Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Licensed Practical Nurse - Primary Care Community Clinics in Casa Grande, Arizona

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Few vacancies in the following locations:
  • Casa Grande, AZ
  • Green Valley, AZ
  • Safford, AZ
  • Sierra Vista, AZ
  • Tucson, AZ More Locations (1)
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 4/21/2016 (188 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (65 day(s) away)

Job Overview

*Vacancy ID: 1658922*

Dedicated to Patient-Centered Care, the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System (SAVAHCS) is a state of the art network of health care facilities throughout Southern Arizona comprised of the medical center in Tucson, Arizona and seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Casa Grande, Green Valley, Safford, Sierra Vista, Yuma, Northwest and Southeast Tucson. Through an environment of compassion, education, and research, SAVAHCS is a national model of clinical and organizational excellence.

*Please read this entire announcement before applying online!*

This is an Open Continuous announcement. Referrals will be sent about every two weeks, as needed.

*Note: If you are a VA employee, apply to Vacancy Announcement: PM-16-MEK-1658274-BU, Licensed Practical Nurse, Primary Care Community Clinics.*

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?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. 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 .

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System honors America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well being.

Are YOU the one?

We expect members of the SAVAHCS tradition and team to continually meet the VISN 18 Quality Standards.

Safety: SAFETY comes first!

Kindness: Treat Veterans, families, guests and SAVAHCS team members with compassion, respect and dignity.

Performance Excellence: Give your personal best and strive to "exceed expectations."

Presentation: Demonstrate professionalism, positive attitude and passion.

Stewardship: Accept responsibility for the duties entrusted to you, maintain the environment and support the SAVAHCS tradition of exceptional health care.

  • Assists with patient flow in clinic.
  • Gathers patient history.
  • Completes intake data as indicated by the condition of patient, including vital signs, oxygen saturation, height, weight and patient reported pain level.
  • Recognizes deviations from normal and reports to RN/provider.
  • Documents all data into computerized patient record.
  • Performs procedures such as finger sticks, bladder scans, EKG, venous specimen collection, visual acuity screening, dressing, changes, injections, nebulizer treatments, ear lavage.
  • Maintains safe environment and recognizes potential safety risks to patient and caregiver.
  • Considers cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation of adult and geriatric patients' needs in providing patient care.
  • Considers cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation of adult and geriatric patients' needs in providing patient care.
  • Assists physicians with patient examinations.
  • Assists Health Technician with clerical/laboratory duties as needed.
  • Routinely checks on exam rooms, performing cleaning/stocking as needed.
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain self-control in stressful and emergency situations.
  • Maintains currency in American Heart Association, Basic Cardiac Life Support.
  • Works cooperatively with other health care professionals/team members and offers assistance to co-workers as appropriate.
  • Interacts positively and in a professional manner during each interaction with patient, family and all SAVAHCS staff.
  • Able to access patient education materials at provider request.
  • Participates in unit performance improvement activities.

Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Functional Statements: LPN - 0620-04, LPN - 0620-05, LPN - 0620-06

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be a graduate of a school of practical/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. Verification can be obtained from the State approving agency [or] the National League for Nursing [Accrediting Commission], 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006. [Additional information may also be obtained from the NLNAC Website. Exceptions include: (1) Health care education in the military service or training in the military service which is accepted by the licensing body in the jurisdiction in which the individual is licensed as qualifying for full LPN/LVN licensure will be accepted as meeting the education requirements for VHA employment. (2) Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school.
  • Must have a current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate practical/vocational nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

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.

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate. 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.

Physical Requirements: Satisfactory physical examination as determined by the Employee Health Unit upon appointment only. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 ( Functional requirements include light lifting under 15 lbs, light carrying 15-44 lbs, walking and standing and standing for up to 8 hours, use of rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, ability to read type written characters (glasses permitted), ability to hear the whispered voice (hearing aid permitted), repeated bending for up to 8 hours, etc.

References : *VA Handbook 5005/3 Part II Appendix G13 ( *available in the local Human Resources Office.

*Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's web site at *

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation 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 on their application or resume. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

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Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.

After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address. Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.


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, thrift savings plan, 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

This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

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

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.

Salary Range: $36,002.00 to $60,202.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0620-03/06

Promotion Potential: 06

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 433398800

Job Announcement Number: PM-16-MEK-1658922-BU