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    Summary

    Duties will include:

      • Administering medication according to policy and procedure
      • Documenting observations, treatments, procedures, medications and conditions.
      • Recognizing the need for and seeking guidance when necessary to ensure quality care.
      • Demonstrating active collaboration and communication with family/caregivers and others providing care to the patient.

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    Responsibilities

    The Licensed Practical Nurse works collaboratively in an interdisciplinary coordinated care delivery model (i.e., patient aligned care team). The incumbent is primarily responsible for patient and clinic flow, efficiency of the clinic, customer service, and teamwork. The LPN develops/maintains effective and efficient communication with the patient, interdisciplinary team, VA medical centers, and other agencies. Other assignments at this level include, but are not limited to: checking vitals, processing reminders, reviewing and processing alerts appropriately, administering medication, participating in team huddles and meetings to manage and plan patient care; setting priorities and deadlines; adjusting the flow and sequencing of the work to meet team and patient needs; may work with the team to reinforce the plan of care and self-help solutions and entering appropriate information into the electronic record; monitoring pre-appointment requirements to assure readiness for patient visit/procedure (e.g., X-ray, lab work); participating and providing input in problem solving on operational issues or procedures in team meetings; participating in and independently following up on team huddles by sharing information and collaborating with the medical team to assure continuity of care; evaluating patient information and clinic schedule lists to determine whether patient is vested; educating providers about shared patients (those who receive their care at multiple VAs or those who have care in the community) and bringing to the attention of the provider. Additional duties or tasks may be assigned by the supervisor to ensure efficient daily operations. Per CDC regulations, the LPN will be rated for exposure to blood-borne pathogens as a moderate risk. At this level the LPN is high functioning and work towards the top of their scope.

    Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 7:30 am - 4:00pm


    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    6

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    0620 Practical Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/563016800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.