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Licensed Practical Nurse

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Summary The H.J. Heinz Community Living Center is composed of long term care and skilled units with a variety of specialties. The Long Term Care Units of the facility offer long term care to residents with a variety of chronic illnesses. Additionally, residents may be offered rehabilitation, as well as temporary placement if they are unable to return to their homes. The skilled units provide skilled care to residents with acute and chronic medical, as well as surgical diagnoses. The majority of these residents have complex needs requiring skilled nursing assessment and resident monitoring and IV infusions. The CLC also provides palliative and hospice care, offering comfort rather than cure to the residents with extensive disease that is life-limiting. The focus of care is pain control, symptom management and relief of suffering. In addition, nursing staff provide spiritual and emotional support to both residents and families. Work Schedule: Rotating, Daylight, Evening, Night tour rotation. Weekend\/Holiday rotation. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This is a bargaining unit position. This position is not eligible for telework.This position does not require a financial agreement. Duties The LPN, is organizationally and administratively responsible to the Registered Nurse, Assistant Nurse Manager,& Nurse Manager. Uses sound clinical judgment demonstrates the ability to vary the order and sequence of assignments based on patients' conditions and needs. Recognizes deviations from normal and demonstrates the ability to respond to patients' immediate and long term needs. As needed, prepares and administers medications correctly and understands the action and side effects of all medications administered. Performs complex treatments and procedures with exceptional skill and knowledge. Participates in Interdisciplinary Treatment Team meetings to assist in developing rehabilitative treatment goals for patients. As needed, provides escort duties to veterans based on their care needs. Delivers nursing care as needed and directed on any of the floors in the long term care center i.e., emergency situation, staffing shortage, special projects. Applies knowledge of effective verbal interventions and preventative tactics when confronted with an aggressive and potentially assaultive patient. Utilizes knowledge of physical, social and emotional factors when planning patient care and uses this knowledge appropriately in Condition A & C and Code Blue emergencies. Recognizes and initiates life saving measures appropriately in the absence of other members of the health care team. Participates in planning and\/or implementation of Condition A & C and Code Blue drills. Assists the professional nurse and allied health professionals in the planning implementation of patient educational and recreational activities. $35,333 $51,614 Job Details Application Open Date 4\/11\/2018

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
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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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