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Licensed Practical Nurse Acute Psychiatry Job in PORTLAND, OR

Licensed Practical Nurse Acute Psychiatry Job in PORTLAND, OR

Vacancy No. VS-17-MKD-1703193-OCA-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $35,778.00 to $55,718.00 Grade 03 to 06
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/1/2017 Close Date 12/31/2017
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Licensed Practical Nurse (Acute Psychiatry)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

10 vacancies in the following location:

  • Portland, OR
Work Schedule is Intermittent - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Sunday 1/1/2017

Closes Sunday 12/31/2017

  • Salary Range
    $35,778.00 to $55,718.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens and Federal Employees
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1703193

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – To care for those "who shall have borne the battle" and for their families and survivors – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's 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 and leadership positions 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


VA encourages personswith 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.

The incumbent serves as a clinic patient advocate by answering patient inquiries and resolving patient concerns at a local level. He/she acts as patient advocate to assure appropriateness and quality...acts as a patient guide and advocate, assisting the patient in seeking information, assuring that the patient has the opportunity for informed consent for treatment decisions, and promoting our core I CARE values: to act with Integrity and Commitment, to Advocate for Veterans, to show Respect to all, and to pursue Excellence.


The Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse (LVN/LPN) is assigned to the Acute Psychiatry or Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP) and functions as a team member under the guidance of the Registered Nurse. He/She must be self-directed and able to function with minimal direction. Incumbent is responsible for completing clinical reminders and medication reconciliation, providing medical assistive care and administrative support when needed. Demonstrates flexibility in taking assignments and complete a comprehensive system of tasks that are specific to the unit. The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to observe, identify and respond to the patient's needs for nursing care, including, but not limited to medical administration, wound care treatments, EKG meter downloading, specimen collection, various urologic procedures, suture and staple removal, capillary blood glucose testing, equipment assisted care and be able to recognize deviations from normal. The LPN/LVN is also responsible for patient education and documentation. He/She performs age appropriate care, uses techniques to appropriately de-escalate disruptive patients.

Work Schedule: Intermittent schedule

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Amber Levy
Phone: (503)220-8262x51414


VHA Portland HCS
Department of Veteran Affairs
3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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