The Temporary, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is directly responsible to the Registered Nurse and/or preceptor for providing direct care within his/her scope of practice. The Nurse Manager/Designee is responsible for the supervision and performance evaluation. The Licensed Practical Nurse (VANEEP): Possesses the knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patients' condition. Observes, identifies, and responds to patient's needs for care including medication, equipment-assisted care, and patient/family education. Recognizes and considers emotional, cultural, spiritual, socioeconomic, and age-related factors while delivering care. Performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in patient's condition from prescribed medications/treatments. Initiates appropriate emergency interventions. Possesses the knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient motivations and reactions to situations. Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to elicit feelings and attitudes. Fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery. Possesses knowledge and skills in performing support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized procedures. Prepares and handles specialized instruments or other specialized equipment. Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills. Shares new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice. This position is not to exceed 12/31/2021 but could be made permanent without further competition. Pay Schedule: V744 Work Schedule: 80 Hours per pay period, Day Rotation Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.