Now hiring full time Licensed Practical Nurses for our SCI/D unit. Come take a tour of our state of the art SCI unit. All shifts available, great work -life balance.
The Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders unit is a specialty bed unit at the Syracuse VA Medical Center that provides a full spectrum of care, from rehabilitation of new injuries to chronic medical care of prior spinal cord injuries. Some of the care that patients on the unit may require includes medical education and management, bowel and bladder education and care, wound management, and management of a variety of intravenous access methods such as peripheral lines, central and PICC lines. Common diagnoses seen on the unit are quadriplegia, paraplegia, recent surgeries, new injury rehabilitation and a varied of neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and ALS.
Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Must have a current LPN Nursing License (from any US State/Territory)
Must pass background check
Must pass pre-employment physical
Pay Grade Determinations: GS-3: None beyond the basic requirements. GS-4: Meeting the basic requirements and 6 months of qualifying experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse. GS-5: Meeting the basic requirements and Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent (candidate demonstrates knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. GS-6: Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent (candidate has demonstrated knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patient's conditions; utilizes judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments).
Shift Differential 10%
Weekend Differential 25%
Savings Plan (5%match) 401k
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on years of LPN experience and type of experience.
Internal Number: 1402
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