The Licensed Vocational Nurse GS-3 in the Primary Care/CBOC is a direct care provider whose scope of practice includes providing direct nursing care to patients in the ambulatory care setting at the VA Central California Health Care System, Fresno or Tulare, Merced or Oakhurst Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) of Primary Care Service. Incumbent practices in the outpatient care setting under the direction and supervision of the Clinic Nurse Manager The LVN is a member of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) consisting of (Veteran, Provider, RN Care Manager, Clinical Associate and Clerical Associate) and Expanded Team (Family/Caregiver, Social Worker, Pharmacist, Dietician, Internal and Community-Based Services) involved in providing care to the patient and in developing the PACT plan. The LVN/LPN is expected to demonstrate knowledge and ability to provide an apprentice level of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. They appropriately orient/train with more experienced LVN/LPN's in relation to acceptable standards of practice in promoting optimal patient care delivery. A key characteristic at the beginning grade level is an awareness of one's own knowledge, skills and abilities; and knowledge of when to seek help or guidance from a more experienced LVN or a senior member of the assigned PACT. Incumbent should have or quickly acquire the ability to provide effective education to patients and/or family members in relation to common disease processes, medication and/or treatment regimes. Acquire the ability to completely & confidently prepare, administer and appropriately document actions taken specific to commonly prescribed oral, topical, intradermal, subcutaneous, and/or intramuscular mediations, immunizations or skin tests as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Licensed Vocational Nurse- Primary Care/PD02394A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.