This is an external job announcement. Current permanent Dayton VAMC employees, current permanent VA employees from another facility, and current permanent employees from another Federal Agency MUST apply under the INTERNAL announcement, CBSR-11100047-21-LKI. The licensed practical nurse (LPN) is a graduate of an approved school of practical or vocational nursing and is licensed to practice in the United States and/or its territories. The LPN provides nursing care, requiring the application of basic knowledge of the biological, physical, behavioral, social and nursing sciences, to groups and individuals. He/she is under the direction of the registered nurse and has less than 6 months of experience. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: The LPN has demonstrated the knowledge and skills necessary for concentrated effort and self-direction in carrying out the most complex practical nursing care assignments. The LPN has demonstrated skill sufficient to resolve a range of nursing problems. Provides for continuity of care in instructing patients about equipment, laboratory needs, and/or procedures to be performed prior to next visit, and explains to patient and their families/significant others medication instructions and how medicine can affect disease processes. Provides instructions on physical limitations or enhancements of physical activity to promote better outcomes for the patient. Instructs patient on procedures to be performed; e.g., CT scans, Doppler study, ultrasound, etc. Performs assigned technical procedures; e.g., weights, blood pressures, pulse, temperatures, and the like. Checks the AED, glucometer, and reports any problems. Monitors medication refrigerator temperature, reports when out of range. Contributes to PACT huddles and interdisciplinary care team meetings/conferences. Contributes subjective and objective data to the nursing care regime. Initiates IV Therapy (Must have an Ohio of Nursing Intravenous Therapy card or be approved to start IVs through their state licensing authority). Prepares and administers medications, as outlined in policy and procedure manuals. Work schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday) Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Licensed Practical Nurse- Primary Care Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Internal Number: 599846600
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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.