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Licensed Practical Nurse Rochester Cboc Job in ROCHESTER, MN

Licensed Practical Nurse Rochester Cboc Job in ROCHESTER, MN

Vacancy No. VU-17-WSJ-1997068 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $37,809.00 to $58,548.00 Grade 03 to 06
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 8/8/2017 Close Date 8/28/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-08-08 to 2017-08-28

  • Salary

    $37,809 to $58,548 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 03 - 06

  • Series

    0620 Practical Nurse

  • Appointment type

    Excepted Service Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1997068

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.  

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?


An exciting job opportunity awaits you in the Land of 10,000 Lakes!  Since 1921, the Minneapolis VA Health Care System has been improving the lives of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation.   Be part of an innovative team serving our nation's heroes. 

The Minneapolis VA Health Care System (VAHCS) is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology, as well as education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.  VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/"]

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.


For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

Location:  Minneapolis VA Health Care System (VAHCS), Rochester CBOC, 3900 55th Street, Rochester, MN 55901


Major Responsibilities  

Collects blood, urine, or other specimens in a courteous manner from clinic outpatients for a wide variety of requested laboratory and technical equipment tests, including timed specimens, fasting specimens, and peak and trough drug levels. Acts in a professional manner and ensures the patient is as comfortable as possible. This includes using special drawing techniques, assuring appropriate patient preparation, use of appropriate collection containers or tubes, and obtaining appropriate specimen volumes. Verifies the patient as the individual denoted on the request and labels all tubes/containers with the patient's name, social security number, date, and time to ensure proper identification.

Adheres to safety, infection control, and universal precautions at all times while collecting and processing blood, urine, or other specimens. Must be proficient at phlebotomy, developing adequate efficiency to handle a high volume of patients, including difficult draw patients.

Prepares several types of specimens for analysis following strict guidelines, which includes preparing specialized specimens involving multiple steps, ensuring the physiologic state of properties is maintained. Identifies unusual conditions or discrepancies which may cause erroneous test results. Makes sound decisions independently, and takes appropriate action to correct and solve problems.

Instructs patients in procedures to be followed prior, during, and after tests providing a schedule to patients when required.

Evaluates requested tests/procedures to determine the suitability of specimens for analysis, requesting or recollecting new specimens if a specimen is determined to be unsatisfactory.

Receives and/or accessions requests for laboratory and technical equipment testing, verifying the accuracy and completeness of these requests. Interacts with the appropriate clinic/hospital personnel to clarify orders or correct any discrepancies.

Controls laboratory and technical equipment supply inventory. Ensures a sufficient stock of supplies, reagents, standards, and controls are available at all times by ordering adequate quantities from commercial sources or prepares a variety of specialized solutions or reagents using established procedures.

Performs routine point of care testing procedures using manual, instrumental, or automated techniques in accordance with established protocols. Recognizes and reacts to indicators of malfunction and implements corrections. Verifies or confirms laboratory and technical equipment results and reports critical value results to the appropriate individuals as necessary.

Performs proficiency testing to verify accuracy of testing processes and laboratory and technical equipment results.

Calibrates, standardizes, adjusts, and maintains laboratory and technical equipment and point of care instruments. Verifies correct instrument operation using established procedures and quality control checks. Identifies the cause of common problems and makes simple repairs. Consults with ancillary testing coordinator or equipment vendor to resolve issues when necessary.

Conducts quality control procedures on equipment, reagents, and products, as well as maintains proper records for quality control/quality assurance reports or reviews. Takes appropriate action to make corrections and solve problems. Keeps abreast of current developments in medical laboratory and technical equipment science and makes suggestions for improvements in technique and procedures. Communicates any concerns with supervisor or ancillary testing coordinator.

Instructs the appropriate personnel (e.g. new laboratory and technical equipment personnel and other personnel) in basic theory and practical application of laboratory and technical equipment techniques, phlebotomy, specimen collection, specimen processing, equipment use, and equipment maintenance.

Maintains and controls comprehensive laboratory and technical equipment records including laboratory and technical equipment eyewash station inspections.

Work Schedule: Clinic Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30 pm (Full time)

Functional Statement Title/#: Licensed Practical Nurse/ #000000

Probationary Period: May be required to serve a one-year probationary period 

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…


Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements
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How to Apply
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Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


William S. Jones
Phone: (612)629-7743


VHA Minneapolis HCS
One Veterans Drive

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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