The LVN is an advocate for the patient and the patient's family and promotes safety by practicing within their scope of practice and in accordance with local policy and procedures. The LVN is responsible for providing care aimed at optimizing the health status, quality of life, and community functioning of Veterans suffering from mental illness. This vacancy will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date is 09/21/2021. Additional applications will be referred as needed. Major Duties: Patient screening with vital signs and reason for seeking care documented Completion of clinical reminders Medication administration Immunizations Patient calls Routing and follow up of patient messages Assisting with general management of provider clinics Other duties as assigned Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Licensed Vocational Nurse/PD00000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Physical Requirements: 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 maybe 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. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. Preferred Experience: -Experience working with Behavioral Health -Experience in high risk for suicide and crisis patients -Experience with de-escalating irate patients
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.