The primary purpose of the Licensed Vocational Nurse is to perform assigned duties in a manner tat promotes quality health care, customer service and the maintenance of an environment committed to servicing veterans. This position is assigned to the COVID Response Clinic located within the Waco Texas facility. The successful Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) demonstrates the ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patients' conditions; and use sound judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments. Major duties include, but not limited to: 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 Measures, records vital signs and enters them in CPRS. Reports all significant deviations to the RN and/or health care provider immediately 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 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 Makes observations and documents care and the patient's response. Appropriately seeks assistance and guidance by informing RN or medical provider of changes in the patient's condition requiring higher-level intervention Utilizes his/her basic knowledge in the use of various computer packages to enter and retrieve electronic data, i.e., CPRS, VISTA, mailman, leave requests, and patient information (progress notes, patient education, etc.). Demonstrates knowledge of human behavior, motivations, and reactions to situations and uses this knowledge in working effectively with patients, family and other staff members Demonstrates courteous, compassionate, caring, and respectful behavior when interacting with all others Displays an attitude of caring and courtesy toward all veterans and their families by treating them as customers, greeting them with a smile. Demonstrates appropriate telephone courtesy by identifying self and service when answering the phone, responding to the caller in a polite and courteous manner. Acts as role model for veteran-centered interaction and communication with patients and family members. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts to include: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm; 3:30 pm - 12 mid-night; 11:30 pm - 8:00 am; 5:00 am - 1:30 pm; 6:00 am-2:30 pm; and 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598728400
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.