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2017-12-022018-01-01

Licensed Practical Nurse

Southwest Meade, SD 57741

Incumbent is responsible for performing a full range of complex and non complex patient care procedures as specified in the Licensed Practical Nurse functional description for the grade assigned. Applicants should have an interest in nursing home/long term care and hospice nursing. The following factors will be considered when evaluating applicants: Demonstrated ability to provide effective nursing care to patients from a variety of psychosocial, cultural, and educational backgrounds. Demonstrated ability to provide effective nursing care to patients, i.e. communicate, document, and assist with effective action in emergencies. Ability to work effectively with professional and supportive personnel as members of an interdisciplinary treatment team. Applicants should have an interest in nursing home/long term care, hospice, and rehab.

Location: This position is located in the Community Living Center at Fort Meade, SD.

Work Schedule:8 and 12 Hour Shifts Available. Rotating shifts, to include days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Functional Statement Title/#: LPN 3, LPN 4, LPN 5, LPN 6

This position is not required to file a financial disclosure report.








graph of estimated pay ranges
$26,150

$47,598





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/2/2017



Application Close Date

12/15/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Full Time




























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    • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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




  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • Basic Requirements:

      U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      Education. 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. Verification can be obtained from the State approving agency or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006. Additional information may also be obtained from the NLNAC Website.

      Licensure. Full, active, current and unrestricted licensure as a licensed practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or District of Columbia. An LPN who has or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with VA Policy.

      Physical Standards. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

      English Language Proficiency. Licensed practical nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in both spoken and written English as required by VA Policy.

      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.

      Grade Determinations:

      GS-3. None beyond the basic requirements. LPNs at this grade level are expected to perform all duties within the scope of their license (e.g., medication administration); however, completed work may require routine or detailed higher level review depending upon the complexity of the duties involved.

      GS-4.Employees may be appointed at or advanced to GS-4 if they meet any of the criteria below:

      (a) Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; or

      (b) 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

      (c) Graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months duration.

      GS-5.

      (a) Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.

      (b) 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.]

      (c) Demonstrated ability to serve as a responsible member of the nursing team and interact with patients, family members, professional and other supportive personnel involved in the delivery of patient care, incorporating acceptable, established customer service standards into practice.

      (d) 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 patients response to medication administered and the reporting of any noted change in patients condition to RN or MD/DO.

      (e) 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.

      (f) Recognizes 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.

      (a) Completion of at least one (1) year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN.

      (b) Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.

      (c) Knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patients conditions; to use judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and to accurately recognize, report and record relevant patient information. Completed work should need only a general review by a registered nurse (RN) or physician (MD/DO) forappropriateness and conformity with established policies/procedures.

      (d) Ability to observe, identify and respond to the patients needs for care, including medication,equipment-assisted care and patient/family education. In organizing and delivering care, the LPN/LVN recognizes and considersemotional, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic, and age-related factors.

      (e) Prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in patients condition from prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately documenting noted changes, and reporting any deviations from normal to RN or MD/DO.

      (f) Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO, and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed.

      (g) Knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient motivations and reactions to situations, and ability to appropriately utilize this knowledge in working effectively with patients, family members, and other staff.

      (h) Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to elicit feelings and attitudes, and to promote positive relationships, communication and socialization skills. Fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery. Effectively incorporates knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in all interactions with patients, family members, and/or other internal/external customers.

      (i) Knowledge and skill in performing support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patients condition before, during, and following the procedure. Serves as a preceptor in orienting, educating, and training less experienced LPNs/LVNs or NAs/HTs related to support duties for these more complex, specialized tests/procedures.

      (j) Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice.

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





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      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 15, 2017to receive consideration.

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    • Series: 0620-Practical Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 2


      Job Position: BH-17-467R-CLB-2025592-BU




      Incumbent is responsible for performing a full range of complex and non complex patient care procedures as specified in the Licensed Practical Nurse functional description for the grade assigned. Applicants should have an interest in nursing home/long term care and hospice nursing. The following factors will be considered when evaluating applicants: Demonstrated ability to provide effective nursing care to patients from a variety of psychosocial, cultural, and educational backgrounds. Demonstrated ability to provide effective nursing care to patients, i.e. communicate, document, and assist with effective action in emergencies. Ability to work effectively with professional and supportive personnel as members of an interdisciplinary treatment team. Applicants should have an interest in nursing home/long term care, hospice, and rehab.

      Location: This position is located in the Community Living Center at Fort Meade, SD.

      Work Schedule:8 and 12 Hour Shifts Available. Rotating shifts, to include days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

      Functional Statement Title/#: LPN 3, LPN 4, LPN 5, LPN 6

      This position is not required to file a financial disclosure report.







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Cardiology
  • Palliative care
  • Managed Care
  • Nursing - LPN and LVN
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Therapy - Others
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Nursing support

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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