If you ARE a current, permanent Federal employee, you should apply under announcement: CBST-11177592-21-AH This is an Open Continuous Announcement to fill multiple vacancies in various services within VHSO (Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks). Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE, OR YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ELECTRONIC NOTICE THAT YOU ARE RATED INELIGIBLE. SEE QUALIFICATIONS SECTION AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SECTION FOR DETAILS. KSAs MUST BE DEMONSTRATED IN YOUR RESUME. PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT AND REFER BACK TO IT OFTEN WHEN WRITING YOUR RESUME. Pay by Location: Fayetteville, AR: $30,754-$55,973 Fort Smith, AR: $29,544-$53,769 Joplin, MO: $29,544-$53,769 Springfield, MO: $29,544-$53,769 Branson, MO: $29,544-$53,769 Ozark, AR: $29,544-$53,679 Jay, OK: $30,754-$55,973 The LPN functions as a member of the team as assigned. Incumbent observes for and reports physiological and/or psychological deviations in the acutely or chronically ill patients, and demonstrates sound techniques in complex nursing care procedures and basic care of patients in all areas. Duties include but are not limited to: Reports and records current observations such as patient's physical condition, emotional response and results of procedures; observes skin conditions, variations in vital signs and personal habits of patients. Charts pertinent data regarding the patient's condition such as progress of patient's condition, procedures performed, and medications given. Interviews patients to obtain information and/or communicate data regarding the patient. Initiates patient teaching regarding procedures, tests, medications, specimen collection, ambulatory aides, or care to be delivered in the hospital or at home. Identifies educational needs of patients and reinforces education that the patient has received. Recognizes medical and/or surgical emergencies and initiates appropriate response. Administers medications and observes for and records effectiveness of medications given. Observes for and recognizes physiological and/or psychological deviations in patient's condition and initiates appropriate changes in plan of care with concurrence of the charge nurse. Provides patient and family education regarding the patient's condition, procedures, and preventive health care; reinforces health teaching initiated by the multidisciplinary treatment team. Work Schedule: This announcement will be used to fill various tours of duty. The Service and Tour of Duty being filled will be identified upon call for interview. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
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.