The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse (Patient Aligned Care Team) to be a member of our Ambulatory Care Team at our new Howell, MI location. The Primary Care Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direction of a PACT RN and reports to the Nurse Manager. 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 care plan for life. The LPN demonstrates active collaboration and communication with Team let (Patient, Primary Care Provider, PACT RN and Clinical/Clerical Support Technician) and Larger Team (family/caregiver, internal and community based services and disciplines involved in providing care to the patient). Provide patient and family education regarding patient's condition, procedures, and preventive health care. Assists patients to identify and establish health goals using motivational interviewing techniques. Makes astute observations and thoroughly documents care and the patient's response. Appropriately seeks assistance and guidance by informing RN or medical provider of changes in the patient's condition requiring higher-level intervention. Participates in prioritizing and as appropriate, modifying patient care treatment. Performs assigned nursing care responsibilities requiring the use of advance equipment, technology, or knowledge in procedures performed. Maintains precise adherence to basic principles of asepsis, safety and universal precautions to provide a safe environment for patients, families and employees. Utilizes special equipment such as Doppler units, pulse oximetry, bladder scanner, EKG, point of care testing, and other instruments needed to perform the job duties. Provides one on one nursing care to assigned outpatients whose care requires close observation during procedures. Utilizes the computer to access patient data to verify appointments, review progress notes, and short medication profiles. Orders labs and/or looks up test results under specific clinic profile. Responsible for RME for all scopes and other equipment specific to their clinic assignment, and for cleaning non-reusable medical equipment between patients per standard operating procedures Work Schedule: 07:00a.m. to 8p.m., 8/10/12 hour TOD may be required; occasional Saturdays 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.