The Lee County Healthcare Center is recruiting for one (1) LPN at their location. LPNs in Primary Care use a care model known as Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), delivering care to Veterans in the Bay Pines VA and its affiliated Community Based Outpatient Clinics. LPNs have the skills, knowledge, and determination for self-direction and concentrated effort to carry out complex practical nursing care assignments with patients ranging in age from young adulthood to the most senior years. Provides direct nursing care to patients in a variety of healthcare settings, including but not limited to the inpatient arena, primary care, specialty care, community living center, ambulatory specialty care, hospice and mental and behavioral health. Documents care provided observations and responses on appropriate tools or forms, observing changes in patient's condition. Takes vital signs, height and weight, and records in CPRS according to policy and procedure. Identifies, reports, and documents medication errors/discrepancies, reactions and side effects immediately according to policy and procedure. Provides patient education for common disease processes, medications, and treatment regimes. Promotes performance improvement initiatives, identifies problems, collects data, and supports change. Maintains stock levels of supplies and medications. Medication administration including vaccinations Assists with clinic COVID-19 duties including COVID screening and COVID swabs of symptomatic/asymptomatic patients. FIT testing required Other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Extended hours Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 730-4; Wednesdays 9-530 for a total of 40 hours. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 8 hours); Pushing (8 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 8 hours); standing (up to 8 hours); Kneeling; Repeated bending (up to 8 hours); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other.
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.