The primary purpose of this position is to provide a variety of nursing care and practice which do not require full professional nurse education, but require skills represented by the licensing of practice and vocational nurses by a State, Territory, or the District of Columbia.Learn more about this agency
These positions are in the Mental Health Unit of the facility where the positions are located.
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.
Demonstrates working practices that include adherence to infection control standards and the safe use and operation of equipment. Seeks guidance from RN and/or provider regarding resolution of clinical issues.
Assists with non-VA care to include coordination of scheduling for services that cannot be provided within the VA Healthcare System.
Assists with the coordination as needed of VA and non-VA care to ensure high quality care is provided.
Reviews view alerts throughout the day and pursues completion by close of business daily.
Ability to acknowledge and report technical issues that may delay or impede productive work efforts.
Compliant with mandatory Medical Center TMS training as assigned.
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.
Strives 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.
Work Schedule: 3:30 pm - midnight, to include weekends and holidays.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not authorized.
PCS/Reimbursement: Not authorized.
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