The incumbent is located at one of the sites of care for the Roseburg VA Health Care System (RVAHCS), including the main Roseburg campus, the VA Clinics in Eugene, North Bend, and Brookings. The incumbent assists and prepares Veterans for ambulatory care visits, communicates with other members of the healthcare team regarding patient concerns and personal observations, may provide cross coverage for other areas as assigned by manager. Identifies age-specific or population-specific learning needs and provides patient education materials and documents teaching in the medical record. Teaching may include pre-and post-op care, diabetic self-care, wound/stoma care, activities of daily living, self-administration of medication, common disease specific education, health coaching, injection training, blood glucose checks, dietary concerns, tobacco cessation, and additional procedures as directed by RN or LIP. Works with Veterans, family, and/or staff, there is consistent evidence of a professional, caring approach in listening, educating, and performing procedures. This includes introducing self, addressing the patient appropriately, and explaining procedures using guidelines. Promotes team cohesion, participates in unit activities to enhance positive work environment, and contributes to performance improvement activities. This includes responding to view alerts, secure messages, and clinic protocols and procedures. Demonstrates increased personal commitment to the job, including mentoring less experienced LPN, NA, and HT personnel. Ensures all members of the healthcare team are aware of patient concerns, changes in health status, or patient needs. Seeks guidance for complex or infrequent care needs. May assist with orientation of newly hired LPN/LVN employees, including those at the same, lower, or higher grade. Ensures documentation in the medical record reflects conversation with Veterans, families, and other members of the healthcare team, including actions taken, communication that has occurred, and follow up as needed. Demonstrates INTEGRITY in all interactions by acting with high moral principle; adhering to the highest professional standards and maintaining the trust and confidence of all with whom the LPN engages. Demonstrates COMMITMENT by working diligently to serve Veterans, employees, volunteers, and other beneficiaries and fulfilling the LPN's individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities. Acts as an ADVOCATE when self-determination is questioned, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of the customer and other beneficiaries. Treats all customers with dignity and RESPECT. Listens to and honors the customer's perspectives and choices. Customer's knowledge, values, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds are incorporated into the planning and delivery of care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner (Patient and Family Centered Care). Maintains professional boundaries with patients, families, and employees. Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own nursing judgments and actions. Recognizes ethical problems and serves as a resource for patients and staff in addressing concerns. Practices aseptic techniques during sterile procedures. Complies with RME requirements, proactively identifying potential concerns with standardization, cleaning processes, and patient care needs. Intervenes to address identified concerns. Demonstrates safe work habits, identifies and immediately addresses any unsafe conditions, reporting them to the responsible clinic official. Identifies any life-threatening environmental hazards immediately, takes appropriate action, and reports findings to the responsible clinic official. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 0700-1630. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599941600
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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.