This Licensed Practical Nurse (Women's Integrated Treatment and Recovery Program) position is located in Mental Health Service at VA Boston Healthcare Systems Brockton location. This position is full time at 40 hours per week. Work Schedule: Overnights, 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. and include weekends. The incumbent serves as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) under the Mental Health Service. The position is located on the Brockton campus of the VA Boston Healthcare System in the Women's Integrated Treatment and Recovery Program (WITRP), a female-only PTSD intensive Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MHRRTP). The incumbent is involved in the care of female Veterans with PTSD and substance use disorders (SUD), as well as other mental health and social problems. Typical duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assists nursing and other program staff, including licensed and non-licensed mental health staff in offering treatment focused on mental health and substance use concerns. Manages emergency situations and problem behaviors in a complex and highly vulnerable patient population. Conducts an assessment of medication independence prior to admission to and at the time of admission and collects information on other health-related behaviors as part of the admission process and throughout the admission and helps to prepare the patient for discharge. Orients newly admitted patients to program policies and routines. Administers prescribed medications following standard medical center policies, monitors responses to medications, reports side effects and other symptoms to providers, conducts repeated medication reviews and leveling, provides ongoing education to patients about medications and other health-related behaviors in group or individual meetings, and helps patients develop plans to address inconsistencies in medication use. Participates in and conducting emergency drills, urine and breathalyzer screenings, and contraband searches. Compressed/Flexible Work Schedule: Not Authorized Telework/Virtual/Remote Work: Not Authorized Relocation or Travel Incentives: Not Authorized Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. Physical Requirements: Lifting and Carrying up to 45 lbs. (Intermittently); Repeated bending; Straight Pulling and pushing up to 45 lbs.(Intermittently); Stooping and squatting (Intermittently); Kneeling (Occasionally); Use of both arms, hands and fingers; Overhead work; both arms (Intermittently); Prolonged walking and standing (Up to 4 hrs./day); Sitting (Up to 2 hrs./day); Far Vision - correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other and Near Vision - correctable to read newsprint at 13 - 16 inches; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing - ability to hear and understand the spoken voice from a distance of 8 feet; Emotional and mental stability - ability to effectively perform the essential functions of the position and respond appropriately in emergency situations. Notifications: Positions are in the NAGE bargaining unit. Positions are covered by a special rate. Positions are in the Excepted service. Drug Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received. Current Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held. Veterans' preference does not apply for current permanent Federal agency employees. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Internal Number: 599066300
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