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    Summary

    The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) reports to the designated Nurse Manager and is responsible and accountable for the provision of patient care and for delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse veteran patient population (internal/external). Performs practical nursing measures with precision and efficiency, consistent with Medical Center Policy and procedures and within legal and ethical responsibilities of his/her licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

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    Responsibilities

    Major duties and responsibilities includes but are not limited to:

    • 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
    • Compliance 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. 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 establishes 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
    • Office of Community Care: Knowledgeable and able to appropriately carry out assigned veteran care based on community care priorities. Has the ability to observe, identify, and respond to veterans needs for community care with includes delivering timely and efficient community care.
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 07:00 - 4:30pm. Tours may vary from 8-10 hours depending on the needs.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
    PCS: Not Authorized

    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/582099200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.