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Licensed Practical Nurse

Posting Begin Date: 2023/10/24
Posting End Date: 2024/02/29
Category: Nursing
Sub Category: Medical
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 24.94
Maximum Salary: 26.25
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity

Division of Veterans Services 

This position will remain open until filled; the posting will be taken down once a candidate is selected. 


The Idaho Division of Veterans Services (IDVS) has an opening for a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Boise.

STARTING WAGE: $24.94

The ideal candidate in this role will perform practical nursing care or assist a registered nurse or physician in a long-term care facility setting.

We guarantee hours to full time employees regardless of census!

WE OFFER EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BEYOND COMPARE:


Responsibilities:

  • Performs practical nursing care or assists a registered nurse or physician in routine to complex situations.
  • Observes, records, and reports residents' treatment, care, symptoms, physical and mental condition, behavior and progress.
  • Administers prescribed medications including intramuscular injections and observes for adverse reactions.
  • Performs treatments including change of sterile dressings, insertion of nasal gastric tubes, catheterization and removal of sutures.
  • Interviews residents to obtain health information and instructs and counsels residents regarding basic health needs.
  • Teaches residents and their families the importance of proper diet, proper positioning, range-of-motion exercises, transfer techniques, and personal hygiene procedures.
  • Charts administered medications, symptoms, accidents, unusual behavior, doctors' visits and observed side effects of drugs.
  • Orders lab and x-ray work under physician's orders.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the state of Idaho

 OR 

  • State licensure as a Practical Nurse pursuant to the Nurse Licensure Compact, Idaho Code 54-1418, in one of the following compact states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin or Wyoming

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience providing individual or group patient education
  • Work experience in a plan-of-care approach to patient care
  • Experience providing work direction and orientation to other workers


Clearance:

The Idaho Division of Veterans Services requires applicants to pass a criminal history background investigation after a conditional offer of employment.


EEO/ADA/Veteran:

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.


*Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.

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