Licensed Practical Nurse

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$49,380.03 - $82,299.15 Annually
Posted
Jun 12, 2021
Closes
Jun 26, 2021
Ref
21-01145
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works as part of the Supportive Community Residential Services Division, which is seeking qualified applicants for two positions; one in Alexandria, Virginia and one in Reston, Virginia. Both of these positions are in supervised residential settings. Licensed Practical Nurse with current license is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be computer literate, able to drive personal vehicle to various program sites, and be comfortable working with clients in community based residential treatment sites for seriously mentally ill adults, many with co-occurring substance use disorders and medical issues. Candidate will collaborate with mental health supervisors, mental health therapists, mental health counselors, and other support staff in the provision of services. This position is also responsible for monitoring the physical health of the residents and partnering with primary care physicians and psychiatrists to coordinate care. This position supports evidence based and best practices in the treatment component in addition to health and wellness education. Supervision is provided by off-site RN and on-site clinical program supervisor.

This position includes a signing bonus of $2,000 (full-time) or $1,000 (part-time).

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Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Provides nursing services to individuals and/or families in clinics, ambulatory care centers, offices, or community settings;
  • Administers medications and performs treatments;
  • Performs appropriate height, weight, and head circumference measurements;
  • Performs Snellen (eye chart), Ishihara vision (color), and audio(hearing) testing;
  • Administers immunizations under the supervision of a licensed medical practitioner or registered
  • professional nurse;
  • Solicits contraindications and medical history prior to each injection;
  • Assists in pharmacy organization;
  • Performs necessary laboratory tests and/or specimen collections per agency protocol (e.g., venipuncture; finger, foot, and heel stick; blood pressure checks; and urine testing);
  • Records and reports testing and specimen collection findings;
  • Prepares lab specimens collected for shipment to other labs;
  • Maintains a neat clinic area, assuring supply room is properly stocked and organized and that equipment is cleaned, sterilized and maintained in good working order.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of practical nursing skills gained through an accredited practical nursing program;
  • Skill in performing technical nursing procedures (e.g., injections, venipuncture, blood pressure screening);
  • Ability to identify questionable test findings;
  • Ability to perform CPR or perform emergency treatment for life-threatening conditions;
  • Ability to elicit sufficient pertinent medical information from a client and record a medical history that is complete and accurate;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients and staff members.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited Practical Nursing program; plus two years of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Possession of current license or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Valid motor vehicle driver's license.
  • MANDT (within 3 months of hire)
  • CPR/First Aid (within 3 months of hire)
Some positions within this classification will require additional certifications and licenses, as defined by the position description and posted in job announcements.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, a driving record check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter.

Additional Work Schedule Requirements: This position works a shift schedule which may include some evening hours. This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Practical experience working in behavioral health and other health care settings.
  • Experience with service delivery to individuals with mental health, substance abuse, or developmental disabilities.
  • Ability to work independently and a part of a team.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be capable of providing nursing care and assistance including physically assisting large adults in hygiene. Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, cook, shop, drive and write as needed; use key-board to enter data in electronic health record and review data on computer monitor; take vital signs (blood pressure, weight, abdominal girth, temperature, pulse, blood sugar finger sticks )and administer intramuscular injections and TB tests. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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