Licensed Practical Nurse
Employment Type: Full-Time
The Licensed Practical Nurse assists practitioners with patient care, physical examinations, ancillary tests, and performs a variety of clerical duties. Uses the nursing process and evidenced based practice to collaborate with the core PACT Team (Primary Care Provider, RN and Medical Assistant) and expanded PACT Team including family/ caregiver, VA, and community based services involved in developing the patient care plan.
Patient Care: Actively assists practitioners with patient care, physical examinations and ancillary tests.
Practices specialized skills in patient assessment such as but not limited to: triages, blood pressure checks, injections, insulin teaching via telephonic and direct contact with patient in order to facilitate care transition internally as well as externally meet the patients' need
Triages unscheduled patients requesting care the same day by identifying acute patient needs and mobilizing a care team for optimal patient outcomes.
Acts as point person within PACT Team, by coordinating daily huddles, identifying high acuity patients and identifying Veterans at risk for uncoordinated care
Assists in co-managed care collaboration with non-VA providers, and facilities.
Provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's total health goals. This may include patient teaching, preparing education materials and providing individual management of patients needing extra support, including those with chronic conditions.
Monitors VA discharge list and contacts patients for follow up after hospital or other facility discharges.
Maintains confidentiality of veterans' data and information.
Complies with all VA and company training requirements.
Consults as permitted by VAMC.
Compliance: Fulfill compliance requirements of the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Joint Commission (JC), Environment of Care (EOC) oversight, lab compliance and other related items.
Clinical Outcomes: Remain focused on achieving excellent clinical outcomes through the specified VA guidelines.
Assists administrator in maintaining professional and educational competencies of staff.
Leads regular Nurse staff meetings and acts as mentor and resource to nursing staff.
Customer Service: Must provide excellent customer service to each veteran, both in person and over the phone, as well as to fellow colleagues and clinic visitors.
Establish and maintain a warm, welcoming and professional atmosphere for our colleagues and veterans, ensuring needs and expectations are consistently met.
Collaborates with Clinic leadership to resolve veteran concerns or complaints.
Enrollment Growth: Participate in the clinic's outreach events to help support the clinic's enrollment initiatives.
Save & Recapture: Support patient enrollment and retention in appointments, follow-up visits or nurse visits.
Strategic Initiatives: Embrace and support new initiatives, whether clinical or operational.
Minimum 1 year experience as a nurse in a related primary care or ambulatory care setting; government healthcare environment preferred. Specific requirements could vary based on individual VA contract.
Must be credentialed and remain in good standing through the Veterans Health Administration (VA).
Must comply with and maintain all requirements for a valid, unrestricted license in the state of desired employment, or in any U.S. state or territory, depending on VA contractual requirements.
Current certification in Basic Life Support (must be renewed periodically as specified by the certifying agency - AHA valid for two years, e.g.) and in ACLS as specified by individual VAMC contract
Proficiency in written and spoken English.
Strong computer skills, including EMR experience
Energetic and optimistic demeanor
Strong service mentality and a focus on achieving all aspects of defined service standards
This is considered a safety sensitive position.
Valor is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.