The LVN GS-06 performs assigned duties in a manner that promotes quality health care, positive customer service and the maintenance of an environment committed to serving the veteran. The LVN also performs assigned duties in a manner that promotes quality health care, outstanding customer service, and the maintenance of an environment committed to serving the veteran. LVNs at this grade level are expected to perform all duties within the scope of their license (e.g.medication administration); however, completed work may require routine or detailed higher level review depending upon the complexity of the duties involved. Provides care with minimal RN supervision to a select group of patients. Performs and documents focused assessments (i.e. pain assessment, fall risk assessment) and reports abnormal findings to the RN team leader, or charge nurse. Performs Accu-Check glucos-screen, takes and records vital signs and reports all significant deviations to the RN and/or health care provider immediately. Takes appropriate action as directed. Evaluates the nutritional needs for patients, including feeding assistance, and performs as necessary. Provides fluid needs and administers feeding by nasogastric, gastrostomy, jejunostomy, and enteral tubes. Actively participates in interdisciplinary team planning and patient care meetings. Utilizes problem-solving process when patient problems arise. Informs RN about data obtained pertaining to the problem. Offers solutions to problems and offers feedback to ancillary members emphasizing ways to improve performance. Accepts and mentor's non-RN staff and student nurses. Independently establishes priorities and varies the sequence of nursing care based on the patient's condition and/or response to treatment in order to accomplish assigned tasks by the end of the tour with limited supervision. Demonstrates proficiency in utilizing the Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) scanner to administer medications to a group of patients safely and efficiently. Is able to serve as a preceptor for other LVNs, and can instruct others in the appropriate use of BCMA for medication administration. Is able to trouble shoot when issues with the BCMA scanners arise. Is aware of the contingency policy for medication administration and documentation should the computer system be non-functional. Experience in an outpatient clinic setting is desired. Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to provide accurate physical, mental, and preventive health data collection skills. Ability to work at a fast pace. Demonstrates self-direction and flexibility in managing assignments. Must be effective in providing educational instructions to patients and others. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills when dealing with patients, families, all staff, and management at a professional level. Knowledge of and proficiency in keyboarding and basic computer operations. Flexibility in assignment scheduling. This may include working some Saturdays, some holidays, and flexible tours of duty (early/late hours). Work Schedule: 8-hour and or 12-hour shifts Schedule & tour are subject to change to meet the needs of the unit. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600091200
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.