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Ralph H. Johnson VA is recruiting for LPN at our main facility and corresponding CBOCs. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) works under the direction of an RN and reports to the Primary Care Nurse Manager. The LPN is responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. The LPN demonstrates active collaboration and communication with Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) which includes the Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Coordinator and Clinical Support Technician and Larger Team consisting of family/caregiver, internal and community based services and disciplines involved in providing care to the patient. This position will be required to work with all PACT teams. Completed work is under the general supervision of an RN or MD/DO. Individuals are expected to have a broad working knowledge of practical nursing procedures. However, completion of a more complex practice or procedures may be subject to closer higher-level review. The LPN follows procedures for the set-up, proper use, reprocessing and maintenance of reusable medical equipment (RME) based on the manufacturer's instructions. Completes training before use if RME and demonstrates initial/ongoing competency as applicable to position. The LPN contributes to the interdisciplinary team in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the patient through the review of data using the VHA support Service Center (VSSC), Business Intelligence Request, and other data warehouses. The LPN administers prescribed medications and performs more complex treatments. The incumbent will perform other directly related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Varies by Clinic; Monday-Friday, 07:30 am - 4:00 pm or 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; (4) 10-hour shifts M-F;. Overtime, including evenings, Saturdays and Federal Holidays, may be required. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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