Licensed Practical Nurse - Community Living Center
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Chillicothe, Ohio
Internal Number: 609799900
This is an internal job announcement. Current permanent Chillicothe VAMC, 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-11192077-21-RRB. This is an open and continuous announcement which will be used to fill Licensed Practical Nurse positions in the Community Living Center at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center. The presence of a location on this announcement does not necessarily indicate a current vacancy. Applications will be reviewed and referred upon request from the service as vacancies arise. This is an announcement which will be used to fill LPN positions in the following units- Hopewell House - Long Stay Dementia Freedom Harbor - Long Stay Mental Health Sherman Terrace - Long Stay/Short Stay Rehab Veteran's Homeland - Palliative Care/Hospice The LPN is expected to comply with all mandated annual review requirements, rotate to clinical areas as assigned and take responsibility for attending in services and continuing education. Duties include but are not limited to: Provides nursing care for and assistance to patients in meeting their personal hygiene needs, such as bathing (shower, bed, tub), oral hygiene, denture care, shaving and grooming, utilizing educational, motivational, and self-care techniques. Provides care to the patient in isolation. Meets the age specific and culturally diverse needs of the patient. Assists patients at snack and meal time, setting up trays and feeding patients as needed, observing for and encouraging appropriate intake, social skills and manners, and administering tube feedings as indicated. Prepares and administers prescribed medications, oxygen and inhalation therapy with emphasis on accuracy and safety. Administers medication according to medical center policies and Nursing policies and procedures. Complies with BCMA (Bar Code Medication Administration) policy and procedure. Assures that patients actually swallow the medication. Receives and validates controlled substances including electronic activation. Verifies blood transfusion with the RN. Obtains blood from the blood bank. Observes for and reports pertinent findings on parenteral fluids. Obtains and assembles equipment for specialized therapies, such as suction, oxygen, isolation. Initiates actions for emergencies such as Medical Emergency, Code Blue, Code Orange and disasters according to hospital plan. Performs such treatments and procedures as irrigating gastric tubes and colostomies, enemas, suctioning, tracheostomy care, sterile dressings and soaks. Applies medical aids, performs catheterizations, including straight, indwelling, suprapubic and external. Performs catheter care. Measures and records vital signs including height and weight, measures intake and output, and disposes of body waste as assigned. Collects and labels specimens (urine, stool, sputum and wound). Work schedule: Rotating 8 or 12 hour rotating shifts (Variable Days, Monday through Sunday, weekends and holidays required) Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Licensed Practical Nurse - Community Living Center 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.