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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Location: Prescott
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Job Description:

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) functions as a member of the team assigned. Observes for and reports physiological and/or psychological deviations in acutely or chronically ill patients. Incumbent demonstrates basic knowledge in nursing care procedures and basic care of the acutely ill and chronic patients. Charts pertinent data regarding the patient's condition such as progress of patient's condition, procedures performed, and medications given. Interviews patients to obtain information and/or communicate data regarding the patient. Incumbent initiates patient teaching regarding procedures, tests, medications, specimen collection, ambulatory aides, or care to be delivered in the hospital or at home. Identifies educational needs of patients and reinforces education that the patient has received. Recognizes medical and/or surgical emergencies and initiates appropriate response. Assesses the need for Immunizations and administers ordered medication.Work Schedule: Full-Time, VariesFinancial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBASIC REQUIREMENTS:CITIZENSHIP: Must be a U.S. Citizen.EDUCATION: 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. Website: http://www.acenursing.org/ Exceptions include:(1) Health care education in the military service or training in the military service which is accepted by the licensing body in the jurisdiction in which the individual is licensed as qualifying for full LPN/LVN licensure will be accepted as meeting the education requirements for VHA employment.(2) VHA employees who were converted to appointments under 38 U.S.C. 7401(3) in implementation of Public Law 98-160, enacted November 21, 1983, and for VHA employees converted to appointments under 38 U.S.C. 7405 in implementation of Public Law 99-576, enacted October 28, 1986; and for their future personnel actions under this authority. The waiver will not apply to persons appointed under 38 U.S.C. 7401(3) or 7405 after theseconversions.(3) Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school.LICENSURE: Full, active, current and unrestricted licensure as a licensed practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or District of Columbia. Note: You MUST provide a copy of your license with your application package. Failing to provide a copy of your license will result in your not being considered for this position.LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Must be proficient in both spoken and written English.Grade Determination: The following qualification criteria must be met for each grade. The candidate's qualifications must clearly demonstrate the level of competence required for the grade. You must have demonstrated evidence of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities determined to be essential for satisfactory performance in the position.In addition to the basic requirements, do you have at least one (1) year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 a) providing a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems; b) serving as a responsible member of the nursing team and interact [in an appropriate manner] with patients, family members, professional and [other] supportive personnel [involved in the delivery of] patient care, [incorporating acceptable, established customer service standards into practice; c) preparing, administering, 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.; d) recognizing the need for and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seek the assistance of the RN or MD/DO, and assist in resuscitation procedures in cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest; e) recognizing and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action; f) Completed work is under the general supervision of an RN or MD/DO.NoneTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:ResumeVA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo2850&tkey&ActionSearch.The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).DD-214OF-306License, VA Form 10-2850c, CertificateVA Compensation Letter (If Applicable)ResumeSF-15SF-50TranscriptVeterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

Keywords: Department Of Veterans Affairs, Prescott , Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare , Prescott, Arizona

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