The incumbent support medical surgical units, psychiatric units, critical care units, hospice units and community living center neighborhoods within the Durham Medical Center inpatient and ambulatory care settings. This position may be filled at the GS-3-6. Full performance level is GS-6. The LPN will work under the direction of the RN and report to the Ambulatory Care Nurse Manager. He or she will perform, report and record assigned nursing care in the Primary Care Clinics, including, but not limited to: Notifies supervisor within one business day of shortcomings in delivery of services to customer or any perceived violation of law or official wrongdoing including fraud, waste and abuse of authority; and violations of VA core values (ICARE) Ensures information, including requests for data and special projects, is provided within established deadlines Performs support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient's condition before, during and following the procedure Observes, identifies and responds to the patient's need for care, including medication, equipment -assisted care and patient/family education Inspects, prepares, administers, and appropriately documents the administration of prescribed medications, as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures Maintains effective interpersonal relationships with co-workers and other members of the health care team and respects unit-based team agreements Work Schedule: 7:45am - 4:40pm Monday - Friday 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.