The LPN in Acute & Long Term Care Service demonstrates active collaboration and communication with Interdisciplinary Team (patient/resident and providers) and Expanded Team (family/caregiver, internal and community based services involved in providing care to the patients/residents). Duties include but are not limited to: a. Knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients/residents with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. b. Observes, identifies, and responds to the patients/residents needs for nursing, medication, and equipment assisted care and recognizes deviations from normal. c. Knowledge and skill sufficient to prepare, administer, and appropriately document actions taken specific to commonly prescribed oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and/or IV medications as permitted by approved local facility policies protocols, and procedures. d. Knowledge and ability to recognize need for and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seek assistance of the RN or MD/DO, and assist in resuscitation procedures in a cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest. e. Recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage and malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action. f. Completed work is under the general supervision of an RN or MD/DO. Individuals at this grade level are expected to have abroad working knowledge of practical nursing procedures. g. Responsible for delivering patient/resident care in a variety of settings. h. Utilizes a Veteran-Centered Care approach to gain an understanding of the Veterans needs and desires. i. Member of the core team and may collaborate with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patient's/resident's needs. The LPN performs health education and basic health coaching to promote patient-driven goal setting and patient/resident activation for self-care and self-management. j. Advocates for patients/residents, is a team member who promotes his/her own professional growth, development and practice. The LPN maintains flexibility in order to manage additional duties as assigned. k. Responsible for demonstrating the knowledge and practice of providing nursing care based on the four l. Maintains confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal information. m. Performs, reports, and records assigned nursing care including, but not limited to: policy orders, orders in suspense, protocols, completion of clinical reminders, appropriate consults and alerts as indicated. n. Observes and provides care for patients/residents through the implementation of assigned interventions. These interventions are targeted toward maximizing self-care management abilities. Work Schedule: Day/evening rotation, holidays and weekends included Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.