Licensed Practical Nurse - Mental Health/Geriatrics, Extended Care
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 618040100
Knowledge and skill to perform the nursing requirements to meet the physical and emotional states of our specialty care veteran population through initiation of actions to assist the veteran in achieving their goals of treatment and care; ability in observing the veterans physical or emotional well-being, ability to determine emergent behavioral health situations and initiate appropriate action, The Licensed Practical Nurse's overall objective is to assist the veteran in achieving their treatment goal, and to motivate and enhance the veteran's physical or emotional well-being. She/he is responsible for maintaining up to date mandatory training and attending required in-services as well as maintaining current BLS certification. The Licensed Practical Nurse will possess effective communication skills and customer service practices and be able to pass physical standards requirements. The Licensed Practical Nurse must be able to perform the physical techniques as taught in the Psychiatric and Management of Disturbed Behavior and the functions and responsibilities listed in the respective job description. For those positions in Long Term Care (LTC) staff will need to be skill or willing to be taught to deliver care in a geriatric/ long term acute setting. Assist the veteran in their recovery plan and treatment, effectively communicate or document their observations to other health care professionals such as activities of daily living, vital signs, veterans' daily behaviors, safety care concerns, and patient care findings Work Schedule: All Shifts, including weekends and holidays (Day shift requires rotation to either evenings or nights); Confirm shift availability with the hiring manager at the time of interview. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #:PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. 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.