The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is a member of the Patient Aligned Care team who works in collaboration with the Registered Nurse (RN) and physicians to support all COVID 19 efforts throughout the VANCHCS. The LVN reports to the assigned Primary Care Nurse Manager and is responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition and is assisting in the flow of the clinic. The LVN requires a general review of their work by an RN for appropriateness and conformity with license, policies and procedures. The LVN demonstrates active collaboration and communication with PACT (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager and Patient Support Technician) and Expanded Team (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services involved in providing care to the patient). Includes, but not limited to: WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS 1. The LVN performs, reports, and records assigned nursing care, including, but not limited to: a. Oxygen therapy b. Medication administration to include IV medication if certified c. Clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated d. Check expiration dates of meds and supplies e. Delegated procedures and treatments f. Documentationg. Assists with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment, positioning patient, ensuring comfort and privacy. Monitors patient during the procedure. h. Uses and practices basic assessment (data collection), participate in planning, executes intervention in accordance with the care plan or treatment plan, and contributes to evaluation of individualized interventions related to the care plan or treatment plani.e., 2- day post discharge calls. 2. Responsible for patient and clinic flow. This includes but is not limited to: organizing and attending team huddle, pt. check in (vital signs, clinical reminders and medication review), informing patients if PCP running late and clinic check out if necessary. 3. Adheres to standards of practice and safe technique in preparation and administration of medication. 4. Serves in a role to support Telehealth clinical programs across the system. 5. Reviews daily care schedule for patient care needs and pre-visit planning 6. Completes appropriate clinical reminders 7. Demonstrates understanding of age- and population-specific characteristics that affect the health care needs of the Veteran. 8. Promptly recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance and effectively intervenes as directed when appropriate. 9. Aid in patient education 10. Based on the patient's goals, provides patient and family health education, to include selfmanagement, prevention and wellness. 11. Interacts and communicates appropriately with patients and family members. 12. Demonstrates professional behavior (i.e., respect, civility, ability to accept constructive criticism), effective communication and interpersonal skills. 13. Adheres to principles of infection control, safety, and universal precautions. 14. Incumbent possesses knowledge of proper handling and pre-cleaning of reusable medical equipment. 15. Demonstrates competence utilizing special equipment needed to perform job duties. 16. Follows policy and procedures related to fire and disaster drills, safety and security measures. 17. Demonstrates initiative in assisting the core and expanded teams. 18. Assists in the orientation and competency validation of students, peers and clerical staff. 19. Maintains confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient information. 20. Maintains a work environment that honors diversity. 21. Serves as a resource and advocate in the protection of patient and family rights .22. Completes mandatory reviews, including motivational interviewing and health coaching, to promote patient self-management. 23. Supports patient-driven care in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner, using evidence-based principles. 24. May float to any department in the clinic as needed, after training.25. Promotes patient and personnel safety. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600171700
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.