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 Out Patient Clinic provides outpatient care for Veteran with a variety of health disorders; with age ranges from young adult to geriatric. The position's essential function is to chaperone and assist with sensitive female exams/procedures for Gynecology Providers. The LPN is responsible for the set up, turnover and processing of reusable medical equipment (RME). Duties include but are not limited to: Provides care to patients in a clinic setting by observing and reporting changes in the patient's condition, administering medications, assisting with procedures and treatments, including the documentation of patient interactions, using the Computerized Patient Record System. Provides clinic chaperoning, pre-medicating and assisting with sensitive exams and GYN Surgical procedures. Ensures smooth functioning and efficiency of the Gynecology clinic. Provides chaperone services to veterans undergoing sensitive physical (i.e. pelvic/GYN) exams and procedures. Provides effective education to patients and/or family members in relation to common disease processes, medications, and/or prescribed diagnostic and/or treatment regimes, as directed. Completes Health Promotion screenings to include behavioral health and immunizations. Reviews clinic schedules to ensure that they accurately reflect provider availability. Ensures that schedules are reviewed prior to visit to confirm the necessary records have been obtained, length and type of appointment is appropriate, and to review pertinent history to handoff to the provide. Communicates any concerns or deviations from normal practice pattern to the appropriate entity. Manages communication with patients through phone calls, secure messaging, and/or CPRS alerts. Collaborates and promotes teamwork with colleagues of the Women's Health Clinic (General Medicine Service Line) to coordinate shared workspaces (i.e. clean and disinfect rooms, stock supplies, transporting labs). Ensure availability of workspace based on provider schedules. Serves as a resource point of contact/mentor to other LPNs for frequently used equipment in the clinic setting and ensures that appropriate protocol for equipment use, cleaning, repair, and maintenance is followed. Functions as a role model for coworkers in guiding clinical practice while encouraging and promoting positivity in the workplace. Ensures that all pathology and cytology results are properly documented, tracked, and communicated with providers. Also ensures that results are communicated to patients in a timely manner per VA policy. Assists the providers with completing FMLA paperwork for upcoming surgeries, and placing/pending orders for pre-operative labs, tests, supplies, and lodging. Participates in projects and committees within the VA. Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills. Will provide coverage at the Seattle campus as needed. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30AM - 4:00PM Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Practical Nurse - Gynecology/Urology/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy Hermann at Stacy.Hermann@va.gov and Taia Henderson at Taia.Henderson@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.