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Licensed Practical Nurse 4, Orting

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Here at the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), we are passionate about our mission of "Serving Those Who Served."  As a national leader in our advocacy for more than 500,000 veterans and their family members, we strive to connect them to earned benefits as well as innovative programs focused on their overall health and wellness.  In addition, we provide critical community services through a variety of programs, and at our four State Veterans Homes located in Orting, Port Orchard, Spokane, and Walla Walla.  These locations provide Medicare and Medicaid nursing home care to honorably discharged veterans, including, in some instances, their spouses, widows, or Gold Star.


We are seeking a positive and professional senior level Licensed Practical Nurse 4 to supervise and evaluate our LPNs and NACs in the care of our residents at the Washington Veteran's Home here in Orting. As a LPN 4, it will be your responsibility to ensure prompt and courteous interactions with residents, their families, visitors, and coworkers that build trust and confidence in the facility. Our Veteran residents are in need of skilled nursing care in their daily living activities, and this is your opportunity to do work within the mission of our agency in the most personal way.


This role will work the following shift: Thursday - Monday 10:00 p.m. - 6:30 a.m. with Tues/Wed Off.

  • Under direction and supervision of a registered nurse, and in accordance with current standards of practice, functions as a responsible member of a health care team.
  • Administers medications and treatments, or monitors self-administered medications of residents.
  • Process physician orders.
  • Plan, implement, and document appropriate discharge planning for residents.
  • Perform basic nursing procedures.
  • Direct, supervise and work as a team with subordinate Licensed Practical Nurses 2, Nursing Assistant Leads, and Nursing Assistants.
  • Reviews Position Descriptions with assigned employees.
  • Completes Performance Development Plans and Evaluations.
  • Occasionally perform duties as Charge Nurse in absence of Registered Nurse 2.
  • And much more!


  • Currently hold a valid LPN license from the State of Washington
  • Two (2) years of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.



  • Skilled nursing home experience

Application Process:  

 The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described below.


Other Information:

  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • Must comply with health screening requirements by undergoing a tuberculosis skin test.
  • Positions requiring travel must have a valid unrestricted driver's license and must be insured if driving a privately owned vehicle on state business.
  • This position is represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).  
  • Candidates who are offered a job with WDVA must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa now or in the future.


Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For further information please contact us at: recruiters@dva.wa.gov.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer

Here at YOUR Washington Department of Veterans Affairs our employees come from all walks of life. We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


 We believe in the importance of recognizing the value each of us contribute to the success of the mission of the agency. Having a diverse workforce is this agency's greatest resource of strength and knowledge. It is through the combination of talents and abilities that we can pursue finding effective measures on how we can provide the best customer service. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone.


 The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 725-2183. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.  


 You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our award-winning diverse and inclusive organization.


 If you have any questions regarding this announcement, program, or the agency please contact Christine Dominguez at recruiters@dva.wa.gov.

Keywords: State of Washington, Olympia , Licensed Practical Nurse 4, Orting, Other , Olympia, Washington

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