, along with other diagnostic procedures in the Endoscopy Suite and Gastro/Hepatology Clinic. The incumbent educates the pre-procedure patients on preparation for the procedure and what to expect during the procedure. A high level of knowledge regarding endoscopic procedures and the complications that may possibly occur during the procedure is needed. Appointments are to be made in a timely fashion and complying with the patient date request as much as feasible. He/she will be required to cross train in order to provide coverage when needed for other GI staff including other LPNs and Endoscopy Care Manager as well as other responsibilities as assigned by the Nurse Manager.

Work Schedule:
Monday
- Friday 7:30am
- 4:00pm

Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are notauthorized for this ...

The successful applicant will serve as a LPN GI Schedulerin the Nursing Service. The Gastro/Hepatology LPN schedules appointments for patients having colonoscopies and/or endoscopies, along with other diagnostic procedures in the Endoscopy Suite and Gastro/Hepatology Clinic. The incumbent educates the pre-procedure patients on preparation for the procedure and what to expect during the procedure. A high level of knowledge regarding endoscopic procedures and the complications that may possibly occur during the procedure is needed. Appointments are to be made in a timely fashion and complying with the patient date request as much as feasible. He/she will be required to cross train in order to provide coverage when needed for other GI staff including other LPNs and Endoscopy Care Manager as well as other responsibilities as assigned by the Nurse Manager.

Work Schedule:
Monday
- Friday 7:30am
- 4:00pm

Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are notauthorized for this position.

Promotion Potential:
The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

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.

Licensure:
Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to as a graduate licensed practical or vocational nurse in any State. Physical standards: Must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. 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).

GRADE DETERMINATIONS:
Applicants must meet regulatory qualification standards for a Licensed Practical Nurse as stated in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, and Appendix G13. In addition to the Basic Requirements, applicants must also meet Grade Requirements as indicated in the qualification standard. Although the Grade will be determined by a Professional Standards Board, the expected grade level for this position is GS-3. This qualification standard can be reviewed in Human Resources (Building 20), James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Mountain Home TN
37684.

GS-3:
None beyond the basic requirements.

GS-4:
Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; or graduation from an approved school and one year of experience that involved nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure and sterile techniques and procedures; or graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months duration. LPNs at the GS-4 grade level perform all duties expected of employees at the GS-3 grade level; however, they are expected to exercise greater judgment, require less supervision, and to operate in accordance with all established policies, procedures and techniques.

GS-5:
Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.

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-5 LPN/LVN.

PREFERRED BACKGROUND OR EXPERIENCE:

1. Three to five years increasingly complex nursing practice.
2. Demonstrates ability to function in Gastro/Hepatology environment with minimal supervision.
3. BLS
4. Dependability.
5. Computer literate.
6. Demonstrates ability to work effectively as a team member.
7. Demonstrates competency, interpersonal skills; both verbal and written.
8. Demonstrates ability to provide education to patients/family and/or significant other. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

References:
VA Handbook 5005 at http://www.va.gov... (also available in the local Human Resources Office). For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov... .

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 activites supporting various weights. This also includes frequently pushing medication carts, wheelchairs, lifts, and beds. The incument 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. Veterans'

Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov... . Veterans preference rules will be applied for all external recruitment outside the first area of consideration. Once basic qualifications have been determined for each candidate, preference eligible veterans will be referred to the selecting official prior to those candidates without veterans preference. All forms MUST be signed and dated. Forms without signatures and dates will NOT be accepted. The following documents are required:
* VA Form 10-2850c
- Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov... ) (Required)
* OF306 -Declaration for Employment
- ALL applicants must submit a complete/signed/dated OF-306 . This form must be signed and dated within one year of announcement open date. Please note, this form has been recently updated and all applicants must submit the updated OF-306, which is available at this link: http://www.opm.gov...
* Responses to the questionnaire. (Required) Formscan also be obtained from https://help.usajobs.gov... and http://www.va.gov... Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. Faxing Applications or

Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:
If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible. If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov... and provide the required information.The Vacancy ID is 1177519
2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144 . If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of yourmaterials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST)onMonday, August 11, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed. To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses tothe occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov...
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144 . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Manual applications will be accepted from James H.Quillen VAMC employees.

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