This is an External job announcement. Current permanent Chillicothe VA Medical Center employees, permanent VA employees from another facility, and current permanent employees from another Federal Agency MUST apply under the INTERNAL announcement, CBSR-11258413-22-JD. **This is a part time position that will work 40 hours during the two weeks pay period. ** The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) within the acute Mental Health unit provides care to our Veterans in need of acute short stay mental health treatment. The LPN will maintain acceptable standards of practice within a health care setting under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or physician. He/she will be accountable for ensuring the delivery of safe nursing care for a group of patients based on their role in the nursing process, taking into consideration each patient's developmental stage, progressing from young adult to geriatric stage. The incumbent is expected to comply with all mandated annual review requirements, rotate to clinical areas as assigned and take responsibility for attending in-services and continuing education. Job duties may include administering medications, educational groups, providing one to one care at times, patient count, ADLs, and helping ensure the safety of the Veterans while providing optimal care. Mental health experience is preferred but not required. The Practical Nurse receives written assignments and verbal instructions from the registered nurse Team Leader. The employee is expected to carry out the assignment without further direction unless unusual or unforeseen problems arise. The Practical Nurse performs assigned duties with periodic supervision by the nurse Team Leader. The Practical Nurse works under the supervision of the registered nurse The Practical Nurse receives written and verbal assignments from the registered nurse. Performs patient care without detailed instructions. The Practical Nurse usually functions independently with minimal supervision. Seeks guidance and direction when unsure of functions to be accomplished. The Nurse Manager evaluates work performance, reviews work performance with employee and makes recommendations as appropriate. Work Schedule: Sunday through Saturday All shifts, Possible days, evening and night shifts may be required. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Licensed Practical Nurse - Mental Health 10/21 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
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.