Nursing Jobs Details
The Alaska VA Healthcare System (AVAHS) is a Joint Commission accredited, complexity level 3 facility serving Veterans throughout Alaska. The parent facility is located in Anchorage, Alaska and is adjacent to the 673d Medical Group, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson which is a VA/DoD Joint Venture Hospital. We manage four VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), located in Fairbanks (358 miles north of Anchorage), Kenai (158 miles south of Anchorage), Wasilla (41 miles north of Anchorage) and Juneau (569 air miles from Anchorage). We manage a VA Outreach clinic located in Homer and served by staff from the Kenai VA CBOC We also manage a 50 bed Domiciliary for homeless veteran's located in downtown Anchorage. Anchorage is a mid-sized city of approximately 292,000, with all of the modern amenities expected, including shopping, dining, cultural opportunities, entertainment, and public transportation. Leave the traffic jams and commuter stress behind and enjoy the scenic mountains or Cook Inlet views as you travel around the area. Within 15-20 minutes you can be in the Alaska wilderness of the Chugach National and State Forests, with little evidence of civilization. Hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating, skiing, climbing, golf, tennis, recreational leagues and wildlife photography are all pursuits available in or near Anchorage. The University of Alaska Anchorage provides educational opportunities for continued personal education and growth.
Alaska has no state income tax and Anchorage has no sales tax.
Positions in Alaska receive a tax free Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) in addition to the base salary. The COLA for Anchorage is currently 4.22% and is subject to change in the future.
Practices as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Alaska VA Healthcare System (AVAHS), in the Primary Care Clinic and provides outpatient primary care to patients who present with urgent/chronic medical conditions, change in mental status and/or functional decline.
Accurately collect data on patients.
Administer prescribed medications.
Document care accurately.
Demonstrate the ability to vary the order and sequence of assignments based on the patient's conditions.
Demonstrate knowledge, skill and ability to recognize and respond appropriately to emergency situations.
Demonstrates clinical competence in performing core and practice-specific competencies as listed on the skill/competency checklist.
Work Schedule: 5 days per week, not to exceed 8 hours per day between the hours of 6am to 6 pm, weekends included.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Telework: This position has been determined to be not suitable for telework.
Bargaining Unit Status: AFGE
Functional Statement Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) GS-0620-4/5/6
Relocation Expenses have not been authorized for this recruitment effort.
Relocation Recruitment Incentives have not been authorized for this recruitment effort.
Application Close Date
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Who May Apply
United States Citizens