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Licensed Practical Nurse Community Living Center Job in SIOUX FALLS, SD

Licensed Practical Nurse Community Living Center Job in SIOUX FALLS, SD

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $29,545.00 to $48,401.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/14/2017 Close Date 9/25/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    09/14/2017 to 09/25/2017

  • Salary

    $29,545 to $48,401 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties



    At the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS), we strive to hire only the best! Working with and for America's Veterans is a privilege, and we pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide. In return for your commitment to quality health care for our nation's Veterans, VA offers an incomparable benefits package. No state income tax. The SFVAHCS is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care service, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. Care is provided to eligible Veterans in eastern South Dakota, northwestern Iowa, and southwestern Minnesota. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in the areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and transitional care. The SFVAHCS is part of VA Midwest Healthcare System (VISN 23), which includes facilities in Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.

    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 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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

    The procedures outlined in AFGE Master Agreement, Article 23, Section 8 will be followed. First consideration will be given to current Sioux Falls VAHCS employees.

    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.

    Requires Filing a Financial Disclosure Report: No

    For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

    Learn more about this agency


    The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for four Full-time, Permanent, Licensed Practical Nurses. These positions will be located in the Extended Care & Rehabilitation Service. As a Licensed Practical Nurse, you are responsible for the following duties to include, but not limited to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems.
    • Recognize the need for and institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seek assistance of the RN or provider, and assist in resuscitation procedures in cardiac and /or pulmonary arrest.
    • Ability to observe, identify and respond to the patient's needs for nursing interventions and recognizes the need to consider emotional, spiritual, socio-economic and age related factors.
    • In collaboration with the RN, participate in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing care that expedites the patient's return to, or maintenance of, optimal functioning.
    • Possess the ability to evaluate patient's status and interpret the appropriate information to identify each patient's age-specific needs and to provide the identified care.
    • Report and record observations and information related to the care of the patient and integrate the use of health care technology into the provision of nursing care.
    • Fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspect of care delivery.
    • Effectively incorporates knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in all interactions with patients, family members, and/or other customers.
    • Actively seeks out education opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice.
    • Assist with range of motion, ambulating, lifting, positioning, and self-help activities.
    • Observe, report, and record obvious and less obvious changes in the patient's condition.
    • Clean and maintain patient's bedside units and ward work areas.
    • Accompany patients off station as requested, assisting with recreational and socialization activities.
    • The duties are performed in a hospital/extended care environment.

    NOTE:  Assignment to other areas of the service line, medical center, or other CBOC's may be required.  The LPN reports to the CLC Nurse Manager and works in collaboration with his/her assigned team, however, assignments may be made to other areas for purposes of cross coverage.

    Work Schedule: The tour of duty for this position is typically NIGHTS, rotating weekends and holidays are required.  Flexibility in tours and days of the week are required.  Additional information regarding the tour of duty for this position will be discussed during the interview process.

    Functional Statement Title/#: Licensed Practical Nurse

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current permanent Sioux Falls VA HCS employees, Current permanent VA employees at other facilities, and Current permanent Federal employees at other agencies.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479378600. 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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