The primary purpose is to perform assigned duties in a manner that promotes quality health care, position customer service and the maintenance of an environment committed to serving the veteran. The LVN performs within this functional statement under close supervision of the Nurse Manager or designee. Assigned tasks require basic technical competence and skill. The LVN GS-6 is expected to be able to function at the fully successful level for all key elements at the LVN GS-5 grade. The LVN Performs and documents focused assessment and reports abnormal findings to the Charge Nurse, Nurse Manager and/or RN Team Leader. As the Charge Nurse, the LVN within their scope of practice, effectively assigns, manages and directs other LVNs and Nurses' Aides in the delivery of patient/resident care. The LVN demonstrates the ability to assign patients/residents care needs and the capability of the staff to meet those needs. 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. The LVN demonstrates technique in performing, reporting, and recording assigned nursing care, including, but not limited to: Administers oxygen therapy; 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; EKG, lab draws; 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; Applies skin tests and measures and documents results; Visual acuity tests; Closes encounters daily; Completes daily check of the AED; Complete the Blood Glucose meter check daily, as applicable. Demonstrates basic skill in identifying the individual's level of understanding and teaching the client and/or significant other about the basic concepts to his/her disease process, utilizing the standards of care and documenting client's response. Provides verbal and/or written information in a timely manner that is accurate, using clear and precise communication methods to ensure that customers understand. 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. 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 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; Remains calm in stressful situations; Promotes personal and professional integrity in the workplace; Uses the proper chain of command for communication; Demonstrates professional behavior (i.e., respect, civility, ability to accept constructive criticism); Promotes personal and professional integrity in the workplace; Completes work in a timely manner. Work Schedule: Rotating Tours of Duty to include days, nights and weekends, extended hours, compressed tours. Tours of duty may include: 7:00am - 3:30pm, 7:30am - 4:00pm, 8:00am -4:30pm, 08:30am -5:00pm, 9:30am - 6:00pm, 11:30am - 8:00pm or flexible tour of duty to commiserate with needs of veteran with 10 hour shifts and extended hours as scheduled to best meet the demands of the position. 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.