Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 979017
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.
The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the
direction of an RN and is part of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) with a
focus on patient centered care delivery. The LPN will function at the top of
his or her license. The Telehealth (TH) LPN is responsible for observing,
recording and reporting changes in the patients condition, as well as
assisting in the development and revision of the patient-driven holistic life
care plan. The TH LPN demonstrates active collaboration, communication and
problem solving with Core Team (Patient, Primary Care Provider,
RN Care Coordinator and Clerk) and Expanded
Team (family/caregiver, internal and community based services involved in
providing care to the patient). The LPN is responsible for actively
participating as part of a high functioning team in meeting the PACT
initiatives and outcomes. The Telemedicine LPN is responsible for coordinating
telemedicine clinics at the CBOC with the specialty providers consulted at
various VA resources within VISN 15. The TH LPN maintains competency in set-up,
use, and maintenance of the telemedicine equipment and serves as a resource to
the primary care staff in use of telemedicine equipment.
The LPN will be
assigned to assist other PACT teams as needed at the Belton Community Based Outpatient
Clinic (CBOC) or at the KCVA campus. This position is supervised by the Nurse
Manager of the assigned CBOC.The current work schedule is eight hour days, Monday through Friday; however, there is potential for some requirements for coverage on the weekends. The individual in this position is supervised by the nurse manager of the clinic.
First area of
consideration will be given to permanent Kansas City VAMC employees.
External Candidates will be considered.
Note: The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-3 to GS-6. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidates education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
The TH LPN:
Maintains competency in set-up, use, and maintenance of the telemedicine
Serves as a resource to the primary care staff in use of telemedicine
Administers medication to include IV medication.
Performs delegated procedures and treatments including by
not limited to wound care, foley insertions, EKG
all clinical interactions as part of visit or phone or secure messaging
Performs phone Management duties that include follow up calls to patients, calls from patients
and responding within scope or facilitating other team involvement, post
hospital call and ED calls, coordination with outside providers and entities;
pre- clinic visit calls to initiate screenings and obtain patients needs for
team planning prior to visit.
Provides patient education including but not limited to
glucometer, b/p machines, wound care, catheter care
Assists the team in meeting PACT outcome measure which may
also include Data collection and reports
Demonstrates professional behavior (i.e., respect others,
collegiality, ability to accept constructive criticism), effective
communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrates the knowledge and ability to function as part
of a high functioning team and proactively participates in all process
improvement efforts of the team.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills in customer service
delivery and patient advocacy