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    Summary

    The Licensed Practical Nurse position(s) are located within the Geriatrics & Extended Care Line at the VA Medical Center in Batavia, New York. The LPN is a professional nurse who is responsible for accurately observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patient-driven holistic care plan.

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    Responsibilities

    • Provide prescribed nursing care to Veterans.
    • Follows established policies, procedures and protocols and uses sound nursing principles in the delivery of patient care.
    • Cares for and observes the physical, mental and behavioral status of patients. Recognizes that medical concerns may impact on life stage changes.
    • Administers and documents medications per MCP.
    • Incorporates age-specific concerns into medication administration (difference in absorption, changes in metabolism, etc.).
    • Adheres to infection control guidelines in patient care including use of PPE and accurate collection of specimens.
    • Assists/provides patients with bathing, toileting, feeding, positioning, and grooming care, which will promote optimal level of functioning.
    • Ensures care that is respectful of age and changes in ability and sensorium. Recognizes and report any problems with nutritional intake (i.e. swallowing, choking, wt. loss).
    • Turn, positions and assists patients with proper positioning/body alignment and other protective measures per care plan.
    • Practices aseptic technique (i.e. tracheotomy and sterile dressings) according to policy.
    • Self-directed in providing a full range of practical nursing care to patients with unstable/complex physical and/or behavioral problems.
    • Elicits assistance from PCCs as needed.
    • Documents measurements obtained, care provided and patient's response to treatment/medications, and observations of behavior or physical condition in patient record.
    • Other duties, as assigned.
    Work Schedule: Full time. A variety of shifts are available to include:
    • Maple Lodge - Night Shifts available
    • Oak Lodge - Evening Shifts available & Day/Evening Shift available
    • Pine Lodge - Day/Night shift available

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    6

  • Job family (Series)

    0620 Practical Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/552411700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.