The primary purpose of the LVN is to perform assigned duties in a manner that promotes quality health care, position customer service and the maintenance of an environment committed to serving the veteran. Develops and delivers virtual and digital technologies which help Veterans communicate synchronously and asynchronously with their health care teams and coordinate, track and manage their health care. These technologies may include, but are not limited to, Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT), Store and Forward Telehealth (SFT), Video Conferencing, VA Video Connect (VVC), VA Mobile, My HealtheVet (MHV), Home Telehealth (HT), and other telehealth applications. These technologies are used to deliver care to Veterans located at various institutional and non-institutional settings, such as the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs), Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), State Veteran Homes, Vet Centers, homeless shelters, Indian Health Services (IHS) clinics, Department of Defense (DOD) facilities and other affiliated organizations as well as directly to Veterans in their home These duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to): The LVN will have laboratory duties in addition to the duties listed above. These include, but are not limited to: Performs phlebotomy (venipuncture) and urine specimen collection on patients ranging from minimally to critically ill who may be hard to draw. The LVN will obtain venous blood specimens from adults using knowledge of human anatomy, aseptic technique, and phlebotomy material selection (i.e. vacutainer, syringe, butterfly, etc.) Conveys to the patient the intention of performing a phlebotomy while showing understanding and empathy for the patient's condition. Assists in training other personnel (employees and student trainees) in proper phlebotomy and specimen collection techniques. Performs processing procedures ( centrifugation, splitting specimens into aliquots under the guidance of others, requiring knowledge of the correct type tube, amount of specimen needed, and procedure to be followed according to the test requested). Performs glucose tolerance testing by administering pretest substances, drawing blood at specific time intervals. Assists in disinfecting and closing the Phlebotomy Room at the end of the shift. Contacts Medical Staff in handling patients in cases of fainting, convulsions, and illness. Telehealth Duties and responsibilities include (but not limited to); The LVN will be responsible for performing, recording, and reporting assigned nursing care and will use telehealth technologies to provide care, facilitate access, and improve the outcomes of Veterans through the application of various modalities. The LVN will work collaboratively among various participating services in the administration, management and delivery of Telehealth services. The LVN provides education and expectations to providers, staff, and patients as it relates to the Telehealth programs Preferred Experience: 1-2 years working as a Licensed Vocational Nurse Experience performing phlebotomy but not required Work Schedule: 0730-4, 07-330,08-430,0830-5pm. May require later clinic hours based on clinic need. 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.