VA Connecticut Healthcare System is seeking a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The position is part of the Primary Care Department. The position is located at our Willimantic Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). Duties include but are not limited to: Recognizes and quickly responds to emergency situations and makes appropriate and timely interventions; Performs support duties for diagnostic procedures which may include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and passing instruments and monitoring the patient's condition; Identifies and contributes to the learning and cultural needs of patients which may be influenced by differences in social, religious customs and dietary habits; Communicates and identifies anticipated patient care problems or problems which may impede the patient care; Assumes accountability for the quality of nursing care by adhering to medical center administrative, personnel and clinical policies; and Performs diagnostic tests such as 12 lead EKGs. Accurately monitors, reports and records vital signs, i.e. temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, weights, major pulse point, peripheral circulatory checks, and neurological checks. Observes and reports on patient's status and records objective and subjective data in the patient's record; Identifies patients at "high risk" for suicide, falls, assaultive behavior and implements protective safety measures following policies and procedures; and Assumes accountability for the quality of nursing care by adhering to Medical Center Administrative Personnel and Clinical Policies. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday with occasional weekends/ 8:00am-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.