The incumbent practices as a Licensed Practical Nurse on the Patient Align Care Team (PACT). This is an open 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 on February 18, 2021. Subsequent applicant lists will be sent upon hiring manager request. Applicants will remain on file until September 30, 2021. Duties include but not limited to the contribution and provision of optimum nursing care in accordance with the overall plan of Nursing Service under the supervision of the professional nurse by carrying out the following activities: Provides Person-Centered nursing care to Veterans with a variety of medical, physical, emotional and/or behavioral problems. Work as a core team member for a panel of patients and is responsible for plan of action in carrying out patient care assignments. Uses judgment in selecting the most appropriate application of procedures and guidelines. Reports and records current observations such as patients' physical condition, emotional response and results of procedures; observe skin conditions, variation in vital signs, personal habits of patients, and listen for clues to patients' reaction to illness and treatment. Assist RN in completion of assessments and participates in collecting relevant information to assist the (MD/PA/CRNP/RN) in completion of a comprehensive suicide risk assessment. Records all pertinent occurrences, using SOAPIE Format for documentation of reports and findings, transcribes orders and prepares emergency lab, EKG and X-ray request; via CPRS/DHCP/GUI. Recognizes the need for and initiates emergency measures in life threatening situations. Assists in cardiac monitoring/resuscitation procedures during cardiac/respiratory arrests and with the choking victim. Promotes through education, verbal prompting and coaching personal hygiene, to include oral and foot care, and is capable performing following nursing procedures; lifting, turning and positioning patients, utilizing proper body mechanics and lifting devices, applying dressing and treatment to wounds, administering and recording responses to special procedures when applicable and conducts educational groups. Assists physician, nurse practitioner or registered nurse with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, e.g., by setting up tray of instruments to be used in examination. Maintains and renders safe use by proper disinfection and sterilization practices patient care equipment and adheres to general principles of equipment and supply transport. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts, extended hours 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.