The incumbent serves as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at the point of care for the Kansas City VA Medical Center and the Employee Health Program. The LPN function is to provide quality nursing care to a culturally diverse employee population. The incumbent serves as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at the point of care for the Kansas City VA Medical Center and the Employee Health Program. The LPN function is to provide quality nursing care and administrative support to a culturally diverse employee population. The LPN is supervised by an Advanced Practice Nurse, Physician, or Nurse Manager. The practice of each LPN is based on skill, experience, and research and has a direct impact on client outcomes for the assigned area and the facility as a whole. 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. This individual will also have full administrative responsibility for the EOH program which includes but is not limited to maintenance of employee files, data entry, reporting metrics, scheduling appointments, and providing guidance to current and potential employees on their occupational health needs. 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm Functional Statement Title/#: Primary Care - Employee Health LPN Functional Statement 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.