Job Overview

Summary

Since 1952,  Iowa City Veteran Affairs Health Care System has been improving the health and well being of our Veterans. In addition to the main facility we provide care in the medical center's Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Decorah, Dubuque, Galesburg, Bettendorf, Ottumwa, Quincy, Sterling and Waterloo.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 768354 (Please include on all documents)

 

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?  YOU can make a difference!

 

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

 

This is an open continuous announcement.  Qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies occur throughout the year. Applications will remain on file for one year from the date the application was signed.

 

These positions are located at the Iowa City VA Health Care System. 

 

As a VA professional LPN, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

 

Duties

Licensed Practical Nurses selected for this position are accountable to the nurse manager of that particular work area.  Licensed Practical Nurses perform the full range of direct patient care for patients with medical conditions.  Prepare, administer, and record medications and IV fluids in accordance with policies.  Perform personal nursing care suchs as responding to patient's nursing needs, physical comfort and emotional needs.  Conduct patient care planning, which includes completing assignments in a timely manner with constructive utilization of remaining time.  Assess patient by indentifying changes in condition and reporting them in a timely manner.  Complete required patient care documentation and records significant observations and actions.  Maintain a safe and therapeutic environment.  Demonstrate interpersonal skills and customer service standards such as communication, courtesy, and discretion when working and interacting with patients, families, and internal/external customers.

 

Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.