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-11226643-21-JD. Veterans Preference is not used on internal announcements. The primary role of the House Float Pool Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is to provide back-up coverage for the nursing staff in Primary Care (PC), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), Specialty Clinics and Surgical Clinics. The Float LPN will also assist with the COVID screening process. The duty station is the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center but occasional travel to the CBOC's may be required to provide coverage. The full-time LPN works during the week and occasional weekends/holidays. Multiple work schedules available. Duties include but are not limited to: Primary purpose of this position is to perform a very wide range of patient personal care, support diagnostic services, and chart activities on a regular and continual basis in the outpatient clinics. Interviewing patients, performing a general systems appraisal of the patient's condition, collecting objective and subjective data. Collaboration with the RN in developing, selecting the appropriate sequence of procedures and implementing a plan of care individualized to carry out the nursing needs of the patient. Contributes to the interdisciplinary team in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the· patient's outpatient treatment and discharge plan. Collaborates with members of other services regarding changes in patient's condition, laboratory results, responses to treatment plan, and other pertinent parameters of care. Promotes positive patient/family/staff relationship by utilizing appropriate communication skills. Prepares and administers commonly prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/ or intravenous) as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures. Observes patient's response to medication administered and reports any noted change in patient's condition to RN or MD/DO. Performs support duties for common diagnostic tests and or practices or procedures, which include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing specimens, preparing and passing instruments, and monitoring the patient's condition before, during, and after the procedure. Recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/ malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action. Assists with the COVID screening and testing process. Work Schedule: Dependent on the needs of the service, weekends and holidays may be required. Specific shift information to be discussed during interview. Compressed/Flexible Schedule: May be available Virtual: This is not a virtual position Functional Statement Title: License Practical Nurse, Float Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized 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.