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License Practical Nurse

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

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Mattoon, IL

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Summary OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - \To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan\ - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http:\/\/www.vacareers.va.gov\/ VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. VA is committed to an ethical culture. All employees are expected not only to abide by all government ethics laws, but also to avoid any actions that raise even the appearance of impropriety. Duties The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assigned to the Community Based Outpatient Clinic is held accountable for delivering direct patient care to adult through geriatric Veterans for both acute and chronic diseases in an outpatient clinic setting. He\/she recognizes age related needs and demonstrates knowledge and care appropriate to those age groups. He\/she considers the cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of Veterans and demonstrates competence in doing so. Recognizes culture differences in Veterans and demonstrates ability to understand and respect the Veteran's culture values, beliefs, and practices. He\/she provides Veterans and their significant other\/s with basic education to prevent acute and chronic disease, and to maintain and\/or improve health status and quality of life in the outpatient setting. He\/she may be a primary nurse to a provider in general medical and\/or specialty clinics under that provider's immediate supervision for the day-to-day operation of that\/those clinics, and requires little direct supervision. The Nurse Manager\/RN designee provides professional nursing consultation, supervision and\/or back-up as needed. The LPN-6 may be the sole nurse, under direct clinical supervision of the provider during Extended Hours Clinics. He\/she interfaces with a variety of VA and community providers directly, over the phone, through correspondence, and electronically via the computer, fax modality, and teleconferencing. He\/she participates in a variety of quality improvement functions as a vital team member of the Illiana Health Care System Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:45am - 4:15pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required $43,490 $53,039 Job Details Application Open Date 1\/10\/2018

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Website : http://www.va.gov/

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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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