Recruitment Incentives: May Be Authorized for highly qualified candidates. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) serves at the Rockford CBOC in Rockford, IL within Madison VAMC Healthcare System. The LPN will travel between Rockford, Janesville and Freeport CBOC's. This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Provides patient care and assistance for complex, specialized patients including such measures as personal hygiene, positioning, elimination, and socialization in the completion of all direct patient care in the clinic setting. Initiates and collects patient data including MC reminders, vital signs, weights, oximetry, accuchecks and the collection of specimens. Initiates and performs specialized nonstandard and complex procedures including urinary bladder scanning, oxygen therapy, ostomy care, EKG, and spirometry. Initiates procedure preparation, adapting them to the patient's physical and emotional needs before, during and after procedures, observing and managing therapeutic or possible complications resulting from the procedure. Performs Phlebotomy and venipuncture duties and works in the lab following the appropriate procedures to ensure patient and clinic safety. 40-50% of this position may require venipuncture duties within the Rockford, Freeport and Janesville Lab areas. Require cross training for Rockford Podiatry Tech Services. Provides safe administration of medications in accordance with Medical Center's and Nursing Service policy and monitors side effects. Continues to keep updated on new medications. Prioritizes effectively and manages time productively in the clinical setting. Works effectively with others and communicates in an appropriate, tactful, and courteous manner. Operates all specialized equipment in a safe manner, identifies, and reports any potential safety hazards. Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday-Friday, Shift could include some evenings/weekends/holidays. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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