The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center is seeking to fill a Licensed Practical Nurse position within the Patient Support Service. These positions will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19. The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center is seeking to fill two Full-time temporary LPN positions in our Patient Support Services unit. The employee will work in the area(s) assigned by their supervisor. The LPN will provide care to Veterans assigned to them in an inpatient and/or outpatient setting based on the scope of their practice. They will be technically proficient in performing and completing assigned duties when providing care to a variable population. Potential areas include but are not limited to the Medical Surgical Units, Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, and Community Living Center. The area assigned may be modified as needed to meet organizational needs within staff competence. The duties of the full performance LPN include but are not limited to: Working under the clinical supervision of a licensed Registered Nurse (RN), functioning as a member of the multidisciplinary team assisting with the delivery of care to patients. Initiating, performing, and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations. Appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on patient's conditions, use judgement in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments, and accurately recognize and record relevant patient information. Observes, identifies, and responds to patient's needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care, and patient/family education. In organizing and delivering patient care, the LPN recognizes and considers emotional, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic, and age-related factors. Prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies and procedures. Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in the patient's condition from prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately documents noted changes, and reports any deviations from normal to RN or provider. Recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations and seeks assistance of the RN or provider, and initiates appropriate emergency interventions as directed. Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to elicit feelings and attitudes, and to promote positive relationships, communication and socialization skills and fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery. Demonstrates knowledge and skill in performing support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient's condition before, during, and following the procedure. Actively seeks out education opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice. Grades 3, 4, and 5 of this occupation perform duties corresponding with the qualifications at those levels. The duties listed above are at the full performance level of this position. Applicants may be hired at all levels, grades 3 through 6. Work Schedule: Full-time, Rotating Shift: 0700 - 1930 1100 - 2330 1900 - 0730 Financial Disclosure: Not required Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-exempt Bargaining Unit: Eligible, but not represented Functional Statement: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salary: GS-03: $31,963 - $41,549 GS-04: $34,499 - $44,847 GS-05: $38,598 - $50,180 GS-06: $43,026 - $55,933 **This announcement is opened for an extended period. Applicants will be reviewed as needed. All requirements must be met at time of application review. Applications may be updated throughout the entire announcement open period.
Internal Number: 599420900
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.