Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: January 11, 2022
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a
testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for
illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be
tested will be denied employment with VA.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is
a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care
- Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with VA Policy.
- Candidate 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 (NLNAC) at the time
you completed the program. Exceptions include: (1) Health care
education in the military service or training in the military
service that is accepted by the licensing body in the jurisdiction
in which licensed as qualifying for full LPN/LVN licensure meets
the education requirements. (2) Individuals granted a license by a
jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved
- Candidate must have a full, active, current and unrestricted
license as a practical or vocational nurse in s State, Territory or
Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or District
- LPN/LVN nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must
be proficient in both spoken and written English.
GS-3: None beyond the basic requirements.
GS-4: Meeting the basic requirements and 6 months of qualifying
experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
GS-5: Meeting the basic requirements and Completion of at least 1
year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent
(candidate demonstrates knowledge and ability to provide a full
range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of
physical and/or behavioral problems.
GS-6: Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the
GS-5 level or equivalent (candidate has demonstrated knowledge and
ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on
the patient's conditions; utilizes judgment in selecting the
appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments).
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. The actual
grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is at
the full performance level, GS-6
Physical Requirements: The LPN position requires that the employee
be able to lift and carry moderate weight (up to 44 lbs.), stand
for long periods of time, walk, bend, pull/push, reach above
shoulders and use both hands and fingers. Successful completion of
a pre-employment physical exam and random drug screen is a
condition of employment.
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: . 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: .
Receiving Service Credit or 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
employee's 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.
Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment
date and is not guaranteed.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer
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.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do
not have in electronic form, view the following link for
information regarding an .
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. .
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
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