Licensed Practical Nurse (Home Based Primary Care)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Mansfield, Ohio
Internal Number: 630124800
The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for an Licensed Practical Nurse. The Licensed Practical Nurse will function within Home Based Primary Care at the Mansfield VA Clinic within Community Outpatient Service. Makes 4-5 independent home visits to veterans with complex medical and psychosocial conditions each day. Frequent driving up to distances of 100 plus miles a day. Provides direct nursing care and education to patients based on the individualized plan of care initiated by the RN Case Manager. Accurately prepares and administers medications and properly performs treatments and procedures as ordered or per protocol. Collaborates with the RN Case Manager and Interdisciplinary team to establish priorities for patient care and contributes to the plan of care. Functions independently with minimal supervision. Demonstrates the ability to vary the order and sequence of assigned patients depending on patients' needs. Recognizes signs and symptoms of medical and behavioral emergencies and responds appropriately. . Competent in using equipment and in technical procedures such as: blood pressure assessment, CoaguChek meters, pulse oximetry, Foley catheter insertion, suprapubic catheter insertion, nephrostomy tube care, wound care and venipuncture. Participates in committees/task forces, research projects or education projects to contribute to the improvement of nursing care delivery within HBPC. Utilizes approved HBPC Protocols and Policies to facilitate autonomy in providing care. Knowledgeable of HBPC safety and emergency preparedness policies. Responds appropriately to environmental emergencies and emergencies in the home. Knowledge of infection control practices and wears personal protective equipment. Maintains professional appearance per medical center dress code, and presents with professional disposition while providing care and interaction with patient and families Completes all mandatory Talent Management System (TMS) training and CPR training by due date. Participates in staff in-services and meetings to promote communication, education and knowledge among staff. Knowledgeable of Ohio law regarding nursing practice, accrediting bodies' and national patient safety goals. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Licensed Practical Nurse (Home Based Primary Care)/PD81624A 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.