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SIOUX FALLS, SD
Date:
01/17/2018
2018-01-172018-02-15
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Licensed Practical Nurse Job in SIOUX FALLS, SD

Licensed Practical Nurse Job in SIOUX FALLS, SD

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $29,545.00 to $48,401.00 Grade 3 to 6
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/10/2018 Close Date 6/29/2018
Who may apply Public
Locations:
SIOUX FALLS, SD

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Overview

  • Open & closing dates

    01/10/2018 to 06/29/2018

  • Salary

    $29,545 to $48,401 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 3 - 6

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

Location

6 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Announcement number

CBAS-10114861-18-EBE

Control number

488390600

  • Duties

    Duties

    Summary

    Throughout the duration of this vacancy announcement, applications that are received will be referred to the selecting official on a bi-weekly basis.
    This is an EXTERNAL announcement. Current permanent Sioux Falls VAHCS employees, current permanent VA employees from other facilities, and current permanent employees from other Federal Agencies should apply under the INTERNAL announcement CBAS-10114559-18-EBE, unless applying by using Veterans Preference. All applicants applying under this external announcement will be subject to Veterans Preference.
    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
    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. Located in southeast South Dakota, Sioux Falls is a family-oriented community with 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. 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.

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    Responsibilities

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

    • Perform a variety of nursing care activities that include bathing, feeding, oral care and related personal hygiene duties.
    • 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.
    • Maintain Certification in CPR.
    • Clean and maintain patient's bedside units and ward work areas.
    • Accompany patients off station as requested, assisting with recreational and socialization activities.
    • Practice safe work habits by utilizing proper body mechanics in patient lifting, equipment handling and patient care related activities as well as practice universal precautions and follow blood borne pathogen/infectious material standards. The physical demands of the position include extensive periods of standing and walking and working with patients requires regular and recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, and similar activities.
    • The duties are performed in a hospital/extended care environment.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems.
    • Demonstrate ability to interact in an appropriate manner with patients, family members, professional and other supportive personnel involved in the delivery of patient care.
    • Adhere to principles of infection control, safety and universal precautions.
    • Recognize and appropriately respond to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action.
    • Prepare and administer prescribed medications and perform treatments according to established policies/procedures.
    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

    No

    Promotion Potential

    6

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US CITIZENS

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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


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