Licensed Vocational Nurse - Patient Aligned Care Team
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Diego, California
Internal Number: 612818300
The LVN is responsible for providing direct patient care to and assisting with care coordination of Primary Care patients within Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACTs), supporting services and clinics throughout the VA San Diego Healthcare System. PACT clinics potentially operate between the hours of 0630 and 1800 Monday thru Saturday, requiring adequate nursing support. Location - Mission Valley CBOC 1. Provides direct patient care to Primary Care patients in accordance with Primary Care Standards and recommended practices/guidelines. 2. Gather additional data (face to face or via phone) related to patient needs for treatment determination of PACT. 3. Participates in ongoing quality improvement workplace activities, including conducting unit audits, as appropriate to the individual's position, education and practice environment. 4. Participates in PACT performance measure activities such as, but not limited to, non-complex 2-day post- discharge calls, clinical reminder compliance, aspects of chronic disease management. 5. Participates in daily and/or weekly PACT huddles. 6. Assists with coordinating care of patients, including patients consulted through Clinical Video Tele- Health visits. 7. Assure patients have pre-appointment requirements completed prior to PCP appointments. 8. Alerts providers (physicians/nurse practitioners) of abnormal signs and symptoms and/or abnormal test results to expedite care. 9. Assist with patient education related to managing risk factors, medications, procedures, and other medical regimens related to their disease process, within scope of practice. 10. Performs other duties as assigned. Preferred Experience Best qualified LVN applicants have: Minimum 1-2 year current Primary Care (PACT) experience; Clinical experience in caring for patients in Ambulatory Care; Ability to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary team; Ability to document using electronic medical record Work Schedule: 0630 - 1800 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.