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Licensed Practical Nurse

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

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Sioux Falls, SD

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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 INTERNAL 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 this announcement. An external announcement will be opened for external (non-federal employees) applicants to apply under, with the announcement number CBAS-10115400-18-EBE Veterans Preference is not used on internal announcements. If you wish to apply using your Veterans Preference, you should also apply under the external announcement. 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. Duties The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for one Part-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 $29,545 $48,401 Job Details Application Open Date 1\/11\/2018

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Website : http://www.va.gov/

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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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