This announcement is for the Licensed Practical Nurse position in the Mental Health Service at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC. The Homeless PACT Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), GS-7 performs more complex nursing assignments within their setting. The LPN work is of considerable difficulty and responsibility is performed under general supervision. Individuals in these positions are to a considerable extent, expected to exercise independent technical judgments and to possess and apply a comprehensive working knowledge of the principles, art, and science of practical nursing. The LPN is responsible for goals and interventions that promote Veterans in attaining maximum functional and mental health potential. This is accomplished through, but not limited to, modalities such as patient education, triage, outpatient preventive care reminders, chart review, injections, obtaining lab work, and maintaining environment of care and safety procedures. The major functions and responsibilities include but not limited to: Possess the knowledge and skills to carry out more specialized patient care activities by using Veteran care data to initiate active contributions to the Veteran's overall health plan Utilize knowledge of program regulations to carry out objectives of the nursing program Work in collaboration with the Registered Nurse (RN), and or Health Care Provider (HCP). Prepare and administer prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, Intramuscular, and/or intravenous) and perform treatments according to established policies/procedures Take appropriate actions based upon communications, observations, Veteran care reports, provider/staff discussion Assist other staff in order to prioritize the overall Veteran care needs and adjusts the plan of care as needed Report and record significant Veteran information received from other team members and is able to analyze and implement modifications based on these reports Encourage and communicate with challenging psychological and physical behaviors to promote optional functioning Work independently without the need for readily available supervision and communicates effectively with the Veteran, families, caregivers, professionals and other supportive staff Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform treatments, procedures and the use and reprocessing of reusable medical equipment appropriate to assigned duties Exhibit skill, creativity and initiative by contributing to the overall Veteran care delivery, and improving satisfaction, through active participation on committees, task forces and groups Utilize sustainable practices to eliminate, minimize, or mitigate adverse environmental impacts Support the team in monitoring the practice of unlicensed nursing staff or non-medical staff to ensure safe patient care delivery Provide a full range of LPN to work independently to provide care to patients with a variety of complex physical and psychological needs Demonstrate adherence to VA and Nursing policies/procedures and standards and maintain competencies consistent with role responsibilities Assist the RN/HCP and other staff in proactively identifying and addresses the Veteran's needs and is able to readily recognize the more subtle signs & symptoms of changes in the Veteran's condition and takes approp1iate action Participate in the development of educational material for providing Veteran, family and caregiver teaching Teach and document health concepts to Veteran, including learning needs and readiness to learn Demonstrate skill/knowledge/ability to perform treatments, procedures and the use and reprocessing of reusable medical equipment appropriate to assigned duties Maintain current licensure and BCLS Report pertinent, signs, symptoms, conditions, and behavior of patients to the RN/HCP as deemed necessary by the patient's condition Record all patient data, and education into the medical records Participate in interdisciplinary team planning sessions by offering observations and suggestions Work Schedule: Monday to Friday; 08:00 a.m. to 04:30 p.m. 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.
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