Oct 07, 2021

WDVA Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN 4), On-Call, Spokane

  • Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Spokane County, WA, USA
Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Description

Description

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Here at the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), we are passionate about our mission of “Serving Those Who Served.” As a national leader in our advocacy for more than 500,000 veterans and their family members, we strive to connect them to earned benefits as well as innovative programs focused on their overall health and wellness. In addition, we provide critical community services through a variety of programs, and at our four State Veterans Homes located in Orting, Port Orchard, Spokane, and Walla Walla. These locations provide Medicare and Medicaid nursing home care to honorably discharged veterans, including, in some instances, their spouses, widows, or Gold Star.

As an on-call Licensed Practical Nurse 4, you'll provide direct resident care to vulnerable veterans in need of skilled nursing care. This includes monitoring and recording all aspects of care, passing medications, dressing changes and treatment, etc.

Your ability to promote resident-centered care will ensure our veterans are treated with dignity and respect. Bring a smile and your vital knowledge to everyone, every day while brightening 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.

Duties

Some of what you'll be doing includes:

  • Serving as the charge nurse for your assigned area; may act as a back-up supervisor in absence of an RN.
  • Updating and maintaining MDS documentation.
  • Evaluating, preparing and revising treatment plans for individual residents based on personal observations and recommendations of physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and/or other nurses.
  • Passing medications, administering, monitoring and recording treatments and assessing resident conditions.
  • Suctioning patients, administering oxygen, catheterization, irrigation; administering IV and subcutaneous sites, colostomy and trach care, feeding tubes and pumps and other treatments as ordered.
  • Assisting with routine rehabilitative and maintenance care.
  • Assisting residents with positioning, transferring and ambulation.
  • Monitoring and keeping a safe environment, including preventative infection control.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Current LPN license from the State of Washington.
  • Two years’ experience as an LPN.
  • Capable of lifting up to 60 lbs. using proper techniques, capable of reaching for activities such as repositioning or to gain access to supplies, and is capable of pushing or pulling with sufficient strength.
Desired:
  • Long Term Care experience.

Supplemental Information

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.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
2. A current resume detailing applicable experience and education.

Finalists will be asked to provide a list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.

Other Information:

  • Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. Your vaccine status will be verified at New Employee Orientation. Please reach out to the HR Office at HR@dva.wa.gov if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.
  • 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.
  • Positions requiring travel must have a valid unrestricted driver's license and must be insured if driving a privately owned vehicle on state business.
  • This position is represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).
  • Candidates who are offered a job with WDVA must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa now or in the future.

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.