License Practical Nurse - PACT

Location
Detroit, MI
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 30, 2018
Closes
Nov 29, 2018
Specialty
Managed Care
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The PACT LPN performs the following duties, reports pertinent clinical information to RN/PCP and documents nursing care:
  • Data collection by the utilization of all clinical reminders as outlined in the clinical guidelines standing order policy
  • Performing pre-visit phone calls to prepare the patient for the upcoming appointment by reviewing with the patient any needed information to provide an efficient clinic visit for both the patient and provider.
  • Maintain clinic workflow by ensuring patients are screened in a timely manner and assistance is provided to other teams when needed.
  • Provide coordination of care after the appointment
  • Utilize health coaching during pre-visit phone calls to guide patients to identify or achieve goals
  • Provide data collection from unscheduled patients and telephone calls
  • Contributing to secure messaging processes and forwarding messages as needed.
  • Provide patient and family health education
  • Interact and communicate appropriately with patients.
  • Adhere to standards of practice and safe techniques in administration of medications
  • Provide procedures and treatments: EKG, accucheck, Phlebotomy Bladder Scanner, Ear Lavage
  • Interact and collaborate with co-workers, team members, and customers
  • Attend and participate in team huddles and meetings, contribute to the health care plan for patients
  • Check expiration dates of medications and supplies
  • Maintain patient privacy
  • Maintain environmental standards
  • Maintain BLS and/or ACLS certification

Work Schedule: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm or 8:00 am - 4:30 pm rotating to include weekends as required
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Education. Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State [ ] agency and/or [accredited by] the National League for Nursing [Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)] at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
  • Licensure. Full, active, current and unrestricted licensure as a [ ] licensed practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or District of Columbia.
  • English Language Proficiency. Licensed practical or vocational nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in [both] spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).

Grade Determinations: This announcement is for the full performance level LPN which is described below. Only applicants that meets the full performance level determination will be referred.
GS-6. Completion of] at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN.
Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.
Knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patients' conditions; to use judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and to accurately recognize, report and record relevant] patient information. Completed work [should need] only a general review by a registered nurse [(RN) or physician (MD/DO)] for appropriateness and conformity with established policies/procedures.
Ability to observe, identify and respond to the patient's needs for [care, including] medication, equipment-assisted care and [patient/family education]. In [organizing and delivering] care, the [LPN/LVN recognizes and] considers emotional, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic, and age-related] factors.
Prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in patient's condition from prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately documenting noted changes, and reporting any deviations from normal to RN or MD/DO.
Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO, and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed.
Knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient motivations and reactions to situations, and ability to appropriately utilize this knowledge in working effectively with patients, family members, and other staff.
Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to elicit feelings and attitudes, and to promote positive relationships, communication and socialization skills. Fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery. Effectively incorporates knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in all interactions with patients, family members, and/or other internal/external customers.
Knowledge and skill in performing support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient's condition before, during, and following the procedure. Serves as a preceptor in orienting, educating, and training less experienced LPNs/LVNs or NAs/HTs related to support duties for these more complex, specialized tests/procedures.
Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice.

References: VA Handbook 5005/3, Appendix G13. Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standard.

Physical Requirements: The position may require heavy lifting, heavy carrying, straight pulling; pushing of patients and equipment; walking, repeated bending and standing (8-12 hours). Applicants are required to use universal precaution when in direct or indirect patient contact. The LPN may occasionally be exposed ot patients with behavioral or psychiatric disorders. The LPN must be mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations as well as the ability to shift priorities based on patients needs.None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Current LPN License
  • Resume
  • Transcript

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Current LPN License
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

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