The Atlanta VA Health Care System is recruiting for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) for vacancies in the Primary Care Clinic and surrounding Community Outpatient Clinics. The Licensed Practical Nurse is a direct care provider who has the technical proficiency and excellent observation skills necessary for initiating performing, and completing assigned duties in delivering comprehensive practical nurse care to variable patient populations. She/he posses knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on patients' conditions. She/e demonstrates competency in dealing with a high volume of patients with chronic disease ( e.g., hypertension, diabetes, and cardiac and pulmonary disease), as well as acute episodes of illness. Duties include but are not limited to: Demonstrates ability to observe, identify, and respond to the patients' needs for care, including medications, equipment-assisted care and patient/family education. Prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. Demonstrates ability to organize and deliver care recognizing and considering the emotional, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic, and age-related factors. Demonstrates knowledge and ability to recogni2.e urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of the nurse and/or physician, and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed. Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in patient's condition from prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately documenting noted changes and reporting any deviations from normal to the RN. Demonstrates knowledge and skill in performing support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment and monitoring the patient's condition before, during, and following the procedures. Initiates oxygen therapy and assists with the care of a patient on a respirator. Collects data and reports complaints of unscheduled patients to the Charge Nurse and/or Nurse Case Manager or the physician. Serves as a preceptor in orienting, educating, and training less experienced LPNs/L VNs or NAs/HTs related to support duties for these more complex, specialized tests/procedures. Assists with appointment check-in, checkout, and scheduling of patients when assigned to the front desk. Communicates and interacts effectively with patients, family members. coworkers, and staff of other services. Performs other duties as assigned by leadership. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm. May be required to work occasional weekends. Telework: Not available Position Title/Functional Statement #:Licensed Practical Nurse (Primary Care)/PD00000 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.