The Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) is assigned to the VHAPORHCS Specialty Care Clinics, under the Division of Hospital and Specialty Medicine provides outpatient clinical services for the subspecialties such as Medicine, Surgery, and Neurology. The LPN/LVN functions as a team member under the guidance of a Registered Nurse. The incumbent is adaptable and functions with minimal direction with the ability to prioritize and adjust care in response to clinic flow needs. He/she performs patient centered care to Veterans throughout the lifespan, completes clinical reminders and medication reconciliation as clinically indicated, and provides medical assistive care and administration support when needed. The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to observe, identify, and respond to the patient's need for nursing care recognizing deviations from baseline. Nursing activities include but are not limited to medication administration, wound care treatments, home meter downloading, urological procedures, suture and staple removal, capillary blood glucose test, equipment assisted care, electrocardiograms, cast removal, dermatological procedures, and use of safe patient handling equipment. He/she is responsible for patient education and documentation in nursing clinics and medication administration. The incumbent will deploy proactive customer service and active listening and will also engage in rapport building, limit setting, and de-escalation as applicable. The Specialty Care LPN/LVN must demonstrate flexibility and will be expected to work in multiple clinics and areas within duty station and with multiple services as needed to meet patient volume and acuity demands. Other duties include, but are not limited to: demonstrates the ability to serve as a responsible member of the nursing team and interact in an appropriate manner with patients, family members, professional and other supportive personnel involved in the delivery of patient care, incorporating acceptable, established customer service standards into practice. has the knowledge and skill sufficient to prepare, administer, and appropriately document actions taken specific to commonly prescribed oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and/or intravenous medications as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures. Observation and documentation will include patient's response to medication administered and the reporting of any noted change in patient's condition to RN or MD/DO. knowledge and ability to recognize the need for and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seek the assistance of the RN or MD/DO, and assist in resuscitation procedures in cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest. recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action. completes work is under the general supervision of an RN or MD/DO. Individuals at this grade level are expected to have a broad working knowledge of practical nursing procedures. However, completion of more complex practices or procedures may be subject to closer higher-level review. Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 7:30AM-4:00P 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.