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Licensed Practical Nurse Licensed Practical Nurse (lpn) Job in VANCOUVER, WA

Licensed Practical Nurse Licensed Practical Nurse (lpn) Job in VANCOUVER, WA

Vacancy No. CBCA-10129323-18-KD Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $40,306.00 to $62,783.00 Grade 3 to 6
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/2/2018 Close Date 2/23/2018
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    02/02/2018 to 02/23/2018

  • Salary

    $40,306 to $62,783 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 3 - 6

  • Work schedule

    Part-Time - 20 Hours

  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties



    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?

    VA Portland Health Care System promotes our core I CARE values: to act with Integrity and Commitment, to Advocate for Veterans, to show Respect to all, and to pursue Excellence.

    For applicants who have found this job announcement at a site other than USAJobs.gov (such as Monster or Indeed): you must apply to this vacancy via USAjobs.gov. Please visit this link to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/490396600

    Participation in seasonal influenza program may be required.

    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.

    VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (REQUIRED) Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf )
    Application 10-2850c is required to be considered for this position. Please complete form in its entirety. If you answer "YES" to questions item # 15B and/or item # 28 through # 37, please attach a separate sheet of paper with a brief explanation for each question to which you answered "Yes". Information must current not older than a year. Outdated and/or incomplete applications will be ineligible for consideration. Information must be current not older than a year.

    Resume: Your resume must include the following information for each job you list: Job title; Complete Work Place Addresses ; Duties (be as detailed as possible); Month and year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); Full-time or part-time status, PRN (include hours worked per week) Information must be current not older than a year.

    If you fail to submit the required documents, you will be considered ineligible for consideration.

    Learn more about this agency


    VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) is a Level 1A major interdisciplinary teaching and tertiary facility with service-lines serving primary care, emergency medicine, medicine, surgery, specialty, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care inpatients and outpatients throughout Oregon and Southwestern Washington. In addition to the two main divisions located in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington, VAPORHCS operates nine community-based outpatient/outreach clinics (CBOC) and is a consulting and referral center for many patient care specialties not offered at other VHA medical centers within VISN20. There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. VAPORHCS operates a Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) which serves homeless Veterans in downtown Portland. The CRRC has a Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (HPACT) co-located and offers primary care medical services to homeless and formerly homeless Veterans. Home-Based Primary Care nursing care is also provided throughout the VAPORHCS catchment area.

    VAPORHCS received initial Magnet designation in May 2006, re-designation in December 2010, and again in October 2015.

    The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for the Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP) within the VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) Mental Health and Neurosciences Division is a member of a multidisciplinary team providing inpatient services to Veterans with a variety of substance use disorders and comorbid medical and mental health conditions. The primary duty station is located in the RRTP program at the Vancouver Division site.

    The LPN for the RRTP functions as a team member under the guidance of the Registered Nurse (RN) and RRTP Nurse Manager. Incumbent must be self-directed and able to function with minimal direction, communicating proactively and effectively with other members of the multidisciplinary team. He/she is responsible for completing clinical reminders and medication reconciliation, providing medical assistive care, and providing administrative support when needed. Demonstrates flexibility in taking assignments and completes a comprehensive system of tasks that are specific to RRTP. The Incumbent must demonstrate the ability to observe, identify, and respond to the patient's needs for nursing care, including, but not limited to, medication administration, patient education, wound care treatments, EKG meter downloading, specimen collection including various urologic and breathalyzer procedures, suture and staple removal, capillary blood glucose testing, equipment assisted care, evaluating for suicide risk, and recognizing deviations from normal including monitoring for signs of substance use and withdrawal. The incumbent is also responsible for patient education, safety protocols including room checks and contraband searches, milieu management activities, and documentation. He/she performs age and culturally appropriate care, uses techniques to appropriately de-escalate disruptive patients, and appropriately participates in emergency response activities. He/she actively contributes to process improvement activities on the unit.

    Work Schedule: NIGHTS Thurs-Fri: 10:00 p.m.-08:30 a.m. (Overnight)

    Functional Statement Title: FS # 000000, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) GS 3-6. On file with HR.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Internal Employee, Agency Employee, Current Federal Employee, U.S. Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

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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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