Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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Kansas City, MO United StatesView Map
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 868666
There are currently three vacancies for full time IV certified Licensed Practical Nurses in Mental Health; assigned areas include both the acute inpatient unit and the inpatient substance abuse program. The LPN is a member of the multidisciplinary team. The primary role is to monitor patients on the assigned unit. Duties include, but supervision of patients, maintaining safety and security of the patients and of the unit, general nursing responsibilities, administration of medications, assisting in managing crisis situations, educational group facilitation, program administration and program data collection. Must be able to work effectively with patients/families, physicians, other professionals, and support personnel in accomplishing required tasks/assignments and be able to lead groups. The tours of duty primarily twelve hours but may include eight hour shifts (days, evenings, and nights); weekend rotation required. This person may also work periodically on either unit. The incumbent is under the supervision of Nurse Managerfor inpatient unit or the Program Manager for the inpatient substance abuse treatment program, as well as the Director of Mental Health Service Line.
Salary and grade will be determined upon qualifications and experience.
Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
One year of mental health clinical experience preferred. Candidates who meet the appropriate requirements contained in the standard will be considered.
First area of consideration will be given to permanent Kansas City VAMC employees. Internal and External Candidates will be considered. This announcement may be used to fill identical positions vacated within six months of any selections made from the original announcement. First referrals will be made after April 16, 2013. Applicants who have previously applied must apply to this announcement to be considered.
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?
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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .
- 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