Performs procedures, collections, treatments, and assistance while monitoring and observing the patient, under the supervision of a RN. Provides patient care in compliance with policy, procedure, and standards set forth by the Medical Center. Participates in either unit or hospital quality improvement measures or unit projects to be considered above the fully satisfactory level. Identifies, initiates, and actively participates in safety and emergency measures related to patient issues. Performs practical nursing measures with precision and efficiency, consistent with Medical Center Policy and procedure and within legal and ethical responsibilities of his/her licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Technically proficient in initiating, performing, and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations. Ability to acknowledge and report technical issues that may delay or impede productive work efforts. Assists during emergent situations, initiates, and / or assist with CPR, choking, fire emergencies, etc., and obtains equipment and supplies as requested by the RN or physician. Administers medication accurately and promptly under the general supervision of a RN. Demonstrates understanding of the effects and/or reactions caused by medications, treatments, and procedures. Records and reports these observations to RN. Performs personal care, diagnostic support duties and treatments according to procedure under the direction of the RN in a timely manner. Responds to patient's nursing needs, including physical comfort, and emotional needs and recognizing problems from the normal. Strive to involves patients and family to participate in the provision of care throughout the continuum. Participates and reinforces resources and referrals. Completes assignments in a timely manner with constructive utilization of remining time. Initiates, administer, assess, monitor, and report IV sites, start intravenous fluids and piggyback solutions prepared by Pharmacy. This involves monitoring IV fluids with/without medications, monitor flow of IV fluids, change IV tubing and IV site dressing, discontinues IV site. Discontinues blood products. Documents care provided as such. Independently established priorities and varies the sequence of nursing cage based on the patient's conditions and/or response to treatment in or to accomplish assigned tasks with limited supervision by the end of tour. Work Schedule: 3:30pm-12mn EOW Compressed/Flexible: No Telework: No Virtual: This is not a Virtual Position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Practical Nurse/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.