This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is seeking innovative Licensed Practical Nurses to become part of our Healthcare Team. Incumbents will provide nursing care to Veteran patients with consideration to psychosocial, cultural, and age specific needs. He/she will demonstrate the knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems, and knowledge of age specific differences from the adult or older population. This is an open continuous announcement; applicants will be reviewed and referred on a bi-weekly basis; the announcement will remain open until the position is filled. The announcement will be used to fill Licensed Practical Nurse position for the Various Units within the Medical Center. Nursing Operations Surgery Outpatient Clinic Mental Health Spinal Cord Injury Community Living Center Duties: - Work as part of RN/LPN care team - Administer medication according to policies and procedures. - Document observations, treatments, procedures, medications, etc., electronically. - Respond to secure messages - Perform vital signs and record - Competence with EKG, taking blood for glucometer, obtain lab specimen, screening of patients as needed, simple dressing change - Assist Providers with procedures - Conduct non-complex phone calls backs/follow-ups. - May be assigned to cross cover in other clinical areas within his/her competency level. Stocking of rooms, ordering of supplies, maintains and uses oxygen equipment. Work Schedule: Various Tours 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.