Job Title:RQ-Community Living Center Unit 1E - LPN
Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:RQ-12-CH-626185
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/ Per Year|
|Wednesday, March 14, 2012 to
Wednesday, March 28, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
Multiple Appointment Types|
|1 vacancy -
Little Rock, AR United States|
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens|
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 626185
Tour of Duty: 7:30am to 4:00pm with rotation required
Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
As part of the VA healthcare team, Practical Nurses complete their work with only a general review by a Registered Nurse. The Practical Nurse will demonstrate the ability to respond to the Veteran's nursing needs for nursing, medication, and equipment-assisted care; and to recognize deviations from normal. Demonstrated ability to conduct group activities for patients and families. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with patients, family and other staff members and to respond appropriately to emergency situations. Incorporates acceptable, established customer service standards into practice. Demonstrates 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 patient's response to medication administered and the reporting of any noted change in patient's condition to the RN.
- U. S. Citizenship
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
- English Language Proficiency required
- Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
- Background and-or Security Investigation required
- Ability to work flexible hours
DUTY LOCATION OF THIS POSITION WILL BE AT THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CAMPUS
As a VA Practical Nurse you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured Veterans.
Duties include documenting observations and changes in patient's condition and reports any noted change in patient's condition to the Registered Nurse; collaborates with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; provides a full range of nursing care to patients with Geriatric/Psychiatric, restorative, wound care, nutritional and medication needs; and accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade. The Community Living Center provides Veteran centered care using an interdisciplinary team approach.
- U.S. citizenship.
- Graduate of a school of practical nursing approved by the appropriate State accrediting agency and one of the following: The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
- Current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a Practical nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia.
- Must be proficient in spoken and written English
- Ability to work flexible hours
- Current certification in Basic Life Support
Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Practical Nurse Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
References :VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G13, LICENSED PRACTICAL OR VOCATIONAL NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated April 2003.
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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. 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. ***
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé and submit a DD Form 214, which is required. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
One (1) year of Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) experience is preferred.
One (1) year of Long Term Care LPN experience is preferred.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.