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    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.

     

    The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is located in the Black Hills of Western South Dakota, where America vacations. South Dakota has No State Income Tax, is the Second Happiest and one of the Safest States in the Nation, is home to one of GORP.com’s Top Ten Scenic Drives and Top Ten National Forests, features an Outdoor Life’s Top City for Outdoor Enthusiasts and hosts the legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

    VA BHHCS is where we live and work in rural small town settings, only minutes from Rapid City’s shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment venues. The Black Hills includes stunning landscapes such as Harney Peak, Bear Butte, the Badlands, Sylvan Lake, the Needles Highway and the Black Hills National Forest. When it’s time for civilization, you’ll find the Black Hills hosting local and national theatre groups, movie companies, national powwow competitions, international dance troupes, symphony orchestras, concerts, and a variety of entertainers. Sports enthusiasts will find auto races, college sports, semi-pro hockey, and some of the best in rodeo.

    With primary campuses at Fort Meade and Hot Springs and numerous Community Based Outpatient Clinics, VA BHHCS provides primary and secondary medical and surgical care, along with Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program services, for Veterans from North and South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska. VA Black Hills Health Care is part of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23) – where we’ve been caring for America’s Heroes for over 100 years.

    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.

     

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    Responsibilities

    The Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) LPN is responsible and accountable for screening /checking in and providing direct patient care in the Primary Care Clinics under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and/or Providers. The LPN is responsible for nursing care provision to Veterans scheduled for treatment of illness and preventive health care alongside your PACT team. The LPN prepares and administers prescribed medications or immunizations
    and collects & prepares specimens for lab analysis. The LPN assists providers during diagnostic,
    therapeutic and/or minor surgical procedures by preparing necessary supplies & equipment:
    •Strong medical/surgical background to perform LPN duties in a PACT nursing clinic
    •Demonstrate flexibility
    •Demonstrate strong team work skills
    •Excellent Communication skills, both verbal and written
    •Excellent problem solving skills
    •Demonstrate excellence in nursing care
    •Requirements include: Basic Life Support, Active Nursing License, and experience in primary care
    is preferred
    •Strong computer background is preferred.
    Work Schedule: Standard tour of duty 5 days week, 7:30 am-4:00 pm - extended clinic hours may be included on a rotating basis dependent upon PACT schedule and clinic needs.
    Location: This position is located in the Outpatient Clinic, Primary Care Service Line – Hot Springs, SD.
    Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

    Functional Statement Title/#:  Licensed Practical Nurse

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Periodic travel to Community Based Outpatient Clinics

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    06

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    0620 Practical Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/444818000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.