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2018-07-122018-08-11

Licensed Practical Nurse (Community Living Center) (NIGHTS)

Sioux Falls, SD
Summary
Duties
  • 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 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.
LPN 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 may be provided during the interview process.
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Functional Statement: Licensed Practical Nurse (CLC)
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
graph of estimated pay ranges
$29,959
$49,069
Job Details
Application Open Date
7/3/2018

Application Close Date
9/28/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
None

Status
None


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      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.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/28/2018

      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.
      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.

      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.

      Physical Requirements: The work requires some standing, walking, bending, lifting, and carrying of light items. The work requires agility and dexterity and may require heavy lifting of equipment or patients. In many situations, the duration of the activity (such as most of a workday) contributes to the arduous nature of the job. Duties require extensive periods of standing and walking. Working with patients requires regular and recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, and similar activities.
  • 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 (ET) on 09/28/2018.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS 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 USA JOBS 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 USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS 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:
      Job Position: CBAS-10251663-18-EBE

      • 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 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.
      LPN 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 may be provided during the interview process.
      Telework: Not Available
      Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
      Functional Statement: Licensed Practical Nurse (CLC)
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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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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