Kansas State Employment Center

Job Description

Job Title:   Licensed Practical Nurse

County:   Ford

Req. No:   187871

Agency Name:   Veterans Commission

Posting Type:   External  --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type

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Job Description:

The Kansas Soldiers’ Home at Fort Dodge is looking for a dependable individual to work as a LPN on the third shift in our long-term care unit.  Our residents are looking for someone who is friendly, has a caring heart and attitude and someone they can count on to be at work as scheduled and wants to be a part of the well-being of our Veterans

We offer an excellent benefits package to include paid time off, health / dental / prescription and vision coverage; paid life insurance; KPERS retirement and more.  Our full benefits brochure is located on our web page at http://www.kcva.ks.gov.

Shift will be:   3rd shift 10:00pm – 6:30am

As a 3rd Shift  LPN, you will:
•    Administer medications and treatments, completing required documentation.
•    Complete required document in resident and medical chart, report to RN supervisor as needed.
•    Assess needs of residents, monitor response and document.
•    Answer call lights and provide assistance.
•    Monitor performance of a small group of CNA
•    Serve as charge nurse of a specific unit during shift
•    Check residents to assure their safety, cleanliness, and comfort.

Key Requirements:
•    Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the state of Kansas
•    You must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply for this position
•    You must submit your complete application and all supporting documents by the closing date of the announcement (See “How to Apply” Section)
•    Must successfully pass background check as required by K.S.A. 39-970
•    All employees (post employment offer) at the Kansas Veterans’ Home are subject to the   following regulation: K.A.R. 1-9-19(a) Drug screening test for certain employees requires (a) Any employee holding one of the following positions may be required to submit to a drug screening test in accordance with K.S.A. 75-4362, and amendments thereto, based upon reasonable suspicion of illegal drug use by that employee:.(5) any employee of a state veteran’s home operated by the Kansas Commission on Veteran Affairs, as described in K.S.A. 76-1901 et. seq., and K.S.A. 76-1951 et seq., and amendments thereto.

Minimum Requirements:

Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the state of Kansas and six months experience in practical nursing.
Performance Standards:
To be successful, the expectation is that a candidate will be able to competently perform the routine tasks of the position with limited supervision by the end of the probation period.  Ability to attend work regularly as scheduled.
Skills and Abilities:  Ability to: 1) report to work as scheduled and remain on duty, 2) understand and follow verbal and written instructions; read and comprehend written materials to include rules, regulations and procedures, 3)establish and maintain effective working relationships, 4) communicate effectively  both verbally and in writing, and 5) maintain appropriate professional boundaries with residents.
The application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS.
STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/register-personal-data
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply
STEP 3: Submit your online application to the Veterans’ Commission as designated on this job announcement.
STEP 4: Submit additional required documents to the specific recruiter designated on this job announcement.
A Tax Clearance Certificate is required for all applicants. Obtain your certificate by following the instructions at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html
Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents to the designated recruiter.
Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
Required Documents:
•    Online State of Kansas Application form (send to Veterans Commission)
•    Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate, (resume and cover letter optional)
o    (send to kcvajobs@gmail.com)
KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. Applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Recruiter Contact Information:
Name: Terri Scharth
Phone: 620-227-2121 ext 169
FAX: 620-408-9242
Email: kcvao.jobs@ks.gov
Agency Information:
Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs Office
How You Will Be Evaluated:
Once you complete and submit your application materials, your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements. Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred competencies and criteria for the position.
What To Expect Next:
After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete. You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.
Veterans Preference' Eligible (VPE):
Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum qualifications and competency factors of the position. The veterans’ preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager. Additional VPE information can be found at http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/veterans.htm
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.
The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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