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LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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Date Posted: 04/05/2017
Posting Expires: None
Summary
The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for providing direct nursing care to patients in private homes, hospitals, clinics, and residential institutions. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Monitors patient's condition by checking vital signs, measuring food and liquid intake and output, responding to call lights or patients' requests for assistance, and making rounds to observe patients. Provides direct care to patients, including caring for colostomies and tracheotomies, mixing medications and food, inserting feeding tubes, catheterizing patients, and performing other nursing procedures as directed. Documents and administers medications and treatments, changes in patient's condition or behavior, responses to care, and daily activities. Administers injections and oral medications as directed by physician. Obtains specimens for laboratory analysis by swabbing or other means. Instructs patients and their families how to care for patients medical needs, including catheter and colostomy care, bowel program techniques, insulin injection, personal hygiene, and skin care. Assists doctor in clinic by gathering information on patient's needs and informing doctor, dressing and undressing patients, assisting with medical procedures, and transcribing doctor's orders. Notifies next shift of each day's events, including patient progress, behavioral problems, and new orders. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
May be required to work rotating shifts or hours other than normal working hours or to be on call. May require lifting and positioning patients, walking, use of restraints, and aggressive behavior management practices.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of nursing theory and practices. Ability to provide direct nursing care. Ability to observe and evaluate patient's condition. Ability to instruct patients in routine medical care. Ability to perform various nursing procedures.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a diploma or certificate with the prescribed curriculum in a state approved program for the preparation of practical nurses.
Preferred Qualifications
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must be licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the Arkansas State Nursing Board in accordance with ACA 17-87-304. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Agency Specific Information
Benefit Package Includes: Health & Life Insurance, Vacation & Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Credit Union Available, Retirement, Career Bonus, and Deferred Compensation.

Direct Deposit is required for employment according to Act 1887 of 2005.

All ADVA applicants must complete a drug screen and background check if applicable.

TWO-YEAR EMPLOYMENT BAN: The following will result in the selectee (whether internal or external applicant) being banned from applying for employment with ADVA for two years:

If the drug test is not performed within 48 hours (unless an extension is granted). If the drug test is positive. A test is considered to be positive if the test results indicate that the sample has been tampered with in any way or that the selectee has attempted to falsify the test results, including the use of masking agents or chemicals.If the selectee fails to appear for drug testing without notifying the hiring official that he/she is declining the position.



ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WITH WORK HISTORY WILL BE ACCEPTED. RESUMES IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED STATE APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

It is important that you submit complete and accurate information and that you complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, beginning with your most recent employment. Include all experience, position held, volunteer or unpaid work; however, you should also include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Point of Contact:

Whitney Haynie
Human Resources
501 Woodlane Drive, Suite 230C
Little Rock, AR 72201
Point of Contact: Whitney Haynie
Phone: (501) 683-2446 Fax: (501)682-4833
Email: sara.terry@arkansas.gov
Job Details
Position No.: 22133XXX
Class Code: L069C
Grade: C113
Salary Range: $26,531.00 - $45,064.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Fayetteville
Job County/Region: Washington
Contact Information
Contact name: Peggy McCoy
Phone: 479-695-0156
Email: peggy.mccoy@arkansas.gov
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