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Licensed Practical Nurse 2 On-Call Orting

at State of Washington

Pay: $23.91 to $31.41/hour
$23.91 - $31.41
Posted: 11/25/2019
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 2347119
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Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description



Lend direction to your patients as well as a caring attitude. Bring a smile and your vital knowledge to everyone, every day. Brighten prospects for patients and your career. Connect with your goals and change lives in accomplishing our mission of "Serving Those Who Served" with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. If you are a  Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with a passion for excellence and compassionate care, we invite you to be a part of our team at Orting (near Puyallup) in Pierce County.

This is an on-call position. 

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies.  

 
The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is comprised of more than 800 dedicated staff who strives to fulfill WDVA's mission of "Serving Those Who Served." To achieve this mission, WDVA provides critical services to veterans and their families, both in the community and among four veterans' homes within the State of Washington. WDVA is a national leader in the quality of and advocacy for veterans claims submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, reaching out to Washington's more than 600,000 veterans.

WDVA operates four veterans' homes in Port Orchard, Orting, Spokane, and Walla Walla providing Medicare and Medicaid nursing care for honorably discharged veterans, to include, in some instances, their spouses, widows or gold star parents.
 
For more information, visit our website at www.dva.wa.gov.

Duties

Some of what you will be doing: 
You will be promoting resident centered care and ensuring that veterans are treated with dignity and respect. This position supervises care that is delivered by the NAC's and assists in the delivery of nursing and nursing related care under the supervision of the Registered Nurse.

The On-Call position provides coverage in cases of extended vacation, illness, training, and other leaves of absence. It is the expectation of an on-call employee to be available to work as needed. This includes being available:

  • To work a minimum of three (3) shifts per week on two (2) different shifts.
  • To be scheduled for all shifts (day, evening, and night) including weekends and holidays.
  • For a minimum of two (2) weekend shifts per month.
 
Key Responsibilities:
Prepares and cares for residents receiving specialized treatments administered by the physician or the professional nurse and perform selected nursing procedures.
 
Assists with the rehabilitation and provides care to residents according to their treatment plan.
 
Prepares for and provides aftercare of treatment and administration of medications under the supervision of the professional nurse.
 
Observes, records, and reports the general condition of residents and reports any changes.
 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:


Valid Washington State license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
 
Preferred Qualifications:


Long term care experience.
 
Experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Supplemental Information

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
 
Must comply with health screening requirements by undergoing a tuberculosis skin test.
 
Application process: 
The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described below.
 
Applications submitted will contain the following: 
1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
2. A current resume detailing applicable experience, education and current salary.
3. A list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.

NOTE: Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For further information please contact us at: recruiters@dva.wa.gov
 
The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 725-2183 or toll free (800) 562-0132 and select option 5. For questions about this recruitment, call (360)725 -2183. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.