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Licensed Practical Nurse Acute Psychiatry Unit Mhrrtp Job in MURFREESBORO, TN

Licensed Practical Nurse Acute Psychiatry Unit Mhrrtp Job in MURFREESBORO, TN

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $36,611.00 to $47,598.00 Grade 06 to 06
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/27/2017 Close Date 11/20/2017
Who may apply Public

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  • Open & closing dates

    10/27/2017 to 11/20/2017

  • Salary

    $36,611 to $47,598 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 06

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


6 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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Control number


  • Duties



    Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 2021347

    If you are a current VA and/or Federal employees should apply under announcement # JK-18-AMB-2021352-BU at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483054800

    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 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 encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The Health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not coverd by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    RELOCATION EXPENSES: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. 

    RECRUITMENT\RELOCATION INCENTIVE: A recruitment incentive has not been authorized for this position.

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    Work Schedule: Various shifts, based on the needs of the service

    The LPN assigned to the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System  Acute Psychiatry Unit Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MHRRTP) is primarily responsible and accountable for providing practical nursing care to patients with physical and/or behavioral problems. The LPN prepares and administers commonly prescribed oral, topical, subcutaneous, and intra-muscular medications and other routes using BCMA and as approved by TVHS policy and procedures. The LPN reports and documents pertinent observations, care provided and responses to care, patient/family education in the electronic medical record and appropriate treatment sheet according to policy and procedures. The LPN recognizes subtle changes in the patient's condition, behavior and/or comfort.  The LPN intervenes appropriately, reports observations and interventions to the Registered nurse.  The LPN consistently responds to patients, families, co-workers, supervisors and visitors promptly and in a friendly and cooperative manner. Position may entail other duties as assigned.

    Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


    PHYSICAL EFFORT:See VA Handbook 5005, Part III, Chapter 2, paragraph 7, and VA Handbook 5019, Occupational Health Services. All applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.   Must be able to lift (30 lbs or more); twisting and/or bending, standing and/or walking almost constantly during the course of the day.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:Duties are performed in a health care environment as defined by the  VA Tennessee Valley Health Care System and involves regular and recurring potential for exposure to infection and contagious diseases as well as potential exposure to anger, hostile, and combative patients. The incumbent is also exposed to moderate levels of noise and radiation and must utilize protection devices. If individual wears glasses, safety shields are required and will be provided; must use personal protective equipment (RME) as required. Work is performed in a ward setting.

    WORK SCHEDULE: Based on the needs of the service

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483054400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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

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