The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a member of the Primary Care Specialty Team. This team member, with assistance will support the clinical needs of Veterans seen in the Community-Based Outpatient Specialty Clinic setting in the delivery of quality nursing care. The Licensed Practical Nurse will work under the direction of the Registered Nurse in charge and will report to the Nurse Manager. The Licensed Practical Nurse will work toward attaining knowledge and skills to carry out tasks of non-complex practical nursing care assignments. The LPN is one who engages in nursing care and practice. The major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Accountable for ensuring that the care they provide is safe and complies with medical center policies and procedures Perform non-standard and generalized practical nursing activities Collect objective measurements reflective of a patient's health status Identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her population-specific needs Adhere to Medical Center and Service level policies and procedures to provide the care needed Demonstrate active collaboration and communication as a member of a larger healthcare team which includes the Patient, Provider, RN and Clinical Support Technician Implement the PACT principles and is proactive at instituting care for a wide variety of patients of varying ages and states of health Collect health assessment data as part of patient screening, planning, and implementing Perform support duties which may include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and monitoring the patient's condition before, during, and following a procedure Identifying and responding to the patient's needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care, patient/family education and oral/written documentation in accordance with policy, procedures and guidelines. Responsibility for adhering to all Standards of Nursing Practice, and for managing supplies and equipment Promote teamwork among co-workers and other health care personnel Complete all mandatory annual review programs and attend all unit-based staff meetings Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Practical Nurse - Primary Care/PDFS10603F Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.
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.