The Licensed Practical Nurse performs all duties within the scope of his/her license including medication administration. Completed work is under the general supervision of an RN or MD/DO. Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations. Completed work requires only a general review by a RN or MD/DO for appropriateness and conformity with established policies and procedures. Duties And Or Responsibilities May Include But Are Not Limited To The Following: Knowledge and 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. Works with the RN and/or MD/DO to appropriately orient/train less experienced LPN/LNs, Nursing Assistants and Health Technicians in relation to acceptable standards of practice in promoting optimal patient care delivery. Serves as a preceptor to support training of less experienced LPN/LVNS, CNAs, and HTs related to support duties for complex specialized tests/procedures. Ability to observe, identify and respond to the patient's needs for care, medication, equipment assisted care and patient/family education. In organizing and delivering care the LPN/LVN recognizes and considers emotional, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic and age related factors. Knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient motivations and reactions to situation and ability to appropriately utilize this knowledge in working effectively with patients, family members, and other staff. Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to elicit feelings and attitudes, and to promote positive relationships, communication and socialization skills. Fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery. Effectively incorporates knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in all interactions with patients, family members, and/or other internal/external customers. Provides effective education to patients and/or family members in relation to common disease processes, medication and/or prescribed treatment regimes. PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: "At least 2yrs of long term care experience" Work Schedule: 3:30 to Midnight Monday - Fridays with every other weekends 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.