The primary purpose of the LVN is to perform assigned duties in a manner that promotes quality health care, position customer service and the maintenance of an environment committed to serving the veteran. The LVN performs under close supervision of the Nurse Manager or designee. Assigned tasks require basic technical competence and skill. Duties may include but are not limited to the following: Performs and documents focused assessment and reports abnormal findings to the Charge Nurse, Nurse Manager and/or RN Team Leader. As the Charge Nurse, the LVN within their scope of practice, effectively assigns, manages and directs other LVNs and Nurses' Aides in the delivery of patient/resident care. The LVN demonstrates the ability to assign patients/residents care needs and the capability of the staff to meet those needs. Demonstrates a basic ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patients' conditions; to use judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and to accurately recognize, report, and record relevant patient information. The LVN demonstrates technique in performing, reporting, and recording assigned nursing care, including, but not limited to: 4.1. Administers oxygen therapy Medication administration to include IV medication if certified Completes clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated Ensures medications/supplies are not expired and removed from inventory Accurately performs delegated procedures and treatments Assists with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment, positioning patient, ensuring comfort and privacy. EKG, lab draws Data collection and documentation intervention of patient visit in applicable nursing note. Based on the patient's goals, reinforces patient and family health education, to include self-management, prevention and wellness. Assists in medication reconciliation. Notifies the provider of changes. Measures, records vital signs and enters them in CPRS. Reports all significant deviations to the RN and/or health care provider immediately. Applies skin tests and measures and documents results Visual acuity tests Closes encounters daily Completes daily check of the AED. Complete the Blood Glucose meter check daily, as applicable Adheres to standards of practice and safe technique in preparation and administration of medication. Demonstrates proficiency in utilizing the Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) system to administer medication to individual or a group of patients safely and efficiently. Identifies urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance and intervenes as directed when appropriate. Technically proficient in initiating, performing, and completing assigned duties, treatments to include the use of specialized instruments/equipment. Takes initiative in identifying the need to modify patient care plans and considers physical, emotional and social factors. Preferred Experience: At Least 1 year of long term care/rehab/hospice/skilled nursing experience BLS Work Schedule: Can include any of the following shifts; 5:00am-1:30pm; 6:00am-2:30pm; 7:30am-4pm; 1:00pm-9:30pm; 3:30pm-12mid; 11:30pm-8:00am; 7:30pm-8am; 7:30am-8pm; 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.