VA Portland Job Fair (Licensed Practical Nurses Nursing Assistants)


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    VA Portland Health Care System cordially invites you to attend a hiring event targeted at hiring Nursing Assistants and Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses on Saturday April 28th ! This hiring fair will include group interviews for the desired positions so please dress Professionally. Please be aware this is a time-limited hiring fair and the hours are 9 am-11 am . We will stop taking applications promptly at 11:00 am , so please arrive on time. The interviews will continue after 11, if needed.

    Please be aware: All though the posting says one vacancy;We have multiple vacant positions throughout our Medical Center.

    An online application is not required; however, if you wish to apply online please bring your forms and let us know when you check in so that we can place you in the "fast lane".

    Please bring your resume, two forms of government-issued ID, Licensure, transcripts, Current SF-50 (if applicable), DD- 214 or any other documents that are required for the position you are applying for. Positions may be located within any VA Portland Health Care System service lines and duty locations with various schedules. The service lines include (but are not limited to) Inpatient Emergency Services Division, Operative Care Division, Division of Specialty & Hospital Medicine, Mental Health Division, Audiology & Speech Pathologist Service, Primary Care Division, Business Office, Purchased Care.The duty locations include (but are not limited to) Portland, OR; Hillsboro, OR; West Linn, OR; Fairview, OR; Salem, OR; Vancouver, WA. We look forward to meeting you, and thank you in advance for taking the time to help us fulfill our mission.
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    Responsibilities

    Nursing Assistant - These positions range from GS 0621 - 03/04/05 $28, 237 - $46,108 per year

    Nursing Assistants provide a wide variety of personal care or nursing care activities which do not require practical or vocational nursing licensure or professional nurse education. The significant factor is that they provide care under close supervision and refer issues/questions to supervisors, higher graded NA's, or other healthcare professionals.

    Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses - These positions range from GS-0620-03/04/05/06 $40, 306 - $66,651 per year
    (LPNs) are technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations. They possess the 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. They have the ability to observe, identify, and respond to the patient's needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care, and patient/family education. LPNs prepares and administers prescribed medications and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures.

    Travel Required
    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

  • Job family (Series)
    0620 Practical Nurse

    0621 Nursing Assistant

    Similar jobs
    • Assistants, Nursing
    • Licensed Practical And Licensed Vocational Nurses
    • Licensed Practical Nurses
    • Lpns
    • Lvns
    • Nurses, Licensed Practical


  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

    Must be proficient in written and spoken English

    Subject to a background/security investigation

    You may be required to serve a probationary period

    Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

    Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

    You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

    Qualifications
    Specialized Experience:

    NAs -
    Grade determinations are as follows:
    GS-03 - none beyond the basic requirements
    GS-04 - One year of specialized experience as a [NA] or experience in another medical field (licensed practical nurse, health technician, hospital corpsman, etc.), performing technical and nursing skills requiring knowledge of the human physical and emotional states, therapeutic communication, and technical skills required for basic and intermediate treatments;
    or
    Education:
    Successful completion of 2 years above high school in an accredited institution with courses related to nursing care, health care or in a field of study appropriate to the specialization of the position, such as education in a program for psychology, psychiatric, or operating room technicians; AND
    In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
    1. Ability to provide a range of patient/resident care and contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients/residents.
    2.
    Ability to observe patients/resident's physical or emotional status and refer deviations and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner.
    3.
    Ability to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatment procedures such as bladder scan, continuous passive motion device, blood glucose monitoring machine, specimen collection, etc. GS-05 - one year of experience equivalent to the GS-04 level OR four years of education above high school

    GS-05-[NA](Full Performance Level)

    Experience.
    One year of progressively responsible assignments and experience equivalent to the GS-4 level which demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities that are directly related to the specific assignment. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs below;

    1. Ability to assist in the full range of nursing care to patients/residents with physical and/or behavioral problems in a hospital, long term care or outpatient setting under the direction of a Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse.

    2. Ability to communicate orally with patients/residents, families, interdisciplinary team and other personnel. This includes serving as a preceptor to new [NAs]by assisting with the coordination of their orientation and overseeing/assessing their practical experience while in a clinical setting.

    3. Ability to recognize and react to emergent patient/resident care situations and intervene while waiting for assistance. For example, recognizing need for basic life support, controlling bleeding and assisting with behavior crisis, etc.
    Or.
    Education:
    Successful completion of a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelors degree that included 24 semester hours of courses related to health care or possession of a bachelor's degree; AND

    LPNs - Must be a 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). Must possess a full, active, current and unrestricted licensure as a licensed practical/vocational nurse in a state, territory, or commonwealth of the United States. Grade determinations are as follows:
    GS-03 - none beyond the basic requirements
    GS-04 - six months of qualifying experience as an LPN/LVN, OR one year of experience that involved nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical facility, OR graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months duration
    GS-05 - completion of at least one year of qualifying experience equivalent to the GS-04 level
    GS-06 - completion of at least one year of qualifying experience equivalent to the GS-05 level

    A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
    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.

    References: http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

    Physical Requirements:
    See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. All applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.

    Education
    IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

    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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

    Additional information

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

    Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

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

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

    United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

    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.

    Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

    If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    OTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.

    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.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Public Trust - Background Investigation

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    • Resume


    VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search .

    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214
    • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
    • OF-306
    • Other
    • Other Veterans Document
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50
    • Transcript


    Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and 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 Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Help Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 04/27/2018 to receive consideration.
  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

  • NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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    Agency contact information Keith Tucker

    Phone
    503-220-8262 X57321
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

    Portland VA Medical Center
    3710 Southwest US Veterans Hospital Road
    Portland, OR
    US

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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. 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. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. 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 USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the U SAJobs Help Center .

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  • Fair & Transparent
    Fair & Transparent
    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

    Read more Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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    • Financial suitability
    • Social security number request
    • Privacy Act
    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period



This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493976200 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted
03/24/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Portland, Oregon, US