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    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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

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    Responsibilities

    The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible and accountable for the delivery of nursing care to veterans at the Texas City / Galveston Community Based Outpatient Clinics. The incumbent has the knowledge and skills necessary for concentrated efforts and self direction in carrying out the most complex practical nursing care assignment with the patients ranging in age from young adulthood to the senior years of life. The incumbent will assess and provide treatment to general medical patients. Duties include but are not limited to:Provide care to Veterans requiring complex practical nursing care.

    • Performs telehealth imaging, including tele-retinal screening, tele-dermatology, tele-wound care and other telehealth programming astechnology becomes available.
    • Perform patient screening and preventive therapy as prescribed by Clinical Practice Guidelines and through the use of the Clinical Reminders.
    • Demonstrate sufficient skill to resolve a range of nursing problems.
    • Correctly administer medications (including intravenous fluids) according to MEDVAMC policy and Therapeutic Methods.
    • Document records and reports.
    • Provide nursing support to specialty providers with sufficient knowledge to properly assist in minor surgical procedures, casting, splinting, ear irrigations, and urology exams with insertion and care of specialty catheters.
    • Provide nursing support to complex patients requiring specialty consultations in the local clinic setting for a variety of clinical services.
    • Provide nursing support to complex patients receiving care in the Mental Health Clinic using established guidelines to recognize patients in crisis or those requiring emergent interventions.
    • Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Some extended hours and/or weekends may be required)
    Functional Statement Title: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) GS 3-6.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    00

  • Job family (Series)

    0620 Practical Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524447100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.