The LVN is an advocate for the patient and the patient's family and promotes safety by practicing within their scope of practice and in accordance with local policy and procedures. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. Position is temporary not to exceed 2 years. If you are a permanent VA or Federal Employee, you should apply under CAZM-11130273-21-JG. *** Bargaining Position *** Join the El Paso VA Health Care System as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in Primary Care at the Las Cruces Community-Based Outpatient Clinic. You will be responsible for conducting patient screening, performing vital signs, recognizing normal/abnormal vital signs for age group, communicating screening findings to provider, completing clinical reminders, attending daily huddles, administering oral and intramuscular medication, conducting patient calls, completing patient reminders, closing open encounters, scrubbing patient lists, serving as a member of the rapid response team, performing dressing changes, and assisting -providers with necessary procedures. Each assigned LVN will conduct blood pressure and glucose checks as ordered by the provider. All clinical documentation is entered in the electronic patient record with strict security protocols followed. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Alternate schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization.) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Preferred Experience: One year of experience as an LVN Must have computer skills to include Microsoft Word, Excel, and the ability to navigate a computerized patient record system At least 1 year of experience in a Primary and Ambulatory Care setting preferred Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (up to 1 hour); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6 hours); Standing (up to 6 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Kneeling (up to 1 hour); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental & Emotional stability.
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.