OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans. The Nursing Home Charge LPN is responsible for the evidence-based care of a group of patients as follows: Functions independently as the charge nurse for the shift, responsible for the care provided to the community living center (CLC) Veterans by the other licensed and non-licensed nursing staff during the assigned shift. Assists the RN and other members of the interdisciplinary team (IDT) with providing input in the development of the care plan, based on the Veterans care needs. This includes input into completion of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment at required and various time points. Performs support duties for diagnostic procedures, which include preparing the Veteran and monitoring the Veteran's condition. Assists with discharge planning of Veterans to more appropriate level of care. Coordinates the transfer of Veterans to more appropriate levels of care dependent on acuity needs. Promotes Veteran participation in the therapeutic community by fostering self-reliance and independence. Promotes the values of cultural transformation and Veteran-centered care to nursing staff in the CLC. Actively seeks Veteran choice in care plan participation and goal development. Administers prescribed medications and performs more complex treatments in accordance with hospital policy and procedure and standard operating procedures (SOPs). Work Schedule: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. including holiday and weekend rotations. Telework: Not available.Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Licensed Practical Nurse - Nursing Home/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Physical Requirements: The population of male and female Veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18 to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. Lebanon VA Medical Center is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical and surgical inpatients and outpatients. The incumbent must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential functions of the position without hazard to themselves or others. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, pushing, lifting 45 pounds or more, reaching above the shoulder, frequent pushing medication carts; and use finger and both and hand and legs. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. The incumbent must be able to navigate all areas of the facility, use a keyboard, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when necessary, as well as direct others to perform it, and perform other activities of the position without any restrictions.
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.