The incumbent serves as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at the point of care for the Kansas City VA Medical Center and its Medical Subspecialty Outpatient Clinics. The LPN function is to provide quality nursing care to a culturally diverse veteran population of varying complexity in a team setting working under the direction of an RN and as part of the Patient Aligned Care Team, consisting of a Core Team (Patient, Provider, RN and Clerk) with a focus on patient centered care delivery. The LPN possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting. This broad based clinical knowledge enables the LPN to effectively implement health promotion and prevention interventions, manage acute and chronic illness states, assist veterans in the attainment of optimal levels of functioning through rehabilitation, and provide supportive measures for the dying patient and their significant others. The LPN possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to: - Communicate and interact appropriately and courteously with internal and external customers. - Maintain confidentiality of patient / employee information electronically, verbally, and written. - Work and function within a safe manner including infection control and operation of equipment. - Integrate and apply pertinent aspects of the Medical Center performance improvement program into his/her professional practice. - Utilize nursing research, evidence based practice and literature in daily practice. - Provide care appropriate to the bio-psychosocial needs of the population served. This knowledge includes an understanding of the changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population. He/ she must be able to assess and interpret data relating to the patient's current health status, which will facilitate the delivery of care appropriate to the age specific needs of the adult and geriatric patient. - Provide culturally competent care to a diverse patient population. - Practice requirements include BLS and/or ACLS where appropriate. The LPN is responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patient-driven holistic life care plan. The LPN demonstrates active collaboration, communication and problem solving with the PACT team. The LPN is responsible for actively participating as part of a high functioning team in meeting the PACT initiatives and outcomes. The LPN will be assigned to assist other PACT teams as needed. Work Schedule: Varied day shift tours, 730am to 4pm or 8am to 430pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598938800
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.