This is an internal job announcement. Current permanent Columbus VA Medical Center employees, current permanent VA employees from another facility, and current permanent employees from another Federal Agency MUST apply under this announcement. An external announcement will open with the announcement number CBSR-11255990-22-JD. Veterans Preference is not used on internal announcements. This position works within all surgical clinics to provide direct care to the patient. This position will work collaboratively with designated providers, nursing staff to provide initial intake, clinical reminders and observe and report reason for the visit to the provider and/or RN in the clinic. The function of the Licensed Practical Nurse is to provide quality nursing care to Veterans. The Licensed Practical Nurse possesses knowledge and skills to perform practical nurse assessment, procedures, practices, and techniques at a level determined by the Qualification Standards and demonstrated competency. The Licensed Practical Nurse is held to the standards of care and scope of practice set forth by the Ohio Board of Nursing. Duties include but are not limited to: Communicate and interact appropriately and courteously with internal and external customers. Maintain confidentiality of written, electronic, and verbal patient/employee information. Work and function within a safe manner including infection control and use of equipment. Assure that patient safety is paramount in all aspects of patient care. Integrate and apply pertinent aspects of the Ambulatory Care Center performance improvement program into his/her professional practice. Utilize nursing research and literature in practice. Integrate and apply aspects of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations National Patient Safety Goals as applicable to their area of practice. Schedule appointments for patients in collaboration with team members to ensure that all patients are scheduled within time constraints established by ACA guidelines and VHA policies especially adhering to priority access for service connected and OEF/OIF Veteran populations. Work schedule: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday - Friday. Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Licensed Practical Nurse- Surgical Services Float/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
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.