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Licensed Practical Nurse

Health and Human Services

STAUNTON

Licensed Practical Nurse

  • 493582
  • 103 VALLEY CENTER DRIVE PO BOX 2500, STAUNTON, Virginia, United States, 24402-2500
  • Western State Hospital
  • Health and Human Services
  • Full-Time (Salaried)
  • Closing at: Feb 28 2023 at 23:55 EST
  • Dept Behavioral Health/Develop

Title: Licensed Practical Nurse

Hiring Range: $47,142- $65,056 (Salary commensurate with experience)

Agency: Dept Behavioral Health/Develop

Location: Western State Hospital

Agency Website: http://www.wsh.dbhds.virginia.gov/

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

LPN new to state are eligible for sign-on bonus up to $2,500

We seek fresh graduates and experienced individuals as full-time Licensed Practical Nurse professionals to join our team on rotating shifts, with holiday and weekend schedules required. The LPN provides quality nursing care to psychiatric and geriatric patients based on standards of nursing practice and care within the scope of license. Performs skilled patient centered nursing care to individual and groups of patients with complex mental and physical illnesses under the general supervision of a registered nurse.Provides a variety of patient care such as administering medication and treatments, maintaining patient records, promoting health and wellness education, and communicating for continuity of patient care.Ability to communicate effectively to convey necessary information. Ability to observe gauges, dials or other indicator to make sure equipment is working properly.

Licensed Practical Nurses are scheduled to work (2) 12 hour shifts and (2) 8 hour shifts or (5) 8 hour shifts per week and every other weekend.

ROTATING SHIFTS (1st/2nd, 2nd/3rd & 3rd/1st), AS NEEDED

Paid Shift Differential:
1st shift weekend $3.00/hr.
2nd shift weekdays $3.50/hr., and weekend/holidays $3.50/hr.
3rd shift weekdays $2.50/hr, and weekend/holidays $ 4.00/hr.

Western State Hospital may be just the place to practice your profession and contribute to health care. We are a 250 bedded Joint Commission/CMS accredited hospital located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley within 30 minutes of major university towns. We are waiting for the Occupancy certificate for two new units, which will add 56 beds to our capacity.

The hospital is well regarded locally and across the state, has provided consultation or working tours to seven other states regarding our Psychosocial Rehab “Learning” programs, effectively recruits and retains professional staff, and works actively within the hospital and with our community partners to produce good clinical and quality of life outcomes for individuals.

Our strategic philosophy is to provide valued service, to look forward and anticipate challenges and opportunities, to actively educate the public, and to be open and welcoming to the media.

Some benefits of working for Western State Hospital (part of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) within the Commonwealth of Virginia)
- Eligible for Sign on Bonus for Full Time LPN’s
- Career ladder opportunities
- Professional Skills incentive is available to full time candidates
- Offer flexible schedule to maintain balance between personal and professional life.
- 11 different Insurance packages to choose from including health, dental and vision options
- 2 Retirement savings plans to help you start saving for your future
- 24/7 Security
- Shift and Weekend differentials for certain positions
- Sick and personal time off
- Clinical positions loan repayment options
- State employee discount program for products and services that includes; movie tickets, special events, cell phone plans, Kings Dominion as well as other top entertainment and travel products in Virginia and across the country, fitness facilities, vacations, pet services to name a few
- Tuition reimbursement
- 3 weeks of paid dedicated training
- Vacation time
- Paid Life Insurance
- 12 paid Holidays

Minimum Qualifications

- Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Monitoring/Assessing performance of self, other individuals, organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Ability to communicate effectively to convey necessary information.
- Using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
- Ability to watch gauges, dials or other indicators to make sure machine is working properly
- Conducting tests and inspections of products, services or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
- Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Virginia prior to beginning role.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities.
- Experience in psychiatric, healthcare facility, acute care, long-term care or correction setting is preferred.
- Bi-lingual Spanish and English is a plus.

Special Instructions: 

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

The successful applicant must pass a criminal background investigation, drug screening test and employment reference check. The applicant must have the ability to perform at the level of physical demands noted on the Employee Work Profile and the verified ability to perform the essential functions of the position.

Commonwealth’s Alternate Hiring Process: In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx, or call DARS at 800- 552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.

DBHDS is a healthcare organization and must comply with the federal CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care staff Vaccination Regulation which requires all employees to be vaccinated or receive an exemption. Upon acceptance of a job offer, new recruits will be asked to disclose their vaccination status (and for those fully vaccinated, proof of vaccination) during the pre-employment process. New staff who are not vaccinated for any reason or choose not to disclose their vaccination status, will need to request a medical or religious accommodation. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Contact Information:

Name: Moez Nayani

Phone: 540-332-8056

Email: moez.nayani@dbhds.virginia.gov

 

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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