The LPN for the Women's Health PACT team will provide services in both Primary Care and Women's Health. This role includes Veteran interaction during regular medical appointments and clinical support to the provider and other team members. Assisting with Women's Health procedures is also a part of their role and responsibility. The duties of the position include but are not limited to the following: Administer medications and treatment to patients that may exhibit a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. Respond to fire and other disasters, drills and practices conservation of supplies and energy. Assist in the maintenance of a safe, clean and therapeutic environment. Participate in the team process for improvement and implementation of change. Facilitate Veteran rights and encourages them to meet their responsibilities as Veterans. Perform skilled nursing care on a regular and re-occurring basis for critically ill Veterans that may exhibit a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. Provide Veteran/Family Centered Care throughout the assignment. Demonstrate communication skills that promote rapport and trust in Mental Health Recovery. Exhibit de-escalation communication skills to prevent unsafe situations. Assure the assignment of special observation status, including restraint and seclusion is completed according to policy. Uses wireless computing skills to increase engagement with Veterans. Maintain a therapeutic environment, milieu, and cultural transformation. Search for missing Veterans, person search, environmental contraband search, verifying Veteran's presence, etc. Complete assigned duties and responsibilities which involve performing nonstandard and specialized practical nursing activities, requiring broad work experience and demonstrated skill sufficient to resolve a range of complex nursing problems. Prepare and perform a wide range of nursing tasks consistent with policies and procedures, such as personal nursing care, medication/treatment, support for diagnostic services, documentation, teaching, leadership and environmental duties. If, at any time, the facility is experiencing a critical staffing shortage, the LPN may be designated to other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the facility. Work Schedule: 0730-1600 or 0800-1630. May include WHEN hours and Weekends. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more OR A Recruitment Incentive may be offered to highly qualified employees.
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.