Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Short Term. Rehab. / Skilled Care
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Danville, Illinois
Internal Number: 626050700
A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is approved. The LPN assigned to Geriatrics, located at the VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville, IL, provides direct patient care to adult through geriatric aged patients, recognizing the age-related needs and demonstrating the knowledge and care appropriate for that age group. The LPN, Geriatrics, provides effective education to residents and/or families members in relation to common disease processes, medication, and/or prescribed treatment regimes. Duties include but not limited to: Considers the cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation need of the resident, demonstrates competence and correctly provides appropriate care for that age group or groups; Recognizes culture differences in residents and demonstrates ability to understand and respect the resident's culture, values, beliefs, and practices; Directs patients in restorative techniques to preserve functioning and prevent complications through exercise, ambulation, gait training, bowel/bladder training, socialization groups, and activity of daily living (ADL) training; Assures Do Not Resuscitate and advanced directive issues are addressed in record and resident identification. Resident identification is in place; Uses proper channels to resolve ethical issues; Recognizes common medical, surgical, psychiatric conditions managed in Geriatrics and uses appropriate techniques as taught to respond to care required for these conditions; Directs patient in restorative techniques to preserve functioning and prevent complications. Work Schedule: Full Time; Day Shift Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm, Rotating Weekends, Holidays, and to drop down to cover off 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.