Sep 17, 2021

WDVA Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN2), Port Orchard

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

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.

We are seeking highly skilled and compassionate Licensed Practical Nurses 2 to provide resident-centered care and ensure that our Veterans at the Washington Veterans Home in Port Orchard are provided a safe and healthy space, are treated with dignity and respect, and have care suited to their personal needs. In this role you will assist and monitor assigned residents with activities of daily living based on current nursing standards of practice and with a heart for our mission.


Please Note: This recruitment will be used to fill multiple vacancies

Shift Available
6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., rotating days off
2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., rotating days off

Duties

Some of what you will be doing:
This LPN 2 position, under the supervision of the shift nursing supervisor - assists in the delivery of nursing and nursing related care to residents of the Washington Veterans Home.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepares, carries out, evaluates, and revises 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, assessing resident condition.
  • Processing of physician orders. Will assist with routine rehabilitative and maintenance care.
  • Maintain a safe, sanitary and harmonious environment.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid Washington State license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Long term care experience.
  • One year of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

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:

  • 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.