OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? A Recruitment / Relocation incentive is not authorized. The Licensed Practical Nurse serves as a point of contact care for the Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee. The Licensed Practical Nurse function is to provide, quality nursing care to a diverse veteran population of varying complexity in a variety of settings - Ambulatory Care, Primary Care, OR/Recovery, Community Living Center, Community Care (Home Care) Critical Care, Long Term Care, Medical/Surgical, Mental Health, Palliative Care, Surgical Subspecialties, MHDRRTP, Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury. The practice of each nurse is based on skill, experience, and research and has a direct impact in client outcomes for the assigned area and the facility as a whole. The Licensed Practical Nurse possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting. Duties include but not limited to: Communicates and interacts appropriately and courteously with internal and external customers. Maintains confidentiality of patient/employee information electronically, verbally, and written. Works and functions within a safe manner including infection control and operation of equipment. Integrates and applies pertinent aspects of the Medical Center performance improvement program into his/her professional practice. Utilizes nursing research, evidence based practice and literature in daily practice. Provides the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Handles conflict and problems in dealing with the customer constructively and appropriately. Attends to the care of the veteran in meeting the VA Medical Center's Vision and Mission. Work Schedule: Part Time- Two work schedules available 1. 20 hours a week (0.5 FTE) NOC Shift 2. 24 hours a week (0.6 FTE) PM Shift 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.