This Licensed Practical Nurse vacancy is for the Acute Care Unit 6C at the Syracuse VA Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. Delivers fundamental, knowledge-based care to assigned patients in acute care however, the incumbent may receive other assignments based on the needs of the service. The LPN demonstrates unit/department specific competencies, and competency in caring for adult and geriatric patients. Patients receiving care in the ambulatory care, acute care, long term care, and psychiatric settings are being treated for any number of medical and psychological conditions. Given the nature of their disease process patients may express intent to harm either themselves or others (suicidal or homicidal ideations) or exhibit behaviors that place the patient at risk for harm or elopement. Some examples of these behaviors include but are not limited to confusion, delirium, and interference with medical devices (e.g. intravenous lines or indwelling urinary catheters). In order to maintain the patient's safety, patients may be assigned a 1:1 sitter. The LPN provides care to the patient under the direction of the RN assigned to care for the patient. Work Schedule: Day/Evening, rotating tours 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.