This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Positions are located in the Community Living Centers (CLCs) at the Northport VAMC. North Fork and South Fork (CLC 1 & CLC 2) The North Fork and South Fork are long term care geriatric units. These Veterans have multiple co-morbidities and require assistance with activities of daily living. The Island (CLC 3) The Island has a geriatric psych population and is a locked unit. These Veterans have multiple co-morbidities and require assistance with activities of daily living. The Lighthouse (CLC4) The lighthouse has a mixed population. Veteran's that need sub-acute rehabilitation services in addition to Veteran's that are receiving palliative (end of life) care. These Veterans have multiple co-morbidities and require assistance with activities of daily living. LPN duties include, but are not limited to: Accountable for adhering to established policies, procedures, standards of care and standards of practice, and for maintaining competencies consistent with role and responsibilities. Works under the supervision of the registered nurse who provides guidance and direction. Daily assignments are prepared by the registered nurse and reviewed with the licensed practical nurse. Documents in the medical record and reports observations and findings to the registered nurse and if appropriate, to the physician. Utilizes therapeutic communication with Veterans, families and other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. Assumes responsibility and accountability for individual nursing judgments and actions and acts as a patient advocate. Administers medications as ordered. Please Note: Multiple Selections may be made from this announcement. This announcement may be used to fill vacancies in areas such as Long Term Care, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Primary Care, Specialty Outpatient, Medical/Surgery, and/or others. Selections may be used to fill vacancies that arise for various tours and work schedules, as the need arises. Work Schedule: Multiple Tours of Duty. Shifts may require rotation to other tours as applicable such as weekends, evenings, nights, and holidays. Day Tour: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Evening Tour: 3:30 PM - 12:00 AM Night Tour: 11:30 PM - 8:00 AM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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