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. RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE APPROVED FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES! The LVN is expected to be able to function as a member of the nursing care team providing safe, competent, compassionate care in a timely manner. Criteria: 1. 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. 2. Performs Accu-Check glucoscreen, takes and records vital signs and reports all significant deviations to the RN and/or health care provider immediately. Takes appropriate action as directed. 3,. 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. 4. Actively participates in interdisciplinary team planning and patient care meetings. 5. 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. 6. Accepts and mentors non-RN staff and student nurses. 7. 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. MEDICAL ADMINSTRATION: The LVN is expected to be able to administer veteran medications utilizing the five rights, and to appropriately document the medication administration. VETERAN SAFETY: The LVN is expected to adhere to work with the members of the nursing care team to assure veteran safety. COMPUTER/INFORMATION SECURITY: The LVN is expected to protect privileged information by adhering to the VA medical centers policies and procedures. DOCUMENTATION/COMMUNICATION/HAND-OFF: The L VN is expected to be able to clearly and accurately document the care provided utilizing the CPRS (electronic medical record) medical record. They must be able to clearly communicate the veteran's care needs and pass on that information during hand-off. CUSTOMER SERVICE: The LVN is expected to provide excellent customer service to our veterans, their families, employees. and other visitors. EDUCATION: The LVN is expected to remain current in all mandatory training and education. PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Minimum 2 years of PACT ambulatory care experience. 2 years as an LVN one year of Med/Surg experience Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 0745a-1615p; 0900a-1730p 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.