The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) works under the direction of an RN. The LPN is responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patient-driven holistic life care plan. The LPN requires a general review of their work by an RN for appropriateness and conformity with license, policies and procedures. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a member of the Core Team, working as a Clinical Associate (CA) demonstrating active collaboration and communication with the Core Team (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Coordinator and Clerk) and the Expanded Team (family/caregiver, internal and community based services involved in providing care to be patient). The LPN responsibilities include, but are not limited: Making observations and thoroughly documenting care and the patient's response Seeking assistance and guidance by informing RN or medical provider of changes in the patient's condition requiring higher-level intervention Performing, reporting, and recording assigned nursing care in the Primary Care Clinics Adhering to standards of practice and safe technique in preparation and administration of medication Interacting and communicating appropriately with patients and family members. Assisting in the orientation and competency validation of students, peers and clerical staff. Maintaining confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient information Coordinating communications during the inpatient to outpatient discharge interface, communicating with VA and non VA medical offices/facilities to coordinate care Post discharge and/or post ER visit, telephone or secure message follow up to see how the patient is doing, reinforcing the plan of care and encouraging self help solutions. Notifying patients of normal and abnormal lab or other test results as instructed by the provider Promoting veteran registration for and utilization of MyHealtheVet (MHV), online personal health record for veterans; including performing IPA (in-person authentication) for veterans requesting initial access to individually-identifiable health information within the MyHealtheVet web-based application. Work Schedule: Varying, rotating shifts Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay Schedule - LPN Special Salary Table VZ29
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.