Licensed Practical Nurse-Intermittent Float Pool (Acute Hospital)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Battle Creek, Michigan
Internal Number: 613070400
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will support the VA response efforts to COVID-19 and will float in all of the following departments, the Acute Hospital, Extended Care, and Mental Health Service providing patient care and supporting providers in these areas. LPN is directly responsible to the Nurse Manager and will be accountable for the provision of direct patient care and for the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse population with complex needs. The Float Licensed Practical Nurse is able to provide direct and indirect nursing care to a wide range of patients such as postoperative patients, acutely ill patients, hospice, or psychiatry patients. The Float LPN may be assigned to assist in different units within the Acute Hospital Service, Extended Care, and Mental Health. Unit assignments will be variable based on staffing needs and staffing priorities. The Float LPN will be required to be flexible, floating to different departments based on needs of the organization. Primary responsibilities will be acting completing assessments and reassessments, medication administration, treatment administration/interventions, Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) care, education, completion of required documentation and involvement in committee, workgroup or quality initiatives. They may have daily duties assigned by charge nurse or supervisor. They will demonstrate competency by utilizing the nursing process not only on an individual level but as a unit/team. They will demonstrate leadership by involving others in the improvement of care. They will support the client in self-demonstration and act as a patient advocate. They will serve as a resource on ethical issues, serve as a preceptor or mentor, participate in quality improvement activities and will participate in education activities to improve their role and expertise. They will be able to evaluate self and others using professional standards and will take action to improve performance as an individual and as a unit/team. They will use group process to identify, analyze, research, and resolve care problems within their unit. They will function in a charge nurse role as needed. They will act as a team player and assist other units as needed. The Float Licensed Practical Nurse demonstrates the ability to work effectively with others, to initiate and lead groups of patients, and/or other personnel. The Float LPN demonstrates professional nursing practice, which has been characterized by leadership in improving care. Additionally, the Float LPN uses sound clinical judgement in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting and evaluating nursing care. The Float LPN applies current concepts and findings from research and/or studies to practice and shares clinical expertise with professional and supportive personnel. The Float LPN accurately documents and reports care. They identify, analyze, and resolves patient care problems whose resolution results in a significant improvement of nursing care to individual and/or groups of patients. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts determined by the supervisor- 8-12 hours per pay period (bi-weekly) Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Licensed Practical Nurse-Intermittent Float Pool (Acute Hospital)/000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): 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.