Licensed Practical Nurse - Charge Nurse - Nursing Home
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 613026600
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The Nursing Home Charge LPN is responsible for the evidence-based care of a group of patients and to perform a very wide range of patient personal care, support diagnostic services, and chart activities on a regular and continual basis on a surgical, medical, rehabilitation, psychiatric, or long-term care ward or clinic. The incumbent performs duties in such a way as to promote a sense of worth and dignity within each individual such as: Functions independently as the charge nurse for the shift, responsible for the care provided to the community living center (CLC) Veterans by the other licensed and non-licensed nursing staff during the assigned shift. Assists the RN and other members of the IDT with providing input in the development of the care plan, based on the Veterans care needs. This includes input into completion of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment at required and various time points. Performs support duties for diagnostic procedures, which include preparing the Veteran and monitoring the Veteran's condition. Assists with discharge planning of Veterans to more appropriate level of care. Coordinates the transfer of Veterans to more appropriate levels of care dependent on acuity needs. Promotes Veteran participation in the therapeutic community by fostering self-reliance and independence. Promotes the values of cultural transformation and Veteran-centered care to nursing staff in the CLC. Actively seeks Veteran choice in care plan participation and goal development. Administers prescribed medications and performs more complex treatments in accordance with hospital policy and procedure and standard operating procedures (SOPs). Verifies physician orders in compliance with hospital policies and procedures and SOPs. Seeks clarification, as needed, for orders with medical providers, pharmacy, or other departments, as applicable. Identifies, initiates, and acts as a leader in the rehabilitation aspect of Veteran care, such as maintaining and/or improving current functional status through consideration of therapy programs such as Nursing Restorative Therapy, Resistance Therapy, Kinesiotherapy and other Veteran therapy groups. Ensures that Veterans' recreational needs are met. Additional duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 10:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. Monday through Friday to include weekend and holiday rotations. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Licensed Practical Nurse - Charge Nurse - Nursing Home/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Physical Requirements: The population of male and female Veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.
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.