~INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED~ The Wound Care Team provides comprehensive holistic care using the nursing process in the coordination and management of a team of caregivers for a group of patients with acute and chronic wounds, fistulas, pressure ulcers, and ostomies. The LPN is the primary customer service representative for the outpatient wound care clinics. Duties include but are not limited to: Administrative duties: Provides continuous point of contact for administrative issues for patients in the Wound and Skin Care Program clinics Greets patients and visitors, answers telephones and refers calls to appropriate staff or records messages Answers patient inquiries regarding services available and assists in coordinating follow-up appointments Manages clinic schedule and schedules appointments following VA policies, procedures and business rules Reviews check out form after visit with patient and coordinates follow-up appointments and issues laboratory, x-ray, travel or other information or requests for services as indicated Enters work orders for repair of equipment Clinical duties: Facilitates patient flow by placing the Veteran in the room, preparing patient for the provider, taking vital signs and weight, obtaining pertinent information for the visit and addressing clinical reminders as appropriate Maintains patient care supplies at appropriate levels in all rooms used by the Wound and Skin Program; restocks wound, wound vac and ostomy carts and shelves as needed and ensures products are not expired; removes defective equipment, expired supplies, reports hazards, and observes safety regulations Enters specific information in the patient's medical record; enters information regarding the care given and condition and progress of the patient following designated charting procedures Performs authorized treatment procedures such as: set up and regulate the flow of oxygen, O2 saturation, ECG, phlebotomy, administration of oral/IM/subcutaneous medication, vaccines, capillary blood glucose testing, doppler for vascular testing, wound cleansing, wound photography, application of topical medications, dressing changes and compression wraps or stockings Observes patient for changes in clinical condition and reports to the RN, ARNP or MD/DO Assists provider in diagnostic examinations and treatments by positioning, draping patients and assisting with instruments as necessary Teaches patients and family members about wound care treatments, self-care behaviors and general health education The LPN may provide coverage at the Seattle campus as needed. Work Schedule: As determined by Management Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Licensed Practical Nurse (Wound Care)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): 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.