The primary purpose of the Licensed Vocational Nurse is to perform assigned duties in a manner that promotes quality health care, customer service and the maintenance of an environment committed to servicing veterans. This position is assigned to Nursing Service located at the Cedar Park - Patient Care Aligned Team (PACT). The primary purpose of the Licensed Vocational Nurse is to perform assigned duties in a manner that promotes quality health care, customer service and the maintenance of an environment committed to serving veterans. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Performing and documenting focused assessment and reports abnormal findings to the Charge Nurse, Nurse Manager and/or RN Team Leader. Licensed Vocational Nurse effectively assigns, manages and directs other LVNs and Nurses' Aides in the delivery of patient/resident care. 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. 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. 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. 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. Applies skin tests and measures and documents results COLLABORATIVE/COLLEGIALITY Demonstrates a variety of basic communication skills and professional behaviors that promote cooperation and teamwork with internal and external customers. Practices good customer service in all work activities. Displays courtesy, empathy, tact, and respect for patients, families/significant others, and hospital staff. Promotes personal and professional integrity in the workplace. Uses the proper chain of command for communication. Completes orientation and accepts responsibility for maintaining clinical competence and knowledge of current nursing practice. Submits completed annual self-evaluation to the supervisor in a timely manner by the requested deadline. Completes and instructs peers on mandatory reviews, including motivational interviewing, in order to promote patient self-management toward individualized life plan of care. Consistently identifies his/her education needs and accepts responsibility for maintaining clinical competence and knowledge. PROGRAM/ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS Complies with infection control practices, such as hand washing and wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment. Demonstrates safe work practices. Complies with safety rules and regulations for safe job performance and fire protection. Follows policy and procedures related to fire and disaster drills, safety and security measures Demonstrates understanding for age and population-specific characteristics that affect the health care needs of veterans. Promptly reports all accidents to supervisor and notifies supervisor promptly of unsafe or unhealthy environmental situations/conditions. Corrects safety hazards promptly. Puts broken equipment out of service immediately, tags it as such, and follows-through for appropriate disposition of broken equipment. Demonstrates and acts as unit resource for the proper handling, reprocessing, and maintenance of reusable medical equipment according to unit policy, SOP's, and VHA directives. Supports patient-driven care in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner, using evidence-based principles. Completes annual nursing mandatory reviews and continuous learning requirements. Identifies and participates in unit level quality improvement activities. Work Schedule: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm; 7:30 am - 4:00 pm; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; 9:00 am - 6:00 pm and rotational tour to include weekend tours when needed. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600275200
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.