MEDCOM

Practical Nurse

US-MD-FT. MEADE
Job ID
2016-3760
Category
Medical
Salary Range
Competitive
Recruitment Bonus
No
Relocation Assistance
No
Student Loan Repayment
Negotiable

Overview

Fort Meade is conveniently located between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. The installation lies approximately five miles east of Interstate 95 and one-half mile east of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, between Maryland State routes 175 and 198. Fort Meade is located near the communities of Odenton, Laurel, Columbia and Jessup. With approximately 52,000 employees, Fort Meade is Maryland’s largest employer and is the third-largest workforce of any Army installation in the U.S.

 

http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/pages/about/about.html

 

http://kacc.nrmc.amedd.army.mil/SitePages/Home.aspx

 

 

 

Responsibilities

As a Practical Nurse, you will perform duties such as:

  • Obtain information from patient and/or family in order to identify major complaints, symptoms, or reason for seeking healthcare.
  • Provide individualized nursing care to patients of all ages based upon the physician's medical care plan, nursing assessment, and the physical, mental, emotional needs of the patient.
  • Review immunization records in order to determine required immunizations, correct dosages, and routes of administration.
  • Administer oral, intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular immunizations to patients of all ages.
  • Instruct parents/guardians regarding normal verses adverse reactions to immunizations and treatment.
  • Perform both administrative and logistical tasks as a member of the healthcare team for the clinic by contributing to maintaining the environment and resources to deliver healthcare.

Qualifications

US Citizen

 

At least one year experience working as an LPN:

 

Nursing Experience is defined as: providing nursing care to patients, collecting specimens for lab analysis, such as drawing blood, swabbing throats, needle sticks, and eye/throat/nasal and wound cultures; administering medications or immunizations to patients, and performing patient procedures or treatments, such as electrocardiograms, wound re-dressing, ear irrigations, finger stick glucose, urine dipsticks, insertion and removal of catheters, visual acuity tests, and phlebotomies. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

 

May include shift work or on-call duties (evenings, weekends, holidays).

 

A current license to practice as a practical/vocational nurse in a State or territory of the United States or District of Columbia.

 

All Health Care Providers must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification. Current Advanced Life Support of other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.

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