Licensed Practical Nurse

Washington D.C.
Apr 10, 2017
May 02, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is located in Healthcare Service, Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington, DC. The primary purpose of the position is to administer medications to groups of Residents and to accomplish specific nursing care and nursing team-leading duties as assigned by a professional registered nurse. The Supervisory Clinical Nurse or Assistant Supervisory Clinical Nurse provides general supervision and overall objectives of assignments. Employee plans and carries out Resident care independently in compliance with existing guidelines. Employee establishes priorities and deadlines which the supervisor may or may not review employee implements actions without prompting from the supervisor. Employee performs work without constant and direct supervision; supervisor is available for consultation when unusual or unfamiliar situations occur. Supervision is by random check of finished work.

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  • You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Physical Requirements: The work involves long periods of moving about the work unit. Work requires regular and recurring standing, bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, lifting and repositioning Residents. Must use proper body mechanics when lifting objects and use lift equipment for Residents. The work may require considerable and strenuous physical exertion, such as lifting objects greater the 50 pounds or defending oneself against physical attack.

    Licensure: Candidates must be currently licensed to practice as practical or vocational nurses in a State or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia or must have applied for a license to practice. Applications of candidates possessing a license must be accompanied by a certified or photostatic copy of the license, a notarized statement attesting to the fact, or a citation of the license number and State issuing it. Non-licensed candidates who have completed their training may be appointed subject to obtaining the required license during the probationary period. Those not licensed must furnish the date on which they applied for a license and the jurisdiction involved. No person appointed pending licensure may be retained beyond the probationary period if licensure has not been attained.


    Specialized experience: For the GS-07, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: - Nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure, and sterile techniques and procedures.

    SPECIAL NOTE: Long-term care experience and/or interacting with geriatric patients is highly desired.

    The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

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