Full Time Lvn Community Living Center Martinez Job in MARTINEZ, CA

Vacancy No. 612-17-AYA-1987726BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $38,465.00 to $70,015.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 7/17/2017 Close Date 8/5/2017
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
MARTINEZ, CA

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

    2017-07-17 to 2017-08-05

  • Salary

    $38,465 to $70,015 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 00

  • Series

    0620 Practical Nurse

  • Appointment type

    Excepted Service Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number

    612-17-AYA-1987726BU

  • Control number

    474606700

Locations

1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1987726

VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is an integrated health care delivery system, offering a comprehensive array of medical, surgical, rehabilitative, mental health and extended care to veterans in Northern California.

The Bay Area offers a Mediterranean Climate, thriving Restaurant scene, LIVE Entertainment at numerous historic venues, stunning neighborhoods with views of the bay and large Redwood Parks and trails for bike/hike lovers. Martinez shares its bay with San Francisco, making it easy to travel between cities by ferries and/or a short drive across the bridge. The famous rolling hills of Napa Valley are just moments away. 

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.

 
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.

The Licensed Vocational Nurse utilizes technical and manual skills under the direction of the Regstered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or a licensed Physician in the assigned area.  Incumbent has the knowledge and skills to carry out a wide range of nursing care duties for selected groups of residents. 

Preferred Requirements:

1.       Current proficiency in Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association (Required prior to assuming clinical duties and must remain current –VHA Directive 11-77)

2.       Minimum of 2 years of recent clinical experience within the last 5 years

3.       Must be flexible with scheduling to work rotating shifts, weekends and/or holidays.

4.       One year of nursing experience on a rehab, long-term care, dementia or mental health unit.

5.       Certification and skill in IV insertions

6.       Excellent interpersonal skills are required along with flexibility in a dynamic, ever changing, fast paced environment. Successful documentation of performance and competencies is required along with dependability and strict adherence to privacy and confidentiality policies

7.       Must have a working knowledge of anatomy & physiology related to this specialty. Must have computer skills to include Microsoft Word, Excel, and the ability to navigate a computerized patient record system. Excellent interpersonal skills are required along with the ability to work independently and effectively in a diverse team environment

Duties

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY:

1.       Makes observations and thoroughly documents care and the patient's response.  Appropriately seeks assistance and guidance by informing RN or medical provider of changes in the patient's condition requiring higher-level intervention. 

2.       The LVN performs, reports, and records assigned nursing care and treatments. Adheres to standards of practice and safe technique in preparation and administration of medication.

3.       Reviews daily schedules for patient care needs and appointments.

4.       Demonstrates understanding of age- and population-specific characteristics that affect the health care needs of the Veteran. 

5.       Promptly recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance and effectively intervenes as directed when appropriate. 

6.       Aids in patient education

7.       Interacts and communicates appropriately with patients and family members.

8.       Demonstrates professional behavior (i.e., respect, civility, ability to accept constructive criticism), effective communication and interpersonal skills.

9.       Adheres to principles of infection control, safety, and universal precautions.

10.   Incumbent possesses knowledge of proper handling and pre-cleaning of reusable medical equipment. 

11.   Demonstrates competence utilizing special equipment needed to perform job duties.

12.   Follows policy and procedures related to fire and disaster drills, safety and security measures. 

13.   Maintains confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient information.

14.   Maintains a work environment that honors diversity. 

15.   Serves as a resource and advocate in the protection of patient and family rights. 

16.   Completes mandatory reviews and education, as well as self-assessment.

17.   Supports patient-driven care in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner, using evidence-based principles.

18.   Promotes patient and personnel safety.

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

06

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

US Citizens and Current Federal Employees

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Contact

ARTUR Y. AKKERMAN
Phone: (925)372-2267

Address

VHA Northern California HCS Sacramento
Department of Veterans Affairs
150 Muir Road
Martinez
CA


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


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