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Practical/Vocational Nurse

Department of Defense

This is a Contract position in Lackland Air Force Base, TX posted August 25, 2021.

* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryThis is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.This is an open continuous announcement. Multiple vacancies exist and may be filled from this announcement at any of the locations listed. We accept applications on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilities* Obtain information from patients and/or family to identify major complaints, symptoms, or reason for seeking health care.* Take vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration, pain level, height, weight, measurement of head circumference and length); perform a behavioral health screening.* Provide individualized nursing care to patients based upon the physician’s medical plan, the nursing assessment and the physical, mental and emotional needs of the patient.* Screen and review immunization records to select required immunizations, correct dosages, and administer oral, intradermal, subcutaneous, intramuscular immunizations to all age groups.* Assist physician with various examinations and diagnostic procedures.* Perform teaching to patients and/or family regarding self-care procedures and documents teaching.Travel RequiredOccasional travel – Business Travel may be requiredSupervisory statusNoPromotion PotentialNone* Job family (Series)0620 Practical NurseSimilar jobs* Licensed Practical And Licensed Vocational Nurses* Licensed Practical Nurses* Licenses Vocational Nurses* Nurses, Licensed Practical* Nurses, Licensed Vocational* Nurses, Pediatric Licensed Practical* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment* You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.* Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.* Permanent positions: Two year probationary period may be required.* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.* A Personnel Security Investigation is required* This position may have specific initial background investigation and periodic re-verification requirements since its duties require interaction with children and youth under the age of eighteen (18) years of age on a recurring basis.* Selectees will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.* Immunization screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations depending on the type of position.* Must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross. Certifying organization varies on location. Advanced certification (e.g., ALS) does not supersede BLS.* A pre-placement medical examination may be required.* This position is a Testing Designated Position subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Selectees will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing.* Applicants must be able to fulfill non-privileged professional credential requirements.* Position may be designated as Inclement Weather Essential. The incumbent must make every attempt to report for work on time and/or remain on duty during severe weather conditions.* Moderate to heavy lifting may be required.* Work schedule may require shift work or rotating shifts (evenings, weekends and holiday).* Term positions: One year trial period may be required.* May require rotating shifts (i.e. work schedule that requires employees to continuously rotate from one shift to another at predetermined intervals).* This position may require the incumbent to work on call during irregular work hours which may include evenings, weekends, holidays, and/or varying work schedules.* May include shift work (evenings, weekends, holidays).* Additional requirements may be determined as positions arise and will be communicated during the hiring process if you are selected.QualificationsWho May Apply: US CitizensIn order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.Basic Requirement for Practical Nurse/Vocational Nurse:Licensure: A current license to practice as a practical or vocational nurse in a State, 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 a certified or photostatic copy of the license, a notarized statement attesting to the fact, or 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 the date on which they applied for a license and the jurisdiction involved. No person appointed pending licensure may be retained beyond the probationary period if licensure has not been attained.In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirement listed below:Experience: One year of nursing experience in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure and sterile techniques and procedures, performing such duties as measuring patient’s vital signs, administering immunizations or medications via various routes, screening or updating patient medical records and performing routine procedures, such as electrocardiograms (EKGs), pulmonary function tests, wound care, audiograms and vision screenings. This definition of experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone–no substitution of education for experience is permitted.This announcement may be used to fill Practical Nurse/Vocational Nurse positions in the following specialty areas: (Office Automation (OA), Administrative, Psychiatric, Advanced Practice, Obstetric/Gynecologic, General, Primary Care, Pediatric, Sports Medicine, Occupational/Community Health, Operating Room, Surgery, Lead Practical Nurse, Orthopedic/Podiatry, Dermatology, Quality Assurance Evaluation, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, or Instructor).EducationThis job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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