The Licensed Practical Nurse Telehealth Clinical Technician ( LPN/TCT) will provide clinical and technical support to patients receiving care via telemedicine, teleconsultation, tele-education services. This position is located with Telehealth Service department in Casa Grande, CBOC. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d). Education or Training: Must be a graduate of a practical or vocational nursing program approved by the appropriate State accrediting agency and/or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing at the time the program was completed by the applicant, or have you completed Health care education in the military service or training in the military service. Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations: GS-5 Experience: Completion of at least one year at the GS-4 level or equivalent of qualifying experience as an LPN and can demonstrate the following: Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. [Works with the RN and/or MD/DO to appropriately orient/train less experienced LPNs/LVNs and/or Nursing Assistants (NAs)/Health Technicians (HTs) in relation to acceptable standards of practice in promoting optimal patient care delivery. Provides effective education to patients and/or family members in relation to common disease processes, medication, and /or prescribed treatment regimes. Demonstrated ability to serve as a responsible member of the nursing team and interact in an appropriate manner with patients, family members, professional and [other] supportive personnel involved in the delivery of] patient care, [incorporating acceptable, established customer service standards into practice. Knowledge and skill sufficient to prepare, administer, and appropriately document actions taken specific to commonly prescribed oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and/or intravenous medications as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures. Observation and documentation will include patient's response to medication administered and the reporting of any noted change in patient's condition to RN or MD/DO. Knowledge and ability to recognize the need for and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seek the assistance of the RN or MD/DO, and assist in resuscitation procedures in cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest. Recognize and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action. GS-6 Experience: Completion of at least one year at the GS 5 level or equivalent of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS 5 LPN and am technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations. Completed work needs only a general review by a registered nurse (RN) or physician (ND/DO) for appropriateness and conformity with established policies/procedures. Preferred Experience: GS-05 experience and above References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G13 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-04 to GS-06. Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted. ["The Licensed Practical Nurse, Telehealth Clinical Technician (LPN/TCT) has experience in telemedicine. The incumbent will provide clinical and technical support to patients receiving care via telemedicine, teleconsultation, Telehealth Services. The incumbent is accountable for adhering to established policies, procedures, standards of care and standards of practice and for maintaining competencies consistence with role and responsibilities. And will work independently, under the supervision of a registered nurse requiring minimal guidance and direction. Completed work needs only a general review by a registered nurse for technical soundness, appropriateness and conformity to policy and accepted nursing standards. The incumbent documents care in the medical record and reports observations and findings to the registered nurse and if appropriate the clinical provider. The incumbent performs complex age specific nursing care for adult and geriatric patients with a variety of physical, mental, behavioral or psychological needs and is limited to situations demanding a degree of practical nursing knowledge and skills, according to assignment and training. The LPN/TCT engages in nursing care which requires the knowledge and skills of an individual qualified as a licensed practical nurse. This position is located at Community Based Outpatient Clinic, with Telehealth Service, Casa Grande, CBOC Preferred: Experience in telehealth or virtual care modalities. Work Schedule: 7:30 AM-4:00 PM Monday-Friday\nTelework: Not Authorized\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: :Licensed Practical Nurse, Telehealth Clinical Technician, (LPN/TCT)/PD000000\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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