The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is assigned to the VAPORHCS Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Primary Care Clinic functions as the Clinical Associate team member under the guidance of the Registered Nurse, but must be able to function independently and autonomously, according to established policies, procedures and practices. The incumbent is responsible for providing clinical assistive care and administrative support. The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to observe , identify and respond to the Veteran's needs for nursing, medication, point-of-care testing, and equipment-assisted care and to recognize deviations from normal. The incumbent is also responsible for Veteran and Family/Caregiver assessment for health literacy and educational needs, including health coaching and provision of education; and is self-directed. The incumbent completes the Health Promotion/clinical reminders as appropriate; documents accordingly. Performs care that is demographically and environmentally appropriate; and uses techniques to de-escalate disruptive patients appropriately. Major duties include, but are not limited to: 1) ongoing, continuous care of assigned panel(s) of Veterans 2) using all available tools, such as registries to enable effective and efficient identification and intervention of individual Veterans and cohorts 3) functioning at the full extent of the LPN's relevant clinical privileges, credentials, scopes of practice, elements of practice, certification, and other VHA or local facility documentation of competency 4) participating in team performance improvements and sustainment activities to optimize team efficiency care delivery with Veterans 5) implementing primary care operations management processes, as appropriate 6) managing communications and facilitating safe transitions of Veterans between the PACT's site of care and other health care settings, using informal and formal communication methods, as appropriate 7) providing health education and health coaching on wellness, disease prevention, chronic disease management, and self-management skills with Veterans, Family and Caregivers 8) engaging Veterans in using health care, encouraging Veterans to engage family and caregivers, receiving input from Veterans and caregivers regarding VA care 9) using formal and informal communications that are respectful, effective, timely, and bidirectional with all team members, including the Veteran and Family/Caregivers, to convey significant, clinically relevant information for the care of the Veteran 10) managing clinic workflow; ensuring Veterans are placed in examination rooms in a timely manner, and providing direction with Veterans as they move through the clinic environment. Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 7:00AM-5:30PM. Other tours may be available. 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.