Licensed Practical Nurse - PTSD (Batavia)
Licensed Practrical Nurses (LPN) work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and display knowledge and ability in providing a full range of practrical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. LPNs serve as responsible members of the nursing team and interact with patients, family members, professional and supportive personnel who provide patient care. LPNs participate in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care as appropriate to their area of assignment.
Tour of Duty:Variable shifts; subject to change based on Agency needs.
In addition to the basic requirements, the following qualification criteria must be met for each grade.The candidate's qualifications must clearly demonstrate the level of competence required for the grade.
(1)GS-3.None beyond the basic requirements.[LPNs at this grade level are expected to perform all duties within the scope of their license (e.g., medication administration); however, completed work may require routine or detailed higher level review depending upon the complexity of the duties involved.]
(2)GS-4.[Employees may be appointed at or advanced to GS-4 if they meet any of the criteria in paragraphs 3b(2)(a) through (c) below:
(a)Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; or
(b)Graduation from an approved school (which may be waived as provided in paragraph 4 of Section C) and one year of experience that involved nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure and sterile techniques and procedures; or
(c)Graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months duration.
(d)LPNs at the GS-4 grade level perform all duties expected of employees at the GS-3 grade level; however, they are expected to exercise greater judgment, require less supervision, and to operate in accordance with all established policies, procedure, and techniques.]
(a)Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.
(b)Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems.[Works with the RN and/or MD/DO to appropriately orient/train less experienced LPNs/LVNs and/or Nursing Assistants (NAs)/Health Technicians (HTs) in relation to acceptable standards of practice in promoting optimal patient care delivery.Provides effective education to patients and/or family members in relation to common disease processes, medication, and /or prescribed treatment regimes.]
(c)Demonstrated ability to serve as a responsible member of the nursing team and interact [in an appropriate manner] with patients, family members, professional and [other] supportive personnel [involved in the delivery of] patient care, [incorporating acceptable, established customer service standards into practice.
(d)Knowledge and skill sufficient to prepare, administer, and appropriately document actions taken specific to commonly prescribed oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and/or intravenous medications as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures.Observation and documentation will include patient's response to medication administered and the reporting of any noted change in patient's condition to RN or MD/DO.
(e)Knowledge and ability to recognize the need for and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seek the assistance of the RN or MD/DO, and assist in resuscitation procedures in cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest.
(f)Recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action.
(g)Completed work is under the general supervision of an RN or MD/DO.Individuals at this grade level are expected to have a broad working knowledge of practical nursing procedures.However, completion of more complex practices or procedures may be subject to closer higher-level review.
Previous LPN Experience preferred
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