El Paso VA Healthcare System is an outpatient facility serving medical, surgical, and psychiatric clinics, in addition to the community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC). Home-Based Primary Care is provided in the veteran's home and telehealth options are used throughout the system. Substantial areas of the catchment area are rural. The Licensed Vocational Nurse in the Primary Care clinics is responsible for the daily operations in support of a Primary care provider. This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19. Duties include but are not limited to: Responsible for the daily operations in support of a primary care provider with the following duties: patient screening with vital signs and reason for seeking care documented completion of clinical reminders, medication administration via oral intramuscular and topical routes immunizations patient calls, routing and follow up of patient messages addressing changes and assisting providers with invasive procedures such as joint injections conduct blood pressure and glucose checks entering all clinical documentation in the electronic patient record with strict security protocols Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:15pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required NOTE: This is a TEMPORARY appointment (not-to-exceed 1 year). Temporary appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration. Temporary employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Temporary appointments may be extended without further competition. Physical Requirements: heavy lifting 45 pounds and over; moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds and over, straight pulling (1-2 hours), pushing (1-2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required, walking (3 hours), standing (1 hour); repeated bending (1 hour); ,Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; hearing (aid may be permitted) and sitting up to 6 hours.
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.