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    Summary

    The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Primary Care, functions as a health care team member. Will have the knowledge, skill and experience to carry out assignments involving treatments, diagnostic studies, and patient/family education. This population-specific care takes into consideration all physical, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural needs. He/she performs a wide variety of clinical nursing and supportive duties in Clinic and is flexible in adapting to work demands and numerous assignments.

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    Responsibilities

    • Assumes the responsibility for patients, in accordance with Joint Commission Standards and recommendations, with the RN ultimately responsible.
    • Maintains a clean and safe environment.
    • Provides patients and their families with respectful non-judgmental and confidential care.
    • Demonstrates the ability to vary the order and sequence of assigned procedures based on the knowledge of the patient's condition.
    • Interviews scheduled patients and accurately records data.
    • Performs diagnostic support duties accurately and proficiently. These duties include, but are not limited to the taking of vital signs, screening patients, performing EKGs, obtaining specimens, vaccines injections, etc.
    • Prepares, administers and documents prescribed medications according to nursing service policies and procedures.
    • Instructs Specialty Clinic patients and their families in the action, administration and side effects of medications and the procedure for medication refills while utilizing available educational materials.
    • Demonstrates the ability to determine when changes in patient's conditions are significant enough to notify the immediate supervisor for assistance in decision making and/or determining nursing care.
    • Performs other related duties as needed or assigned to support the functions of the service.
    Work Schedule: The work schedule will be determined based on the needs of the Medical Center. The Providence VA Healthcare System is an acute care facility operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week. While most tours of duty are scheduled during the day, the possibility of working evenings, nights and weekends does exist. Shift changes will be considered based on patient and facility needs.

    Telework: Not Available
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
    Functional Statement #: PD000000
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
    Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    6

  • 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/608936000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.