Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) position is located within the Primary Care Service at the Dayton VA Medical Center. The LPN provides nursing care, requiring the application of basic knowledge of the biological, physical, behavioral, social and nursing sciences, to groups and individuals. Duties include but are not limited to: Performs assigned technical procedures; e.g., weights, blood pressures, pulse, temperatures, and the like. Prepares and administers medications, as outlined in policy and procedure manuals. Assists with diagnostic or therapeutic procedures done in the clinic. Completes ALL clinical reminders assigned to LPNs during pre-visit check-in with Veteran and alerts PCP to any abnormal findings. Participates in the admission, transfer or discharge of the patient. Provides for the safety and comfort of the patient. Practices universal precautions. Provides for continuity of care in instructing patients about equipment, laboratory needs, and/or procedures to be performed prior to next visit, and explains to patient and their families/significant others medication instructions and how medicine can affect disease processes. Provides instructions on physical limitations or enhancements of physical activity to promote better outcomes for the patient. Instructs patient on procedures to be performed; e.g., CT scans, Doppler study, ultrasound, etc. Contributes to PACT huddles and interdisciplinary care team meetings/conferences. Contributes subjective and objective data to the nursing care regime. Work schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday - Friday Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Licensed Practical Nurse - Primary Care Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
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.