The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) serves as a member of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) and demonstrates the knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to veterans with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems under the supervision of the registered nurse. The Licensed Practical Nurse is located in the Lake City VA Medical Center. The incumbent supports the Primary Care Clinic, Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model. The duties of the position are: Focuses on clinic visits, and exams Uses motivational interviewing and health coaching to guide patients Reviews future and daily schedules for patient care needs May provide medication list for patient review Performs vital signs and treatments Assists providers with exams/procedures Completes appropriate clinical reminders Administers/tracks immunizations Tracks, prepares and administers medications Completes orders per provider or protocol Maintains adherence of daily schedule Facilitates visit closure by confirming required patient education and orders have been processed/completed Initiates Pre-visit contacts Observes, records, and reports patient's response or changes in patient's condition Promptly recognizes and responds to urgent or emergent situations Assists with orientation: PACT patient orientation and new staff/affiliate orientation Coordinates group visits Checks daily equipment/supplies and restock Places orders and consults per clinical reminders and PACT Nurse Protocols Obtains labs Responds to Patient calls/messages and/or alerts Completes primary care discharge phone calls ,per clinic policy Monitors PACT metrics for team Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.