The Temporary, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is directly responsible to the Registered Nurse and/or preceptor for providing direct care within his/her scope of practice. This position is an essential need within the Community Living Center (CLC) to meet the needs of the residents. The CLC supports veterans for rehabilitation, hospice, and continuing care needs. The Licensed Practical Nurse: Completes medication passes, observations of residents, restorative care for residents, and data collection. Provides data for the assessment under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN). Recognizes population-specific resident needs and will apply his/her knowledge in delivering care. Possesses the knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patients' condition. Recognizes and considers emotional, cultural, spiritual, socioeconomic, and age-related factors while delivering care. Performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. Initiates appropriate emergency interventions. Possesses the knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient motivations and reactions to situations. Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to elicit feelings and attitudes. Fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery. Possesses knowledge and skills in performing support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized procedures. Prepares and handles specialized instruments or other specialized equipment. Observes patients for physical and/or emotional changes in patient's condition from prescribed medications/treatments. Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills. Shares new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice. Provides input into the interdisciplinary planning of care with development of resident-centered goals/outcomes and with a rehabilitative/restorative/support focus. Observes the resident's condition and progress toward the plan of care, reports unexpected changes to the appropriate team members in a timely manner, and documents appropriately. Implements the plan of care with focus to prevent deterioration, achieve and maintain optimal levels of function/independence, and promote comfort. Provides rehabilitative/restorative/supportive nursing care daily, which is directed toward measures to prevent deterioration, to achieve or maintain optimal levels of function, independence, and comfort. Observes, identifies, and responds to patient's needs for care including medication, equipment-assisted care, and patient/family education. This position is not to exceed 12/31/2021 but could be made permanent without further competition. Pay Schedule: V744 Work Schedule: 80 Hours per pay period, Day Rotation Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599641000
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.