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    Summary

    The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) utilizes technical and manual skills under the direction of the Registered Nurse or a licensed physician in the assigned area. Incumbent performs a wide range of patient care and duties throughout NCHCS. The incumbent has the knowledge and skills to carry out nursing assignments for ambulatory care nursing. Competency will be validated during the orientation period, and annually thereafter.

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    Responsibilities

    The Licensed Vocational Nurse works in collaboration with the PACT team and specialty teams, reports to the primary care Nurse Manager. The LVN is responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition and as assisting in the flow of the clinic. The LVN is a member of the Patient Aligned Care team. 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:

    • Oxygen therapy
    • Medication administration to include IV medication if certified
    • Clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated
    • Check expiration dates of meds and supplies
    • Delegated procedures and treatments
    • Assists with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment, positioning patient, ensuring comfort and privacy.
    • Monitors patient during the procedure.
    • 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.
    • Adheres to standards of practice and safe technique in preparation and administration of medication.
    • Reviews daily care schedule for patient care needs and pre-visit planning
    • Completes appropriate clinical reminders
    • Demonstrates understanding of age- and population-specific characteristics that affect the health care needs of the Veteran.
    • Promptly recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance and effectively intervenes as directed when appropriate.
    • Aid in patient education
    • Based on the patient's goals, provides patient and family health education, to include self-management, prevention and wellness.
    • Interacts and communicates appropriately with patients and family members.

    Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8am - 4:30pm

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    6

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510926500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.