Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Published
February 13, 2020
Location
Bedford, Massachusetts
Job Type

Description

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Duties

Summary

The Domiciliary Unit identifies and addresses goals of rehabilitation, recovery, health maintenance, improved quality of life, and community integration in addition to specific treatment of medical conditions, mental illnesses, addictive disorders, and homelessness. The residential component emphasizes incorporation of clinical treatment gains into a lifestyle of self-care and personal responsibility.

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Responsibilities

The LPN, under the direct supervision of the RN, MD, DO, NP or PA is held accountable for delivering direct patient care to adult through geriatric aged patients. He/she recognizes the age-related needs and demonstrates knowledge and care appropriate to that age group. He/she considers the cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of the patients, demonstrates competence and correctly provides appropriate care for that age group or groups.

He/she directs patients in restorative techniques to preserve functioning and prevent complications through education (health and life skills}, exercise, ambulation, gait training, and bowel/bladder training.

  • Recognizes patient needs and providing appropriate care.
  • Carries out basic and advanced nursing procedures with knowledge of the underlying principles of the procedure.
  • Observes and reports changes in patients' physical condition and behavior.
  • Initiates appropriate action in emergency situations when there are critical changes in the patients' condition.
  • Collects data and collaborates in the assessment of the health status of the patient.
  • Participates in health teaching and counseling to promote, attain, and maintain the optimum health level for patients.
  • Performs support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures.
  • Promotes a safe and therapeutic environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Evenings (04:00pm- 12:00am) with rotation and Days (07:30am-04:00pm) with rotation
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT WITH A CLOSING DATE OF APRIL 30, 2020.

The first cut-off date for eligibility review and referral is February 21, 2020. Subsequently, applications will be reviewed and referred on a bi-weekly basis. Applications received after a cut-off date will be considered at the next cut-off date.

Applicants MAY receive consideration for 3 months from the date of their initial application. If you wish to be considered after that period, and the announcement is still open to receive applications, you must re-apply to indicate your continued interest.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

6

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