VA Iowa City is recruiting for one Licensed Practical Nurse for the Primary Care Service Line. This position will report to the Cedar Rapids Community Based Outpatient Clinic. United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education. Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) at the time the program was completed by the applicant. Verification can be obtained from the State approving agency or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006. Additional information may also be obtained from the NLNAC Website. Licensure: Full, active, current and unrestricted licensure as a licensed practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or District of Columbia. An LPN/LVN who has or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions in chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16 of this part. Physical Standards: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. English Language Proficiency. Licensed practical or vocational nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in [both] spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). ["1. The Ambulatory Care LPN reports directly to the Clinical Manager. 2. Adheres to the LPN scope of practice, the Nursing Code of Ethics, and local, VISN, and National Directives. 3. Provides basic nursing care; performs, reports, and records assigned nursing care done in their assignedclinic setting(s). These include, but are not limited to:\na. Medication administration, including injections.\nb. Obtaining and recording vital signs.\nc. Check expiration dates of medications and supplies prior to use.\nd. Perform delegated procedures.\ne. Timely & complete documentation. 4. Makes observations and thoroughly documents care and the patient's response. Appropriately seeks assistance and guidance by informing RN or LIP of changes in the patient's condition requiring higher-level intervention. 5. Promptly recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations and seeks assistance from other team members as needed to provide optimal medical care. 6. Provides education to patient and family, based on the Veteran's goals. 7. Demonstrates professional behavior and the ICARE values in all interactions with staff, Veterans, and visitors. 8. Adheres to standards of practice and safe technique in preparation and administration of medications and vaccines in the clinic setting. 9. Serves as an advocate and resource for the patient and family. 10. Demonstrates understanding of age and population specific characteristics that may affect health care needs of the Veteran. II. Adheres to principles of infection control, safety and universal precautions, as well as adheres to GEMS 12. Follows policies and procedures related to safety, security and fire/disaster drills, and actual events. 13. Maintains confidentiality of electronic, written, and or verbal patient information. 14. Assists in the minor procedures (obtain supplies, assist with positioning of patient, ensure comfort, privacy, monitor patient response to treatment, etc.) 15. Demonstrates ability and competence regarding utilization of specialty equipment in clinic setting. 16. Recognizes and appropriately responds to the breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action. 17. Analyzes own workflow to determine potential problem areas and recommends corrective action to improve coordination between various departments. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not AuthorizedFinancial\nDisclosure Report: Not required The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being."]
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.