The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for one Licensed Practical Nurse (Patient Aligned Care Team). The LPN (PACT) will function primarily out of the Lorain VA Clinic however may travel to cover staffing needs at other clinics within Community Outpatient Service as needed within Community Outpatient Service. The duties of the position will include: Assists with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of patients' care with all interdisciplinary teams. Manages patients care problems and deviations using self-direction in accordance with VA Nursing Practices and LPN licensure standards. Provides nursing care for adults with population specific needs by incorporating pertinent physical, psychosocial, and cultural needs into the patient plan of care. Checks patients into the clinic, interviews patients and/or significant other, and documents data as per policy. Educates patients about their general care, side effects and recovery process. Utilizes motivational interviewing techniques to assist individuals/groups/family members in taking an active role in communication with unusually difficult situations and direct care under very general supervision. Identifies readily patient complications and acts to resolve issues under very general supervision. Applies critical thinking skills to solve clinical and administrative issues. Exhibits skill, creativity, and initiative in contributing to the improvement of overall care delivery and the Veteran/family satisfaction levels through active participation in committees/tasks forces, research projects, or in developing educational materials/media. Assists staff to identify Veteran medications/treatment needs, and accurately relay those needs to necessary/pertinent team members involved in the Veteran's care. Collaborates with the PACT team and other interdisciplinary services in the development, implementation, and evaluation of patient care. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Discloser 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.