The Licensed Practical Nurse will be assigned to the Gastroenterology/Hepatology Clinic and Endoscopy Unit providing services to Veterans in the inpatient and outpatient setting. The Incumbent will be responsible for assessment, treatment, planning, coordination, and documentation of care that facilitates diagnosing and treatment of Veterans with gastrointestinal and hepato-biliary disorders based on age-specific components. Serve as a resource for other staff in organizing and implementing more complex/specialized patient care. The incumbent is expected to exercise independent technical judgment and possess a comprehensive working knowledge of the principles, art, and science of practical nursing. Contributes to the provisions of optimum nursing care in accordance with the overall plan of Nursing Service, under the supervision of the professional nurse by carrying out the following activities: Oxygen therapy Medication administration to include IV medication if certified. Clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated Check expiration dates of meds and supplies Delegated procedures and treatments Documentation Assists with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary Performs other related duties Work Schedule: Shift Work, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm or 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. (Subject to change based on agency needs) Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD01645, PD000000, and PD01249A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Physical Requirements: The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. CVAHCS is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients. There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Lift 45 pounds or over, carry 45 pounds or over, reaching above the shoulders, and emotional stability. Transferring patients and objects will be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to DON protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/ invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.