The Specialty Clinics cover a wide variety of Medical & Surgical Outpatient Clinics. The LPN provides care for Veterans with a variety of health disorders; with age ranges from young adult to geriatric. The LPN completes assigned duties and responsibilities which involve performing non-standard and specialized practical nursing activities, requiring broad work experience and demonstrated skill sufficient to resolve a range of nursing problems. Medical/Surgical Specialty Clinic - The Specialty Clinics cover a wide variety of Medicine and Surgery specialties. The LPN provides care for Veterans with a variety of health disorders; with age ranges from young adult to geriatric. The LPN completes assigned duties and responsibilities which involve performing non-standard and specialized practical nursing activities, requiring broad work experience and demonstrated skill sufficient to resolve a range of nursing problems. Duties: Providing nursing expertise in preventative screening, managing clinic flow, and data collection. Effectively utilizing tools/resources in pre-visit scrubbing process. Actively participating in daily huddle and team meetings. Providing virtual and telephonic care for patients via various platforms. Performing simple diagnostic procedures such as bladder scanning and EKGs Assist with minor procedures Accepting delegation within scope of practice for tasks related to care coordination, procedures, and treatments. Delivering care to patients in a respectful non-judgmental manner and according to Patient Care Plan Demonstrating understanding of age - and population - specific characteristics that affect the health care needs of the veteran. Performing aspects of admission /discharge procedures as directed Collecting patient data including observations of patient status (i.e. vital signs, oxygen saturation, medication reconciliation, etc.) Accurately reporting patient/client information. Recognizing subtle and significant changes in the patient in response to nursing care and communicating changes in condition/response to team. Promptly recognizing urgent or emergent patient care situations and effectively intervenes; seeks RN/provider assistance for those requiring higher-level intervention. Organizing/ prioritizing routine and non-routine nursing care activities Providing care to patients/clients appropriate to their cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation. Accurately documenting and retrieving patient/clinical information using electronic medical record. Providing effective education to patients and/or family members in relation to common disease processes, medications, and/or prescribed diagnostic and/or treatment regimes, as directed. Adhering to standards of practice and safe technique in preparation and administration of medicine, documents administration in EHMR and observing patients for adverse effects from medication and reporting to team RN. The LPN will be required to float to different clinical areas to cover for staffing needs. Work Schedule: Monday -Friday 8:00 am -4: 30 pm. Preferred Experience: previous clinic experience
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.