The Licensed Practical Nurse will provide safe, timely and individualized care to patients residing on the neighborhoods in the Community Living Center (CLC) setting, hospice, and other inpatient units. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-3 to GS-6. The Licensed Practical Nurse is accountable to the Nurse Manager for completing Resident assignments and communicating Resident responses to the designated Registered Nurse. Care provided will be Veteran-centered, safe, effective and timely in a home-like environment. The LPN is expected to accept and support the guiding principle of the Medical center. The LPN should perform their duties in a manner that promotes quality health care, outstanding customer service and the maintenance of an environment committed to serving the Veteran. Duties include but are not limited to the following: - Uses an ADL documentation system to validate proper care in fluid consumption, bowel elimination, and other activities of daily living - The LPN demonstrates knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to Residents with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems - Works with the RN and/or MD/DO to appropriately orient/train less experienced LPNs/ LVNs and/or Nursing assistants (NAs)/ Health Technicians (HTs) in relation to acceptable standards of practice in promoting optimal Resident care delivery. - Demonstrates knowledge and skill sufficient to prepare, administer and appropriately document actions taken specific to commonly prescribe oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous medications as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures. - Consistently documents observations to include Resident's response to medication administered and the reporting of any noted change in the Residents condition to the RN or MD/DO. - Demonstrates knowledge and ability to recognize the need for and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seek the assistance of the RN or MD/DO and assist in resuscitation procedures in choking, cardiac and/ or pulmonary arrest. Functional Statement: LPN: Community Living Center Work Schedule: Variable shifts which may include weekends. 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.