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    Nursing Service at the VA Medical Center in Boise, ID is now recruiting to fill intermittent*, part-time, and full-time,  permanent Licensed Practical Nurse positions to work in various areas of the hospital with varying work schedules.  When applying for these positions, please include a cover letter with your resume stating (1) what duty schedule; full-time or part-time or intermittent and (2) what shifts; days, nights, weekends, what you prefer. The evening, night and weekend shifts qualify for Differential Pay - evenings after 6:00pm and night until 6:00am is 10% of basic hourly wage, Differential Pay for Saturday and Sunday Shifts is 25% of basic hourly wage. 
    *Intermittent describes service performed without a regularly scheduled tour of duty and does not guarantee a specific number of hours.

    The LPN provides nursing care to veterans under the direction of the RN.  The LPN collects data and communicates information to assist in the assessment, implementation, education and care planning of the patient according to the local policy and standards of care.  The LPN participates as a member of the primary care team in meeting the emotional and physical comfort needs of the veteran and family.

    Note:  The full performance level of this vacancy is grade 6.  The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of grade 3 to grade 6.  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

    Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

    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. 

    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 LPN supports the Medical Centers goals through participation, continuing education and adhering to the LPN scope of practice. The LPN must be able to demonstrate the ability to adapt to ever changing and unpredictable situations within the clinical setting. The LPN must be competent in computerized charting. Strong Computer skills preferred. Must be able to demonstrate oral and written communication effectively with patients, professional staff and others using positive communication strategies. Candidate must possess the ability to accept direction from multiple sources, prioritize tasks and remain adaptable to change in both the work environment and assigned work load. Functions well in a fast paced, multiple distraction environment.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    00

    Who May Apply

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    US Citizens and Status Candidates

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