Licensed Practical Nurse - (All vacancies including PRN, PT, FT)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Internal Number: 700724700
The Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System is recruiting for several Licensed Practical Nurse positions to function within Patient Care Services at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center. Work Schedule: Full-time, part-time (unit specific part time hours range 8 to 72 per pay period), and intermittent/PRN. Assigned schedule corresponds to specific area (Some areas require days, nights, weekends, rotating shifts and holidays) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Must be a graduate of school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or accredited by the National League for Nursing. Must possess a full, active, current and unrestricted licensure as a licensed practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or District of Columbia. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations: GS-6: Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN. Applicants must meet the following: Technical proficiency in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations. Ability to use judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and to accurately recognize, report and record relevant] patient information. Ability to observe, identify and respond to the patient's needs for care. Ability to prepare and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations. Knowledge of handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient's condition before, during, and following the procedure. Preferred Experience: Minimum 1 year experience preferred. IV medication administration experience preferred. References: VA Qualification Standards in VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G13. Physical Requirements: Applicant must possess the ability to do the following: heavy lifting and carrying, 45 pounds and over; pulling, pushing and reaching above the shoulder; walking, standing, kneeling and repeated bending. Ability to distinguish basic colors, correctable vision, and emotional/mental stability. ["Please read this public notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application. ***THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT*** Vacancies may not presently exist but may become available at any point during the opening period of this vacancy announcement. We will not review applicant resumes until there is a request to fill a vacancy. You are applying to a public notice to fill current and future vacancies. Please note, there may or may not be actual/projected vacancies when you submit your application. Your resume and any supporting documentation will be retained with other applicants and reviewed as vacancies occur. You will not receive a notice regarding your application's status other than the initial acknowledgment until a request is received to fill a position. Once a request to fill a vacancy is received, we will review applicants in application date order. We will refer qualified applicants to the selecting official for consideration. The organization's hiring need will determine the referral of additional applicants. Applicants will be notified about their application's status if referred or if we fill all vacancies. The incumbent will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans. Duties include: Providing direct patient care to Veterans with minimal supervision. Preparing and administering medications, including vaccinations. Performs treatments and procedures within the scope of license and facility policy and procedures. Seeks assistance from appropriate resource person as needed. Actively communicates and listens clearly in writing and in speaking. Accurately reports changes in patients' medical and emotional condition. Provides safe, individualized, quality care nursing to patients with varying medical/emotional needs. Work Schedule: Work Schedule: Full-time, part-time (unit specific part time hours range 8 to 72 per pay period), and intermittent/PRN. Assigned schedule corresponds to specific area (Some areas require days, nights, weekends, rotating shifts and holidays) Variable shift (rotating all 3 tours), days/evening AND nights, rotating weekends and holidays. Full Time Part Time Intermittent/PRN Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.