OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? A Recruitment/Relocation incentive is not authorized. Current, permanent, VA employees should apply under DN-11063577-21-KH. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assigned to PACT/Medical Specialty clinics are held accountable tor delivering direct patient care to adult through geriatric Veterans for both acute and chronic diseases in an outpatient setting.Incumbent implements basic and advanced LPN procedures as defined by policies and procedures of the Illiana Health Care System. Maintains ongoing training and education to support enhanced and advanced roles. Institutes appropriate action in emergent situations when there are critical changes to patient's condition.Duties include, but are not limited to: Observes and reports changes in patients' physical and emotional conditions utilizing elements of the nursing process of signs and symptoms identification, observation, perception, clinical measurements, screening protocols, and prescribed history taking. Performs health history screenings per pre-formatted documentation. Screens, intervenes, and follows through for acute/chronic medical and emotional conditions for adultthrough geriatric populations with minimal supervision of a registered nurse/provider. Effectively demonstrates ability to gather data and observations, assist in planning, implementing,documenting and evaluating the care of patients seen in the outpatient care setting. Distinguishes between normal changes that accompany the aging process vs. pathological changes. Recognizes priorities and adjusts patient care accordingly. Recognizes and intervenes appropriately for urgent and emergency patient needs. Demonstrates ongoing improvement as an experienced LPN in recognizing, assessing, and intervening inboth acute and chronic medical conditions, and minor surgical. Confers with other providers and Services to meet patients' needs beyond LPN scope of practice andexperience. Reinforces instructions accurately as previously provided to patient by RN or provider for further VA orcommunity follow-up. Demonstrates clinical competence in performing core and practice specific procedures according to the Competency Checklist. All other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Intermittent Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manualdexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continues walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending,pulling, and pushing. Transferring patient and objects may be 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.