The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direction of a Podiatrist; responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition, as well as participating in the development and modification of the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. A general review of their work by an RN for appropriateness and conformity with license, policies, procedures and demonstrate active collaboration and communication with Patient, Podiatrist, and co-workers as appropriate. The LPN performs, reports, and records assigned nursing care in the Podiatry Clinic, including, but not limited to: Clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated. Check med rooms, temperature of the refrigerator, expiration date of meds and supplies. Delegated procedures and treatments d. Documentation of nursing care. Assist with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment, positioning patient, ensuring comfort and privacy. Monitors patient during the procedure. Schedule clinic appointments using VISTA in accordance with the business rules outlined in VHA Directive 2010-027, VHA Outpatient Scheduling Processes and Procedures. Demonstrate knowledge and use of general business rules outlined in VHA Directive 2010-027, VHA Outpatient Scheduling Processes and Procedures. Use established business rules Scheduling, Use of the Vista Electronic Wait List (EWL), Patient Cancellations, and Clinic Cancellations as applicable to job. Adhere to standards of practice and safe technique in preparation and administration of medication. Prepare and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. Observe for physical and/or emotional changes in patient's condition from prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately documenting noted changes, and reporting any deviations from normal to Podiatrist. Demonstrate understanding of age and population-specific characteristics that affect the health care needs of the Veteran. Promptly recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance and effectively intervenes as directed when appropriate. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm 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.