Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Licensed Vocational Nurse LVN (4NW) in Loma Linda, California

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
3 vacancies in the following location:
  • Loma Linda, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Thursday 6/30/2016 (118 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (66 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1739060

This position is open and continuous. Applicants will be referred after the position has been open for 15 work days, and thereafter as needed

This is an open and continuous announcement and will remain opened until filled. We will accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis and qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official as needed beginning on 07/20/2016. Unless this office is notified otherwise, applications will remain on file and considered for open positions until December 31, 2016, However, this vacancy announcement may be closed at an earlier date if all vacant positions are filled before 12/31/2016. **

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?


VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to .

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.

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. The Professional Standards Board (PSB) (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments. For Internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.


This LVN is organizationally responsible to the Nurse Manager of 4NW Telemetry.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Completion of a Basic Dysrhythmia Recognition course preferred.

  • Upon hire the incumbent must pass the Basic Dysrhythmia Recognition course with a 90% score or higher to maintain employment.

  • Maintains BLS Certification and completes annual mandatory training.

  • Knowledge of the lead placement policy, troubleshooting and documentation for monitored patients.

  • Obtain physician/provider's orders to perform continuous cardiac monitoring unless in the event of an urgency/emergency.

  • Reports and/or notifies the primary nurse, Charge nurse, physician caring for the patient and attending in the event of an urgency/emergency of a patient.

  • Ability to order equipment to start and maintain continuous cardiac monitoring.

  • Able to identify strips related to Myocardial Infarction and/ or rhythm changes and notify appropriate personal of findings.

  • Demonstrates functions of alarms and setting low/high limits, and arrhythmia alarms.

  • Protects patient's right and provides confidentiality of information (HIPPA)

  • Provides confidentiality of information (HIPPA).

  • Direct patient care, collection of patient data and documentation in the electronic medical record; assisting with treatments and procedures; taking vital signs; reporting adverse findings to the RN and/or MD; and participating in unit activities and performance improvements projects.

  • Participates in development of and is adherent to unit goals, standards, protocols, policies, performance improvement projects/teams, protocols, and flexible team scheduling.

  • Participates in patient-centered bedside reporting and hourly rounding.

  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with all members of the health care team.

  • Efficient in verbal and written communication skills.

Selected candidates will be cross-trained to work with multiple patient populations, and must be able to perform complex treatments, dressing changes, administer medication via BCMA program, and work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary health care team.

Work Schedule: Monday thru Sunday,12 hour shifts, rotational weekends and holidays, 80 hours/pay period required.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a US citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a security background/suitability investigation.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination or PPD/TB Skin test.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • This position requires candidates to be proficient in English.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

U.S. 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 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)/NLNAC(website. Exceptions: (1) Health care education/training in the military service which is accepted by the licensing body as qualifying for full LPN licensure. (2) VHA employees who were converted to Hybrid appointments. (3) Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school.

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.

English Language Proficiency.LPN appointed must be proficient in both spoken and written English.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Grade Determinations:

GS-3.None beyond the basic requirements.

GS-4.Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN; 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.

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.


  • BLS certification.

  • Completion of a Basic Dysrhythmia recognition course.

  • Minimum of 1 year telemetry monitoring experience.

  • Minimum of 1 year LVN experience.

References: VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G13, Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standards, dated April 2003, and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at 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: 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:Licensed Practical Nurse Functional Requirements: Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Pushing; Straight pulling; Pulling hand over hand; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6 hours); Standing (up to 6 hours); Kneeling (Intermittent); Repeated bending (up to 6 hours); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 an to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional and Mental Stability.

RATING/RANKING PROCEDURES:Applicants who meet the qualification AND basic requirement will be further evaluated by determining the extent to which their work or related experience, education, training, etc., indicate they possess the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at .

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

APPLICANTS PLEASE 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 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. **

Veterans Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. Submit a legible copy of your DD 214(s) indicating character of service and the dates of service or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

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 visit

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Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (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 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.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding application notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


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, 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 more information please visit us at

Other Information

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.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

Salary Range: $37,353.00 to $61,841.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0620-00/00

Promotion Potential: 06

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 443080500

Job Announcement Number: LL-16-amd-1739060-BU