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 PAY SCHEDULE VA73 The LPN SUDTP must be able 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. The LPN SUDTP provides direct patient care and administrative support to SUDTP patients under the programmatic supervision and direction of the Supervisory Program Coordinator, SUDTP. Duties include, but not limited to: 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. Prepare and administer prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intra-muscular and/or intravenous) and other routes, and perform treatments according to established policies/procedures. Recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO, and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed. Foster an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery. Effectively incorporate knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in all interactions with patients, family members, and/or other internal/external customers. Perform support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized 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. Serve as a preceptor in orienting, educating, and training less experienced LPNs or NAs/HTs related to support duties for these more complex, specialized tests/procedures. Modify and direct patient's behavior and assists in therapeutic rehabilitation programs as a member of a treatment team. This position has no supervisory or lead responsibilities. Other duties as assigned Work Schedule: This is a float position. Per 80 hour pay period, the work schedule will be: 6 (six), 12-hour shifts, from 6:00pm to 6:00am and 1 (one) 8-hour shift from 10L00pm to 6:00am. Days of the week may vary, and weekend work may be included. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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