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Licensed Practical Nurse (Durham Outpatient Specialities Clinic)

VA Medical Center

Durham, NC
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Licensed Practical Nurse (Durham Outpatient Specialities Clinic)
Durham, NC




The Durham Outpatient Specialty Clinic maintains the health and manages the care for patients with a variety of medical problems including hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, congestive heart failure and other chronic diseases.  The clinic is staffed by providers (attending physicians, mid-level providers), registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, pharmacists, social workers and medical support assistants.  The LPN has an encounter with patients on each visit for screening, education and referrals.  Using protocols, nursing staff can order tests, lab work, enter consult requests and administer immunizations.    Nurse visits provide care for patient issues not requiring a provider appointment, for example such as blood pressure checks, blood sugar monitoring, medication administration, immunizations, ear irrigations and education related to disease/self-management and equipment. 


The LPN will work under the direction of the RN and report to the Nurse Manager.  He or she will perform, report and record assigned nursing care in Specialty Clinics, including, but not limited to:

·         Ortho

·         Neurology

·         Cardiology

·         Urology

·         ENT

·         8A Specialty Clinics

He/she will assisting with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment, positioning patients, ensuring comfort and privacy, as well as monitoring patient during procedures. Other duties include, but are not limited to the following:

1.       Documentation of care activities;

2.       Treatments and delegated tasks

3.       Medication administration and oxygen therapy

4.       Clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated


5.      Cleaning and reprocessing of reusable medical equipment



TOUR OF DUTY: The individual selected will be required to work Monday-Friday, 8 hour tours between the hours of 7 am-6:00 pm, with occasional Saturdays. 


Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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