The Licensed Practical Nurse engages in nursing care and practice, maintaining acceptable standards and is directly responsible to the nurse manager. This is an open and continuous announcement. Applicants will be accepted on a ongoing basis and considered as vacancies become available. First applicant list will be sent to hiring manager no later than August 16, 2021. Subsequent applicant lists will be sent upon hiring manager request. Applicants will remain on file until December 31, 2021. The Licensed Practical Nurse provides care to patients with a multiplicity of disease processes within the scope of licensed practical/vocational nurse license and provides for continuity of patient care. As an integral part of Nursing throughout the facility, the incumbent has an impact on the entire VA Medical Center as he/she meets the public, works with other disciplines and service lines, and administers to the needs of the veteran patient. They practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) on the Patient Align Care Team (PACT). The LPN demonstrates independent technical judgment with minimal supervision, as well as maintains a thorough working knowledge of the complex and difficult practices and procedures. He/she possesses the ability to observe more subtle physical and emotional changes in the patients and demonstrates taking appropriate action(s) based on those observations. The LPN accurately and thoroughly documents observations, care delivered and the patient's response to care that could require immediate modification of the patient's care plan Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30AM - 4:00PM Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD619-940, PD619-941, PD619-960, PD619-007, PD619-177, and PD619007 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.