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. Note: 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 (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.
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.Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: a. Citizenship.
Citizen of the United States.
(Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.) b.Education.
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)] 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) VHA employees who were converted to appointments under 38 U.S.C. 7401(3) in implementation of Public Law 98-160, enacted November 21, 1983, and for VHA employees converted to appointments under 38 U.S.C. 7405 in implementation of Public Law 99-576, enacted October 28, 1986; and for their future personnel actions under this authority.
The waiver will not apply to persons appointed under 38 U.S.C. 7401(3) or 7405 after these conversions.
(3)Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school.
See paragraph 4, section C.] c. 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.
An LPN[/LVN] who has or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions in chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16 of this part. d. Physical Standards.
See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. e. English Language Proficiency.
Licensed practical or vocational nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in [both] spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 740(d).References: HR users - Input applicable VA Handbook 5005 reference and appropriate VA Qualification Standard.
This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Direct Hire Vacancy - Not Open to Public Application