Temporary Licensed Practical Nurse
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: East Orange
Posted on: June 12, 2021
This is an open continuous announcement for Temporary LPN
Positions at the VA New Jersey Health Care System. Applications
will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will
be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will
remain on file until September 30th, 2021. This temporary position
is not to exceed 120 days but may be extended based on agency's
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Licensed Practical Nurse duties include, but are not limited
- Responsible for primary nursing care to an assigned group of
selected patients/residents and for the plan of action in carrying
out patient/resident care assignments.
- Report and record current observations such as
patient's/resident's physical condition, emotional response and
results of procedures; observes skin conditions, variations in
vital signs, personal habits of patients/residents, and listens for
clues to patient's/resident's reaction to illness and
- Perform assigned nursing care responsibilities requiring the
use of advanced equipment, technology, or knowledge in procedures
performed in the GU Clinic, Eye Clinic, General Medical, Surgical,
Orthopedic, Diabetic, Urology Clinics, Vital Signs area, and
- Provide patient/resident and family education regarding the
patient's/resident's condition, procedures, and preventive health
care; reinforces health teaching initiated by the multidisciplinary
- Recognize the need for and initiates action in emergencies,
i.e., cardiac/respiratory arrest, seizures, and/or assaultive
- Utilize specialized equipment such as, Doppler Units, Oximeter,
Visual Field Analyzer, Electro-fulguration Machine, Cryothermia
Machine, Computer Terminal, and Printer.
- Provide one-to-one nursing care to assigned outpatients whose
care requires close observation.
- Follow policies and procedures related to fire and disaster
drills, safety and security measures. Interprets Medical Center
Regulations and policies to patients, relatives, and visitors.
- Assist the physician and/or nurse with therapeutic or
diagnostic procedures, including skin biopsies, joint aspirations,
phlebotomies, pap smears, pelvic examinations, minor eye surgeries,
and minor GU procedures.
- Obtain and arranges necessary equipment. Correctly positions
the patient/resident, provides information, and reassurance to the
- Observe and respond to changes in patient's/resident's behavior
by providing emotional support, intervening to correct the problem,
or reporting the situation to the Registered Nurse.
- Accept and support established Medical Center policies and
- Performs other related duties as indicated by the needs of the
patient and the unit.
Work Schedule: Schedules will be discussed during interview.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- AHA BLS Certification
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. Noncitizens may be
appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified
- Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the
GS-5 level or equivalent, fully meeting all performance
requirements for the GS-5 LPN.
- Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing
assigned duties in providing care to variable patient
- Knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned
patient care based on the patients' conditions; to use judgment in
selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and
treatments; and to accurately recognize, report and record relevant
patient information. Completed work should need only a general
review by a registered nurse (RN) or physician (MD/DO) for
appropriateness and conformity with established
- Ability to observe, identify and respond to the patient's needs
for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care and
patient/family education. In organizing and delivering care, the
LPN recognizes and considers emotional, cultural, spiritual,
socio-economic, and age-related factors.
- Prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical,
subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs
treatments according to established policies/procedures. Observes
for physical and/or emotional changes in patient's condition from
prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately
documenting noted changes, and reporting any deviations from normal
to RN or MD/DO.
- Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient
care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO, and
initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed.
- Knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient
motivations and reactions to situations, and ability to
appropriately utilize this knowledge in working effectively with
patients, family members, and other staff.
- Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients
and their families to elicit feelings and attitudes, and to promote
positive relationships, communication and socialization skills.
Fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family
rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery.
Effectively incorporates knowledge and understanding of established
customer service standards in all interactions with patients,
family members, and/or other internal/external customers.
- Knowledge and skill in performing support duties for complex
diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which
include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic
examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or
other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient's condition
before, during, and following the procedure. Serves as a preceptor
in orienting, educating, and training less experienced LPNs/LVNs or
NAs/HTs related to support duties for these more complex,
- Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing
knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff
to improve and advance nursing practice.
References: VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G13 Licensed
Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standard.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application
if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification
requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency
with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
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