1+ months
2018-01-122018-03-24

Licensed Practical Nurse

Sioux Falls, SD

Summary

Throughout the duration of this vacancy announcement, applications that are received will be referred to the selecting official on a bi-weekly basis.
This is an EXTERNAL announcement. Current permanent Sioux Falls VAHCS employees, current permanent VA employees from other facilities, and current permanent employees from other Federal Agencies should apply under the INTERNAL announcement CBAS-10114559-18-EBE, unless applying by using Veterans Preference. All applicants applying under this external announcement will be subject to Veterans Preference.
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?
At the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS), we strive to hire only the best! Working with and for America's Veterans is a privilege, and we pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide. In return for your commitment to quality health care for our nation's Veterans, VA offers an incomparable benefits package. Located in southeast South Dakota, Sioux Falls is a family-oriented community with no state income tax. The SFVAHCS is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care service, 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 the areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and transitional care. The SFVAHCS is part of VA Midwest Healthcare System (VISN 23), which includes facilities in Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.


Duties

The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for one Full-time, Permanent, Licensed Practical Nurse. These positions will be located in the Extended Care & Rehabilitation (EC&R) Service Line. As a Licensed Practical Nurse, you are responsible for the following duties to include, but not limited to:

  • Perform a variety of nursing care activities that include bathing, feeding, oral care and related personal hygiene duties.
  • Assist with range of motion, ambulating, lifting, positioning, and self-help activities.
  • Observe report and record obvious and less obvious changes in the patient's condition.
  • Maintain Certification in CPR.
  • Clean and maintain patient's bedside units and ward work areas.
  • Accompany patients off station as requested, assisting with recreational and socialization activities.
  • Practice safe work habits by utilizing proper body mechanics in patient lifting, equipment handling and patient care related activities as well as practice universal precautions and follow blood borne pathogen/infectious material standards. The physical demands of the position include extensive periods of standing and walking and working with patients requires regular and recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, and similar activities.
  • The duties are performed in a hospital/extended care environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems.
  • Demonstrate ability to interact in an appropriate manner with patients, family members, professional and other supportive personnel involved in the delivery of patient care.
  • Adhere to principles of infection control, safety and universal precautions.
  • Recognize and appropriately respond to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action.
  • Prepare and administer prescribed medications and perform treatments according to established policies/procedures.
NOTE: Assignment to other areas of the service line, medical center, or other CBOC's may be required. The LPN reports to the CLC Nurse Manager and works in collaboration with his/her assigned team, however, assignments may be made to other areas for purposes of cross coverage.

Work Schedule: The tour of duty for this position is typically NIGHTS, rotating weekends and holidays are required. Flexibility in tours and days of the week are required. Additional information regarding the tour of duty for this position will be discussed during the interview process.
Functional Statement Title/#: Licensed Practical Nurse






graph of estimated pay ranges
$29,959

$49,069





Job Details



Application Open Date

1/11/2018



Application Close Date

6/29/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

US CITIZENS



Status

Full-Time




























  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

    • It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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

      Please use the following link for additional information: Mythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • Basic Requirements:
      • Citizen of the United States.
      • 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 program was completed by the applicant.
      • Applicant must possess and maintain a full, active, current, and unrestricted license as a licensed practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States or in the District of Columbia.
      • Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
      Grade Requirements:
      GS-3:
      • None beyond the Basic Requirements.
      GS-4:
      Education/Experience Required:
      • Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; OR
      • Graduation from an approved school and one year of experience that involved nursing care work 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; OR
      • Graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months duration.
      GS-5:
      Experience Required:
      • Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.
      GS-6:
      Experience Required:
      • Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent.
      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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
      Note: The full performance level of this vacancy is 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.

      Reference: VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G13 LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated April 10, 2003. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.




  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section





  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section

    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online.
      To apply for this position, you must complete the Full Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/29/2018 to receive consideration.
      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
      To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
      To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.





  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0620-Practical Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 6


      Job Position: CBAS-10114861-18-EBE




      The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for one Full-time, Permanent, Licensed Practical Nurse. These positions will be located in the Extended Care & Rehabilitation (EC&R) Service Line. As a Licensed Practical Nurse, you are responsible for the following duties to include, but not limited to:

      • Perform a variety of nursing care activities that include bathing, feeding, oral care and related personal hygiene duties.
      • Assist with range of motion, ambulating, lifting, positioning, and self-help activities.
      • Observe report and record obvious and less obvious changes in the patient's condition.
      • Maintain Certification in CPR.
      • Clean and maintain patient's bedside units and ward work areas.
      • Accompany patients off station as requested, assisting with recreational and socialization activities.
      • Practice safe work habits by utilizing proper body mechanics in patient lifting, equipment handling and patient care related activities as well as practice universal precautions and follow blood borne pathogen/infectious material standards. The physical demands of the position include extensive periods of standing and walking and working with patients requires regular and recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, and similar activities.
      • The duties are performed in a hospital/extended care environment.
      • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems.
      • Demonstrate ability to interact in an appropriate manner with patients, family members, professional and other supportive personnel involved in the delivery of patient care.
      • Adhere to principles of infection control, safety and universal precautions.
      • Recognize and appropriately respond to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action.
      • Prepare and administer prescribed medications and perform treatments according to established policies/procedures.
      NOTE: Assignment to other areas of the service line, medical center, or other CBOC's may be required. The LPN reports to the CLC Nurse Manager and works in collaboration with his/her assigned team, however, assignments may be made to other areas for purposes of cross coverage.

      Work Schedule: The tour of duty for this position is typically NIGHTS, rotating weekends and holidays are required. Flexibility in tours and days of the week are required. Additional information regarding the tour of duty for this position will be discussed during the interview process.
      Functional Statement Title/#: Licensed Practical Nurse





Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Infectious Disease
  • Managed Care
  • Nursing - LPN and LVN
  • Neurology
  • Nursing - Management
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Therapy - Others

Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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