This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more If you ARE NOT a current VA Employee or current Federal Employee you must apply to Vacancy # CBSR-11097859-21-MH The LPN is accountable to the Chief Nurse for Ambulatory Care Nursing Service for performing the functions listed in this Functional Description according to the performance standards outlined in the Performance Plan for his/her assigned grade. Nursing care duties are performed in a variety of settings, primarily within the Community Based Outpatient Clinics. Work involves regular and recurring exposure to infection and transmittal diseases and ordinary risks and discomforts requiring incidence of unpredictable, assault behavior, unintentional related to confused, disoriented patients and/or patients with psychiatric disorders/history. Nursing care performed comprises a segment of nursing care and contributes to the delivery of health care and the recovery of the patient. A portion of the incumbent's day will be spent performing routine venipuncture specimen collections from inpatients and outpatients. The incumbent will be required to proficiently collect these blood samples with a minimal number of failures, patient bruising, or required re-sticks, and ensure that samples are submitted to the clinical laboratory with the least possible delay. The incumbent will also collect and appropriately label specimens and perform other procedures as necessary to ensure appropriate specimen receipt, handling, and processing for accurate, reliable laboratory results. The LPN is responsible for performing a limited amount of patient testing which includes but is not limited to troponin, occult blood, bleeding time, urine dipstick, and pregnancy testing. The LPN is to prepare the specimen or patient for testing, prepare necessary reagents, perform the test procedure, verify the accuracy of the results and report the results. The LPN performs established quality control procedures to check the accuracy and validity of the test results. Any deviations in quality control results are documented and reported to the supervisor. Prior to reporting patient results, the incumbent takes appropriate action to correct the quality control deviations. He/she identifies instrument malfunctions, if applicable, and takes appropriate action to correct them. The LPN identifies unusual test results or discrepancies conditions that can cause erroneous results (e.g. instrument malfunction, conditions of test performance, reaction systems and/or test procedures). The LPN will observe all safety and infection control practices in accordance with the procedures established by national, regional, and facility policies. The LPN may also be required to receive and sort specimens, check request slips for proper information, log in specimens and deliver specimens to various laboratory sections. The incumbent may also be assigned to technical support tasks that include. but are not limited to: Preparation of samples for testing in the various clinical laboratory sections, such as labeling, centrifugation, decanting, allocating, etc. Distribution, storage and delivery of supplies and other materials used for the purpose of phlebotomy services. Cleaning and restocking the blood collection room and areas where collection trays and equipment are stored. Receiving phlebotomy requests utilizing computerized logging methods. Recollection of patient specimens when determined by the medical technologists to be inadequate or insufficient to meet the test requirements. Assisting in the training of students and new employees. Performing clerical functions such as photocopying, sorting, assembling, filing and delivery of such. Answers telephones, sorts incoming mail and other clerical tasks. Collecting of additional samples as required for the purpose of performing additional requested testing. Assignment of day-to-day activities will be at the discretion of the Nursing supervisor, who will make such assignments based on the current and existing needs of the CBOC and the Battle Creek VA Medical Center. Work consists of personal nursing care duties, treatments, diagnostic support, recording, patient teaching and rehabilitation. Recurring duties are carried out independently and employee is able to vary basic procedures to meet the individual needs and capabilities of the patient Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
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