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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: Armed Forces Retirement Home
Location: Gulfport
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryThis position is located in Healthcare Service, Armed Forces Retirement Home, Gulfport, MS., Nursing Service. The primary purpose of the position is to administer medications to groups of Residents and to accomplish specific nursing care and nursing team-leading duties as assigned by a professional registered nurse.Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates07/11/2022 to 07/25/2022Salary$21.44 - $27.87 per hourPay scale & gradeGS 7HelpLocationMany vacancies in the following location:Gulfport, MSRemote jobNoTelework eligibleNoTravel RequiredNot requiredRelocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanentWork scheduleFull-timeServiceCompetitivePromotion potential7Job family (Series)0620 Practical NurseSupervisory statusNoSecurity clearanceNot RequiredDrug testYesAnnouncement number22-AFRH-116-DHControl number664563700HelpThis job is open toThe publicU.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.Clarification from the agencyU.S Citizens or U.S. Nationals;No prior federal experience is required. The open period is for 6 months. Applications will be reviewed on the established cut dates: 7/25/2022,8/08/2022, 8/22/2022, 9/05/2022, 9/19/2022, 10/03/2022, 10/17/2022, 10/31/2022, 11/14/2022, 11/28/2022, 12/12/2022, 12/27/2022, and at the closing date of 1/09/2023 (dates are subject to change).HelpDutiesAs a Licensed Practical Nurse, you will be: Performing nursing assignments of a highly specialized nature to include medication administration and hands on nursing care.Describing the Resident in writing if indicated to include all of the following: physical appearance, emotional status, Resident's interaction with staff and/or family, Resident's knowledge of disease process and Resident's verbal/nonverbal actions/response.Utilizing specialized equipment in the care of Residents to include infusion pumps. Instructs others in the use of specialized equipment.Directing the work ofothers to include the following: nursing assistants, or member escort staffFunctioning as shift leader on an as needed basis HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentThe experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume. Key Requirements:Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. NationalQualificationsYou must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For the GS-07, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure, and sterile techniques and procedures. SPECIAL NOTE: Long-term care experience and/or interacting with geriatric patients is highly desired. LPN- Candidates must be currently licensed to practice as practical or vocational nurses in a State or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia or must have applied for a license to practice. Applications of candidates possessing a license must be accompanied by 1) a certified or photostatic copy of the license, 2) a notarized statement attesting to the fact, or 3) a citation of the license number and State issuing it. Non-licensed candidates who have completed their training may be appointed subject to obtaining the required license during the probationary period. Those not licensed must furnish 1) the date on which they applied for a license and 2) the jurisdiction involved. No person appointed pending licensure may be retained beyond the probationary period if licensure has not been attained.Additional informationTo ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement Safer Federal Workforce Task Force 2 pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. ***THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE, DEPENDENT ON THE APPEAL DECISION*** - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. - This is a bargaining unit position. - Veterans Preference does not apply to the Direct Hire AuthorityCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: - A one year probationary period may be required. - Must successfully complete a background investigation. - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency. - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so. - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. - Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position. - Pass a pre-employment physical examination. An OF-178, Certificate of Medical Examination will be required if selected for this position. DO NOT SUBMIT AT TIME OF APPLICATION. - Selectees will be subject to the AFRH Tuberculosis Surveillance Program. - Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the position. This may include gloves, masks, etc. - Shift Work: This facility operates on a 24 hour per day, three-shift basis. Assignment to a specific shift cannot be guaranteed. The successful applicant must be available to work on all three shifts on a rotational basis. - Because the AFRH's mission requires uninterrupted, direct human support and medical care for its Residents, this position is considered essential for continuing AFRH operations. Therefore, the incumbent is expected to arrive for duty on time, as scheduled, and to complete the assigned tour during emergency situations such as hazardous weather.Read moreHelpA 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal 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 You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Your application includes your r--sum--, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your r--sum-- includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your r--sum-- may result in a "not qualified" determination. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: TechnicalCommunication This is an open continuous announcement. The open period is for 6 months. Applications will be reviewed on the established cut dates: 7/25/2022, 8/08/2022, 8/22/2022, 9/05/2022, 9/19/2022, 10/03/2022, 10/17/2022, 10/31/2022, 11/14/2022, 11/28/2022, 12/12/2022, 12/27/2022, and at the closing date of 1/09/2023 (dates are subject to change). This announcement is issued under "direct-hire" authority. Consistent with 5 U.S.C 3304 and OPM regulations (5 CFR 337 Subpart B) on direct-hire: All candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements may be referred for consideration. Competitive examining rules providing for rating and ranking and veterans' preference do not apply. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must receive a score of 92 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority. This position is being filled through the Medical Direct Hire Authority (DHA). Applications identified outside this JOA through supplementary recruitment efforts may be considered before the selection(s) is/are made.HelpA 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal 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.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.A complete application includes 1. A r--sum--, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).Please ensure all required documents, including any required work samples, narratives, or other materials as stated in this announcement, are attached to your application package. All applicants are required to submit a r--sum-- either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your r--sum--. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your r--sum-- to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view r--sum-- tips. VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: Veterans' Preference does not apply to the Direct Hire Authority however, you are still encouraged to submit your documentation. Please see applicant guide for required documentation. LPN Licensure: Candidates must be currently licensed to practice as practical or vocational nurses in a State or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia or must have applied for a license to practice. Applications of candidates possessing a license must be accompanied by 1) a certified or photostatic copy of the license, 2) a notarized statement attesting to the fact, or 3) a citation of the license number and State issuing it. Non-licensed candidates who have completed their training may be appointed subject to obtaining the required license during the probationary period. Those not licensed must furnish 1) the date on which they applied for a license and 2) the jurisdiction involved. No person appointed pending licensure may be retained beyond the probationary period if licensure has not been attained. CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.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 fromschools 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.

Keywords: Armed Forces Retirement Home, Gulf Port , Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare , Gulfport, Mississippi

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