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Licensed Practical Nurse Parc Job in DURHAM, NC

Licensed Practical Nurse Parc Job in DURHAM, NC

Vacancy No. 558-17=RDa-1997741-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $42,429.00 to $51,978.00 Grade 06 to 06
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 8/9/2017 Close Date 8/18/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-08-09 to 2017-08-18

  • Salary

    $42,429 to $51,978 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 06

  • Series

    0620 Practical Nurse

  • Appointment type

    Excepted Service Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full Time

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  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1997741

The Durham VA Medical Center is recruiting for a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse (PARC)


Federal Employees please apply VIN # 1997743

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.  

Since 1953, VAMC Durham has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 200,000 veterans living in a 26-county area of central and eastern North Carolina. In addition to our main facility in Durham, we offer services in three community-based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in —

·         Raleigh, North Carolina

·         Greenville, North Carolina

·         Morehead City, North Carolina

With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions 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/

Note:  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

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.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.



The Psychiatric Acute Recovery Center (PARC) is a 28 bed inpatient adult male/female psychiatric unit that provides care to patients with a variety of psychiatric diagnoses.  The major diagnosis reasons for admission include the following:  psychoses, substance abuse and dependence disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), organic disorders and neuroses.   Patients are provided therapeutic modalities, to include electro-convulsive (ECT) therapy and rehabilitative services that include group therapy or education, one-to-one education and/or counseling and medication management.  The interdisciplinary team meets each week to discuss care planning and discharge needs of patients.  Allied health team providers provide psychological testing and counseling, social services, vocational counseling, and recreational therapy.  The nursing needs of patients are evaluated using the nursing process and care is individualized through interdisciplinary approaches of care.   Care is focused on providing a protective environment for those requiring protection from self-injury and/or injury to others resulting from identified diagnoses and psychiatric illnesses. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nursing assistants provide nursing care.  The LPN will functional dependent of the RN Assessment and clinical direction.

Nursing staff members from psychiatry additionally provide nursing support in psychiatric outpatient clinics.  One of these clinics, the Mental Health Acute Care Clinic (MHACC) serves as a walk-in outpatient clinic, which provides patient assessments, coordination of care, completion of clinical reminders with health education and counseling, assistance to veterans and their families with crisis calls.

Four Most Common Patient Problems Requiring Nursing Care:

  1. Psychosis

  2. Substance Abuse

  3. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  4. Neurosis


Day, Evening and Night 8 hour shifts Monday-Friday with rotating weekends

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements
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Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Claudette Forrest
Phone: (919)286-6858



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

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