The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for a Licensed Practical Nurse for the Warren VA Clinic for Specialty Care. The Licensed Practical Nurse will function in Community Outpatient Services. The Licensed Practical Nurse provides direct patient care and functions under the guidance of the Registered Nurse, Physician or Licensed Independent Provider in the delivery of basic nursing care through collaboration, communication, and coordination of resources at Community Based Outpatient Care (CBOC) clinics. Other duties include but not limited to: Provides nursing care for adults with population specific needs by incorporating pertinent physical, psychosocial and cultural needs into the patient plan of care. Possesses the knowledge and skill necessary to perform a variety of specialized clinic procedures such as preliminary examination and evaluation of podiatric patients, callus/ingrown debridement, elongated or fungal toenail with or without cautery under supervision of the Podiatrist. Prepares patients for podiatric work-up, x-rays, laboratory or other requests as required. Performs foot exams (PACT), cuts nails, dressing changes, and ulna boots in addition; will properly fit compression hose, diabetic shoes and foot prosthetics. Trained to measure properly for wheelchairs, walkers, and rollators. Assists Podiatrist in wound care and skin grafts clinics. Orders/stock supplies and stocks/processes clinic procedure instruments. Accurately prepares and administers medications; properly performs treatments and procedures. Collaborates with the Podiatrist, RN Care Manager and other healthcare providers to establish priorities for patient care. Functions independently with minimal supervision depending upon grade and skill. Demonstrates the ability to vary the order and sequence of assigned procedures based on the patients' condition. Recognizes signs and symptoms of medical and behavioral emergencies and responds appropriately. Responds promptly to patient requests for assistance. Knowledgeable of accrediting bodies' and National Patient Safety Goals. Knowledge of life safety, fire, and occupational regulations; responds to environmental, medical and psychiatric emergencies appropriately. Knowledgeable of infection control practices. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 07:30 AM-04:00 PM or 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM; based on clinic needs. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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