Licensed Practical Nurse (Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) PACT Float)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Gaylord, Michigan
Internal Number: 630221100
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 This is an external job announcement. Current permanent Aleda E. Lutz employees, current permanent VA employees from another facility, and current permanent employees from another Federal Agency MUST apply under announcment number CBSR-11347266-22-AR. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides clinical care including lab services at a Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) under the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw, Michigan. The LPN provides a wide range of clinical services to the veteran that demonstrates complex technical judgment under direct supervision of a registered nurse or Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP). The LPN utilizes basic nursing skills and techniques, of varying degrees of complexity, in a general care setting, to provide personal and general nursing care to adult patients, aged 18-85 and older, who require treatment for common medical conditions. The PACT Float LPN may be assigned primary care and lab duties at multiple CBOC locations including completing direct patient care and lab duties such as specimen collections and processing. In addition, the PACT Float LPN may be assigned to primary care duties using utilize Clinical Video Telehealth equipment to facilitate primary care remote visits. The LPN participates in data collection, implementation, and evaluation of care for all ages of patients treated. In care of the elderly, planning and implementation is aimed at providing care to support and reduce the effects of the aging process, health maintenance and promotion, minimizing adverse effects of drugs, and maintenance of optimal psychosocial functioning, including assisting with the management of confusion and disorientation. The Primary Care LPN will not be assigned to a specific Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) and will cover primary care and lab duties at the CBOCs requiring the incumbent to drive in a government vehicle. Duties include but are not limited to: Performs all the functions of the LPN, and in addition, carries out more specialized patient care duties, while functioning within the scope of practice. The LPN completes nursing tasks independently with minimal need for direct oversight via RN or LIP. Collects and processes lab specimens per LIP and/or nursing standing orders; Correctly accessions, labels and processes specimens for shipping; Performs phlebotomy, lab specimen collection, processing and packing following DOT requirements for safe quality specimen transfer Collects and processes lab specimens per LIP and/or nursing standing orders. Administers medication accurately and promptly under the general supervision of a registered nurse or LIP. Demonstrates understanding of the effects and/or reactions caused by medications, treatments, and procedures. Records and reports these observations. Performs basic physiological measures as ordered and PRN (e.g., temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, pain, diabetic foot screen, height/weight, pulse oximetry, doppler). Demonstrates ability to make astute observations and thoroughly documents care and patient response. Assists the RN in evaluating changes in patient condition. Work Schedule: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM or 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday) Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Licensed Practical Nurse (Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) PACT Float)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Eve Harper, Eve.Harper@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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.