The VA Central Iowa Health Care System is recruiting for one (1) full-time Licensed Practical Nurse for the Specialty Care Service Line. This position is located at the Des Moines VA Medical Center, Des Moines, IA. The Licensed Practical Nurse within this organization is responsible for delivering patient care in a variety of settings. Duties to include, but not limited to: - Demonstrate excellent customer service skills in communicating with the patient, families, co-workers and interdisciplinary team members. - Administer vaccinations and other injections following standard medical center policies. - Accurately document patient information on flow sheets and charts in electronic format. - Participate in the interdisciplinary team care planning and delivery of care process. - Appreciate diversity, keeping an open mind for diversity, cultural competency, and continuous learning. - Implement orders and provides care to variable patient population. - Complete more complex procedure or practice that may be subjected to a closer or higher-level review. - He/she perform support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, including preparing patients, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing, and handling specialized instrument or other equipment, and monitoring patient's condition before, during, and following the procedure. - Complete clinical reminders and serves as a preceptor (in orienting, educating, and training less experienced LPN's related to support duties for these more complex, specialized tests/procedures. - Recognize emergency situations and demonstrates effective action in emergencies. - Participate actively in performance improvement measures. - Promote virtual care modalities based on the needs of the veteran to ensure convenient access to healthcare delivery by enabling the veterans to talk to their healthcare team from anywhere. - Other duties as assigned within scope of practice/licensure. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598902400
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