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Licensed Practical Nurse - Rice Lake CBOC

VA Medical Center

Rice Lake, WI
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Licensed Practical Nurse - Rice Lake CBOC
Rice Lake, WI

Major Responsibilities


Collects blood, urine, or other specimens in a courteous manner from clinic outpatients for a wide variety of requested laboratory and technical equipment tests, including timed specimens, fasting specimens, and peak and trough drug levels. Acts in a professional manner and ensures the patient is as comfortable as possible. This includes using special drawing techniques, assuring appropriate patient preparation, use of appropriate collection containers or tubes, and obtaining appropriate specimen volumes. Verifies the patient as the individual denoted on the request and labels all tubes/containers with the patient's name, social security number, date, and time to ensure proper identification.

Receives and/or accessions requests for laboratory and technical equipment testing, verifying the accuracy and completeness of these requests. Interacts with the appropriate clinic/hospital personnel to clarify orders or correct any discrepancies.

Controls laboratory and technical equipment supply inventory. Ensures a sufficient stock of supplies, reagents, standards, and controls are available at all times by ordering adequate quantities from commercial sources or prepares a variety of specialized solutions or reagents using established procedures.

Performs routine point of care testing procedures using manual, instrumental, or automated techniques in accordance with established protocols. Recognizes and reacts to indicators of malfunction and implements corrections. Verifies or confirms laboratory and technical equipment results and reports critical value results to the appropriate individuals as necessary.


Calibrates, standardizes, adjusts, and maintains laboratory and technical equipment and point of care instruments. Verifies correct instrument operation using established procedures and quality control checks. Identifies the cause of common problems and makes simple repairs. Consults with ancillary testing coordinator or equipment vendor to resolve issues when necessary.

Conducts quality control procedures on equipment, reagents, and products, as well as maintains proper records for quality control/quality assurance reports or reviews. Takes appropriate action to make corrections and solve problems. Communicates any concerns with supervisor or ancillary testing coordinator.

Maintains and controls comprehensive laboratory and technical equipment records including laboratory and technical equipment eyewash station inspections.

Packages specimens for transport to reference laboratories in accordance with existing policies and regulations. This includes storing/shipping specimens at the correct temperature and in the appropriate containers.

Recognizes emergency situations and takes the necessary action. Establishes priority for emergency orders. Must have current CPR/Basic Life Support certification to care for patients who become ill, arrest, or faint while having blood drawn. Recognizes any physical or mental changes in patients while they are in the laboratory and technical equipment and reports findings to appropriate personnel.

Based on demonstrated competencies, cross cover for checking in and checking out patients for Primary and Specialty services including TeleHealth as needed. Including but not limited to completing clinical reminders, medication administration, delegated procedures and treatments.




Work Schedule:  This is a part time job of 32 hours a week.

Functional Statement Title/#:  Licensed Practical Nurse/ #000000

Probationary Period:  May be required to serve a one-year probationary period



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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