Sep 17, 2021

WDVA Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN2), Port Orchard Clinic

  • Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Port Orchard, WA, USA

Job Description

Description

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Please Note: The anticipated schedule for this position will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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.

We are seeking a highly skilled and compassionate Licensed Practical Nurse 2 to provide a variety of complex clinical physician support services within our Washington Veterans Home clinic. As a clinic coordinator, you will ensure effective healthcare standards and delivery.

Your role will be critical in ensuring our residents are treated with dignity and respect and have care suited to their personal needs. Join our mission by applying now!

Duties

Some of what you'll be doing includes:

  • Preparing, evaluating, and revising treatment plans for individual residents based on personal observations and recommendations of physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and/or other nurses.
  • Preparing draft medical information of residents such as history, current medications, etc.
  • Registering residents in the Regulatory database for tracking compliance; scheduling, monitoring and tracking appointments and prioritizing schedules.
  • Maintaining tracking system for all super bills; reviewing daily schedules against chart notes for accurate super bills.
  • Overseeing physicians' monthly call schedule and requests, ensuring call schedule is complete by the 25th of the previous month.
  • Monitoring, training, maintaining and assessing tele-health clinical operations for compliance.
  • Initiating admission process with physicians and pharmacy to ensure a smooth resident admit flow, including medications that are brought from home, or needed from the pharmacy upon admission.
  • Accessing CPRS (Computerized Patient Records) and EMAR (Electronic Medical Records).
  • Monitoring, tracking and ordering clinic supplies as needed.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid Washington State license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Current CPR certified.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of geriatric care, medical terminology, and medications.
  • Long term care experience.
  • Understanding of Federal and State regulations related to resident care, personnel and financial management.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs such as Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, Publisher and Word.

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.
  • Must maintain a valid LPN license from the state of Washington.
  • Will need to be have a complete understanding of the tele-health program within 6 months of hire.
  • This position is represented by WSNA.
  • 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.