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Licensed Practical Nurse Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Job in SALISBURY, NC

Licensed Practical Nurse Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Job in SALISBURY, NC

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $37,045.00 to $57,502.00 Grade 03 to 06
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/31/2017 Close Date 11/20/2017
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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    10/31/2017 to 11/20/2017

  • Salary

    $37,045 to $57,502 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 03 - 06

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 2021509

    Please refer to the "Required Documents" section to ensure eligibility.  Failure to provide the required documents, including the VA Form 10-2850c, will result in disqualification.

    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.

    As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. 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/

    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.

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    The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) of the Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Division, Patient Care Services Branch, will work in one of the four specialty units assigned to the Division for the W.G. "Bill" Hefner Medical Center, Salisbury, North Carolina.

    SARRTP: The Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP) Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible and accountable for the provision of direct patient care and for the delivery of recovery-oriented nursing care to a diverse Veteran population.  This LPN must have a basic knowledge of the SARRTP and exercise sound reasoning that demonstrates the ability to function as a member of the SARRTP team.  

    PTSD-RRTP: The LPN in this unit provides safe and individualized nursing care to patients within the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PTSD-RRTP) Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Division, Patient Care Services Branch.  The incumbent will interact and collaborate with patients, families, other health care and supportive personnel, and will initiate actions based on observations of the patient's condition. 

    Acute or Sub-Acute Inpatient Psychiatry: The LPN within the Acute Inpatient Psychiatry or Sub-Acute Inpatient Psychiatry provides safe and individualized care to inpatient veterans whose immediate treatment needs require a structured 24 hour residential setting that provides all required services. The LPN of these two units will assist the Registered Nurse to provide stabilization through evaluation of behavioral, emotional, physical and other needs.

    Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:

    • Demonstrates the ability to perform independently in a self-directed manner as the charge nurse, at the full performance level (SARRTP/SIPU)
    • Develops and maintains therapeutic relationships with veterans and their families/significant others;
    • Attends treatment team meetings and collaborates with treatment team to modify the Veteran's treatment plans as clinically indicated;
    • Documents nursing plan of care in Mental Health Suite;
    • Demonstrates knowledge and appropriate skills to prepare, administer and monitor the effects of medications;
    • Recognizes the need to notify the RN/Provider based on observations of the patient's physical and mental health needs; and
    • Promotes mental health by implementing practical nursing care for behavioral problems, psychiatric disorders and co-occurring conditions to promote health and safety, symptom management.

    Work Schedule: Schedule to include days, evenings or night shifts, to include, weekends and/or holidays as required.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All US Citizens and Current, Permanent Federal Employees

    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/483127100. 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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