The LVN GS-06 will be assigned to the Ambulatory Care (PACT) and performs assigned duties in a manner that promotes quality health care, positive customer service and the maintenance of an environment committed to serving the veteran. The LVN also performs assigned duties in a manner that promotes quality health care, outstanding customer service, and the maintenance of an environment committed to serving the veteran. LVNs at this grade level are expected to perform all duties within the scope of their license (e.g. medication administration); however, completed work may require routine or detailed higher level review depending upon the complexity of the duties involved. Provides care with minimal RN supervision to a select group of patients. Performs and documents focused assessments (i.e. pain assessment, fall risk assessment) and reports abnormal findings to the RN team leader, or charge nurse. Actively participates in interdisciplinary team planning and patient care meetings. Utilizes problem-solving process when patient problems arise. Informs RN about data obtained pertaining to the problem. Offers solutions to problems and offers feedback to ancillary members emphasizing ways to improve performance. Accepts and mentor's non-RN staff and student nurses. Independently establishes priorities and varies the sequence of nursing care based on the patient's condition and/or response to treatment in order to accomplish assigned tasks by the end of the tour with limited supervision. Is able to serve as a preceptor for other LVNs, and can instruct others in the appropriate use of BCMA for medication administration. Prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and/or intravascular) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (7:30AM - 4:00PM) or Monday - Friday (8AM - 4:30PM); May be required to work other shifts, weekends and/or holidays for patient care and needs of the service requires. Should operational needs dictate, candidates must be willing to work within other units (including community based outpatient clinics, for example; to assist and support continuation of the provisions to patient care. Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
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.