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The primary care outpatient clinics provide services in the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model. The Licensed Practical Nurse - Tomah Outpatient Podiatry functions within the PACT and Specialty Care Teams at the Tomah VAMC. Duties include: - Assist with intake of Veterans in preparation for provider visits. - Assist providers with exams/procedures. - Perform treatments and procedures such as electrocardiograms, vital signs, blood glucose readings, bladder scans, ear flushes, and ankle brachial indexes. - Tracking and administering of required immunizations. - Administering ordered medications. - Providing ordered wound care. - Completion of pertinent clinical reminders. - Assist in message management with PACT team using the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 12 Message Manager System. - Participate in the management of telephone messages related to the teams. - Participation and coordination of group visits. - Identification of additional services needed by Veterans and their families. - Participation in daily huddles and team meetings. - Provide guidance to Veterans who are new to the clinic services. - Assist with Veteran and family education. - Provide unit-based support through equipment and supply monitoring within the work area. - Work with team members to obtain medical records from non-VA facilities. - Provide back-up support to lab services at the Community Based Outreach Clinics (CBOCs). - Provide other support as needed for the PACT team within the scope of practice for an LPN. - Assist with Monthly Audits (Chart, Duress, Out of date supplies, etc.) Preferred Experience: 2-3 years medical/surgical, outpatient, podiatry, home care experience. Critical thinking and demonstrated effective communication. Ability to work as a member of a cohesive interdisciplinary team. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 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.