The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is a direct-care provider who has the technical proficiency and observation skills necessary for initiating, performing, and completing assigned duties in delivering comprehensive practical nursing care to variable patient populations. The LVN is a member of the Patient Aligned Care Ream (PACT) (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manger and Patient Support Technician) and Expanded Team (family/caregiver) involved in providing care to the patient. This is an open and continuous announcement, names will be referred to the service every two weeks after the initial cut off date of November 5, 2021, until the position is filled or this announcement closes. The incumbent demonstrates the ability to balance many competing demands and sets priorities effectively, while supporting multiple providers. Has the knowledge and ability to appropriately carry-out assigned patient care based on patients' conditions. Demonstrates competency in dealing with a high volume of patients with chronic disease (e.g., Hypertension, Diabetes, Cardiac and Pulmonary Disease), as well as acute episodes of illness. Completed work requires a general review by Registered Nurse for appropriateness and conformity with established policies and procedures. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Utilizes judgement in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments Provides care utilizing Systems Redesign principles such as Patient Aligned Care Team Model. Initiates and participates in preventive health screening and instruction(e.g., diet and exercise, alcohol abuse, smoking cessation, immunizations, etc.) for ambulatory care patients. Initiates completion of the Health Habits Screening, Clinical Reminders, and encounters as indicated Observes, identifies, and responds to patients' needs for care, including medication and equipment- assisted care, and recognized deviations from normal. Screens phone calls and messages from patients for appointments, coordinates group visits, and identifies additional services needed by Veteran/ Family. Fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery. Recognizes and promptly reports suspected patient abuse. Observes, identifies, and responds to patient/ family's education needs, and teaches in accordance with current clinical practice standards. Participates in research under direction of RN, when assigned Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required **Below is the breakdown for the salary range for each location: Modesto: $41, 717- $73, 280 per annum Livermore: $47,409 - $85,920 per annum San Jose: $47,209 - $85,920 per annum Fremont: $47,209 - $85,920 per annum Monterey: $47,209 - $85,920 per annum Stockton: $43,008 - $78,274 per annum
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.