The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is directly responsible to the Registered Nurse and/or preceptor for providing direct care within his/her scope of practice. The LPN position is an essential need within the Community Living Center (CLC). The CLC supports veterans for rehabilitation, hospice, and continuing care needs. The Licensed Practical Nurse (CLC): Carries out patient care duties, including assignments in selected inpatient and/or outpatient care settings. Performs and completes assigned duties providing care to variable patient populations. Observes, identifies, and responds to patient's needs for care including medication, equipment-assisted care, patient/family education in planning, organizing, and delivering care. Recognizes and considers emotional, cultural, spiritual, socioeconomic, and age-related factors. Prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intra-muscular and/or intravenous) and other routes. Performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in the patient's condition from prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately documents noted changes, and reports any deviations from normal to Registered Nurse, and/or preceptor, or MD. Recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations, notifies the Registered Nurse, and/or preceptor, and/or physician provider, and initiates appropriate emergency interventions. Performs support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized procedures. Observes residents, restorative care for residents, and data collection for LTC standards. Provides data for the assessment under the direction of the Registered Nurse. Provides input into the interdisciplinary planning of care with development of resident-centered goals and outcomes with a rehabilitative/restorative/support focus. Implements the plan of care with focus to prevent deterioration, achieve and maintain optimal levels of function/independence, and promote comfort. Provides rehabilitative/restorative/supportive nursing care daily. Recognizes population-specific resident needs and will apply his/her knowledge in delivering care. Pay Schedule: V744 Work Schedule: 80 Hours per pay period, Various TOD 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.