Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration LVN COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER in Amarillo, Texas

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Amarillo, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Friday 10/7/2016 (19 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 9/29/2017 (338 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1821036

  • 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.

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

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in the VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Amarillo VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for a LVN for our Community Living Center. *The salary range listed in the vacancy announcement are estimates only. *NOTE: 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-03 to GS-06. 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.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Recruitment/relocation Incentives are not authorized.


This position is located in the Community Living Center of the Amarillo VA Healthcare System. The selected individual in conjunction with the RN will be responsible for the hands on direct care of acute care or hospice patients. Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to participate in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.

Work Schedule: Varied days -7:30 pm to 08:00 am (3 days one week-12 hour shifts, 3 days the next week -12 hour shifts and 1 - 8 hour shift) or 7:30am to 8:00 pm (3 days one week-12 hour shifts, 3 days the next week -12 hour shifts and 1 - 8 hour shift). This position is full time 80 hours per pay period (every two weeks) This position is a bargaining unit position.

This is an open continuous announcement that will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies for this agency. There will be multiple cut-off dates every three weeks beginning 10/28/2016. Additional cut-off dates may be established until all vacancies have been filled. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

AVAHCS currently offers general medical and surgery inpatient care, day surgery, long term care, home based primary care and specialty care, mental health services including substance abuse treatment, homeless services and an OEF/OIF program to a population of 64,400 veterans in a primary service area that covers counties in the Texas Panhandle, northern Oklahoma Panhandle and eastern New Mexico. We are a level 2 facility serving 25,602 unique Veterans. In FY12, there were 2,315 inpatients treated and 264,380 outpatient visits. There are currently 45 total operating hospital beds, which includes 14 ICU beds and 120 operating community living center beds. The FY13 annual budget is $180+million. Our facility provides an active teaching environment for medical students and residents through a formal affiliation with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The rotation includes approximately 50 residents in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, and Specialty Care. Other affiliations provide a variety of educational opportunities in pharmacy, optometry, nursing and various allied health programs.

Amarillo has something for everyone; Arts & Culture, family fun, heritage/history, and outdoor adventures. Amarillo centrally located from skiing the New Mexico and Colorado Mountains, as well as being centrally located to Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Albuquerque NM, Denver CO and Oklahoma City, OK. Amarillo residents enjoy big city life with small town atmosphere with a low cost of living and no state income tax.


Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required


  • U.S. citizenship.
  • 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 proram was completed by the applicant OR has health care education in the military service which is accepted by the licensing body in the jurisdiction in which licensed and is qualifying for full LPN/LVN licensure OR has a license granted by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school.
  • Possess a current, full, active and unrestricted licensure as a licensed practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia.
  • Proficient in spoken and written English (LVN/LPNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d)).

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. * If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. *

Physical Requirements: This work involves long periods of standing and/or moving about the work unit. The work required regular and recurring standing, bending, lifting, stooping, stretching and repositioning patients, or similar activities. There is occasional lifting of 45 lbs and over.

Veterans' Preference:When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

Other Information

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Salary Range: $35,531.00 to $55,616.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0620-00/00

Promotion Potential: 06

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452849800

Job Announcement Number: AMA-16-KS-1821036BU