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Licensed Practical Nurse (Primary Care)

Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Duties Continued Assists Nurse Manager (NM) with management of encounters. Completes closure of patient encounters in a timely manner (within 24 hours of patient visit). Demonstrates appropriate designation of patient service connection, diagnosis, and procedures. Possesses knowledge and ability to access open encounter report in VISTA and collaborate with NM, Clinical Informatics, and HIMS (when needed) to properly close encounters for timely billing and reimbursement. Trains co-workers on closing encounters as indicated. Serves in a leadership role to optimize clinic efficiency and in assisting other staff to improve and advance their practice and efficiency. Serves as a resource for frequently used equipment in the clinic setting and uses appropriate procedures for equipment repair and maintenance. Functions as a role model for coworkers in guiding clinical and administrative practice. Coordinates work assignments of the clinic staff along with the NM/RN/Charge Nurse on a daily basis to ensure timely processing of appointments, minimal interruptions in patient care, and efficient clinic operations. Serves as a formal and informal preceptor/mentor for all new LPN/HT (and RN when needed) hires in the clinic. Participates in the interview process for selection of new staff hires when requested. Completes New Preceptor Workshop training. Leads PACT huddles effectively and serves as a resource for new clinical and administrative staff members re: PACT principles. Reviews and revises PACT schedule in advance of scheduled appointments and in conjunction with Data Warehouse/VSSC reports to optimize use of face-to-face, telephone, Nurse Health Maintenance, and other treatment modalities to improve patient outcomes. Demonstrates advanced knowledge and skill in preparation, administration, and documentation of commonly prescribed oral, topical, subcutaneous, and intramuscular medications permitted by facility policies and procedures and within the LPN Expanded Scope of Practice. Examples include administering immunizations, testosterone, influenza vaccinations, herpes zoster, pneumococcal, and Vitamin B12 injections. Performs a learning needs assessment and provides individual teaching for self-administration of specific medications. Recognizes subtle signs and symptoms of drug interactions and promptly notifies provider. Functions as a team leader for other LPNs and non-licensed staff (as needed). Provides feedback to NM or designee including but not limited to observations of care provided by team members. Other Duties as assigned Basic Requirements: 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 accredited by the Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing Inc. (ACEN) at the time the program was completed by the applicant. Verification can be obtained from the State approving agency or the Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 - Atlanta, GA 30326 Or from the http://www.nlnac.org/ACEN web site. All applicants must verify that the program where you received your Nursing Degree is accredited by checking to see if it is listed on either the state agency approved list or the ACEN list (see below) in order to meet the basic qualification requirements. IF your educational degree program is not listed on one of these websites and the program was accredited at the time you graduated, you will need to submit additional written documentation from one of these agencies or from the Director of the Nursing program of your school as proof of accreditation by the ACEN or the State. Your college transcripts are not proof of this documentation.*The Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing Inc.(ACEN), located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 - Atlanta, GA 30326 or call (404) 975-5000. The ACEN accredits all levels of nursing programs. Additional information may be obtained from the ACEN. http://www.acenursing.org/ . To Verify State Nursing Board: Google - State Nursing Board of _______(the state in which the school is located) and then look for the Board of Nursing approved LPN schools. Health care education in the military service or training in the military service which is accepted by the licensing body in the jurisdiction in which the individual is licensed as qualifying for LPN/LVN licensure will be accepted as meeting the education requirements for VHA employment. The education requirement is waived for VHA employees who were converted to appointments under 38 U.S.C. 7401(3) in implementation of Public Law 98-160, enacted November 21, 1983, and for VHA employees converted to appointments under 38 U.S.C. 7405 in implementation of Public Law 99-576, enacted October 28, 1986; and for their future personnel actions under this authority. The waiver will not apply to persons appointed under 38 U.S.C. 7401(3) or 7405 after these conversions. Licensure - Condition of employment. Active, full, current and unrestricted licensure as a Graduate Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico), of the United States or the District of Columbia. An LPN who has or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probation status may be appointed only in accordance with regulations issued by the Under Secretary for Health or designee. Proficient in spoken and written English - as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

Keywords: Veterans Health Administration, Chattanooga , Licensed Practical Nurse (Primary Care), Healthcare , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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