The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) demonstrates knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. Higher level LPNs are expected to work with the Registered Nurse (RN) and/or Medical Doctor (MD)/ Nurse Practitioner (NP) to appropriately orient/train less experienced LPNs and/or Nursing Assistants. The Licensed Practice Nurse: Provides personal hygiene care (bathing, shaving, shampooing hair, skin and mouth care) for assigned patients according to defined procedures; Feeds and/or encourages diets, nourishments, and fluids to meet nutrition and hydration needs of assigned patients; Turns, positions and transfers patients to and from the bed, chair, stretchers and escorts them to appointments as assigned; Assists in the elimination needs of patients by promoting bowel and bladder evacuation using a bedpan, urinal, external catheter and cares for established colostomies and indwelling catheters; Administers and records medications (IM, PO, rectal, topical, subcutaneous), monitors IVs and performs treatments for patients using medical/surgical aseptic techniques; Measures, reports and documents vital parameters of body functions and changes in physical, mental and or behavioral states; Collects, tests and processes specimens of body excretions or secretions according to established procedures; Refrains from any activity which could constitute or the give the appearance of patient abuse. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:00am to 7:00pm, or as patient care dictates 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.