This position is for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for the Mental Health Clinic at the Salem VA Medical Center. Duties and responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to the following: Performs procedures, collections, treatments, and assistance while monitoring and observing the patient, under the supervision of the RN. Provides patient care in compliance with the policy and procedure and standards set forth by the Medical Center. Works in collaboration with the Registered Nurse (RN) and/or the Health Care Provider (HCP). Prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intravenous). Performs treatments according to established policies and procedures. Observes for physical and/or cognitive changes in patient condition from prescribed medication, treatments, promptly and accurately documenting noted changes, and reporting deviations from the normal to the RN or HCP. Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO, and initiates appropriate emergency interventions as directed. Provides full range of LPN/LVN care to patients with a variety of medical, physical and psychological needs. Possesses the knowledge and skill to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative interdisciplinary practice setting. This will enable effective implementation of health promotion and prevention practices, management of acute and chronic illnesses and attainment of optimal level of functioning and support of the Veteran and significant others. Demonstrates adherence to VA and Nursing policies/procedures/SOP's and maintains competencies consistent with the responsibilities. Participates in either unit or hospital quality improvement measures or unit projects. Assists the RN and other staff to identify and address the Veterans needs and take appropriate action. Accurately and timely documents observations and information related to patient care and patient education in CPRS or on approved Medical Center form. Works with the RN and/or HCP to appropriately orient/train less experienced LPN/LVN and or Nursing Assistants. Work Schedule: 8AN - 4:30PM Monday - Friday, with possible weekend coverage Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Practical Nurse/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.