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This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file until October 21, 2022. A recruitment incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates Serve as the LPN on a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) in Primary Care. Assist with intake of Veterans in preparation for provider visits and maintains clinic flow. Completion of pertinent clinical reminders and preventative health screenings. Documents all data collected and nursing care provided in the Veterans electronic medical record. Reports all relevant patient information to Clinic RN or provider. Prioritizes effectively and manages time productively in the clinical setting. Works effectively with others and communicates in an appropriate, tactful and courteous manner. Attends clinic safety huddles daily. Assist providers with exams/procedures and serves as a chaperone. Perform treatments and procedures such as electrocardiograms, vital signs, weights, blood glucose readings, bladder scans, ear flushes, and compression stockings based on documented competency. Track and administer required immunizations. Administer ordered medications in accordance with Medical Center and Nursing Service policy and monitors for any side effects. Assists with specimen collection and processing for transport. Participate in the management and follow up of patient care needs and requests. Initiate procedure preparations, adapting them to patients physical and emotional needs before, during and after procedures, observing and managing therapeutic or possible complications resulting from the procedure. Knowledgeably initiates and performs nursing measures to prevent complications by recognizing deviations and/or changes in patient's conditions. Recognizes and responds/initiates emergency measures. Responds promptly to emergency situations in the clinic including but not limited to administering CPR. Perform venipuncture and specimen collection and preparing specimens for storage and/or transport after specific training. Demonstrate and apply the use of VA computer system efficiently and safety adhering to facility and VA Policies. Participation in daily PACT team huddles and meetings. Maintains positive and constructive professional working relationship with patients, families, medical staff, volunteers, and co-workers. Additional clinic duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, may include some evenings weekends and holidays. Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: A recruitment incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates 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.