The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct and indirect Licensed Practical/Vocational Nursing services to patients within the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs (RRTP) at the VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics. This population of Veterans has a varying degree of mental illness and co-morbidities requiring medical and psychiatric interventions. The LPN/VPN will care for Veterans with diagnosis ranges from Schizophrenia, Substance Abuse Disorders, Post Traumatic Disorder, Depressive Disorders, and Bi-Polar Affective Disorder. The LPN must demonstrate the ability to observe, identify and respond to the Veteran's needs for nursing, medication, point-of-care testing, and equipment-assisted care and to recognize deviations from normal. Other duties include but are not limited to the following: Responsible for Veteran and Family/Caregiver assessment for health literacy and education needs, including health coaching. Completes the Health Promotion/clinical reminders as appropriate documenting accordingly. Performs care that is demographically and environmentally appropriate. Uses techniques to de-escalate disruptive patients. Responsible for ongoing, continuous care of assigned panel of Veterans Prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and prepares treatments according to established policies/procedures. Recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations and seeks assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO. Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients and their families. Work Schedule: Days 12 hour shifts may include weekends/holidays 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.