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Licensed Vocational Nurse - Ambulatory Care

VA Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA
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Licensed Vocational Nurse - Ambulatory Care
Los Angeles, CA


The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is seeking experience Ambulatory Care Licensed Nurses (LVNs) to work in our Primary & Ambulatory Care Clinics located in West Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles, and the Sepulveda Campus.  He/she functions as a member of the Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) and will be responsible to assist with the day-to-day operations of the clinic.  The Ambulatory Care LVN will ensure that Veteran-centered healthcare is provided and delivered in a quality, timely, accessible and respectful manner, consistent with the missions, goals and objectives of the Veterans Health Administration.



Include but are not limited to the following:

1. Delivers a broad range of vocational nursing care to a group of patients in a variety of settings.

2. Monitors patients for illness or incapacity.

3. Evaluates and observes patients, identifying obvious and subtle deviations.

4. Recognizes emergent situations and initiates appropriate interventions.

5. Uses practical knowledge of human motivation behavior and reactions to situations.

6. Acts as a patient advocate in facilitating patient care.

7. Exercises self-direction in performing the most complex LVN assignments involving both standard and non-standard specialized activities

8. Participates in identifying, developing, and conducting self-reliance health related teaching programs for patients and families.

9. Contributes to the interdisciplinary team in developing, implementing and evaluating patient treatment plans.

10. Maintains and orders adequate supplies, drugs, and equipment necessary for clinic functions.

11. Participates in clinic Quality Assurance activities.

12. Assists in maintaining accurate logs and statistics as required.

13. Reviews patient records for preventive care, tracts preventive care and conducts patient education associated with chronic disease.

14. Performs other duties as assigned depending on nursing care demands and/or needs.

15. Performs blood draws, EKGs, medication administration and implementation of orders for patient care in select areas.

16. Prepares rooms and patients for examinations and takes responsibility for coordinating smooth patient flow in the clinic area.


Duty Location: Will be at one of the following depending on facility needs ~

1. West Los Angeles Medical Center ~11301 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles CA 90073

2. VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center ~ 16111 Plummer St North Hills, CA 91343

 3. VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center ~351 East Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012


Duty Schedule: Monday - Friday 8 hour shifts up to 5:30 pm (No weekends or holidays)

Functional Statement : LVN/GS 04-06


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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