The Licensed Practical Nurse is located in Patient Care Services. The Licensed Practical Nurse is a member of the healthcare team who performs a variety of nursing skills specific to the clinical needs of patients on the assigned work unit and under the supervision of a registered nurse. May be required to travel from Tulsa Clinic to other Eastern Oklahoma VA Sites. (Muskogee, Vinita and McAlester) Duties include but are not limited to: Monitors pre and post vaccination for potential side effects and refers for additional assessment/care as indicated Documents vaccine administration using appropriate medical record system Educates recipient and administers vaccine as indicated Screens all recipient's pre-vaccine for potential concerns as identified by facility guidelines Collaborates effectively with all disciplines and levels of care regarding patient care Compliance with various Isolation Precautions and Infection Control Guidelines Skills in time management, priority setting, assessment and urgent intervention are required for this position Recognizes the need for and initiates action in emergencies, i.e., cardiac/respiratory arrest, seizures, and/or assaultive behavior Knowledge and skills enough to recognize emergency situations, cardio-pulmonary arrest, and initiate CPR or appropriate action Knowledge and ability to understand the patient's chart, medical history, and nursing plan of care for the purpose of distinguishing between patients and communicating appropriately about the provision of care Performs other related duties as indicated by the needs of the patient and the unit Accepts and supports established Medical Center policies and procedures Administers medications accurately and promptly under the general supervision of a registered nurse. Demonstrates understanding of the effects and/or reactions caused by medications, treatments and procedures. Records and reports these observations. Performs personal care, diagnostic support duties and treatments according to procedure under the direction of the professional nurse in a timely manner. Participates and reinforces resources and referrals. Completes assignments in a timely manner with constructive utilization of remaining time. Identifies changes in patient condition, both physical and emotional. Demonstrates practical knowledge of human behavior, motivation, and reactions to situations. Reports these in a timely manner and initiates appropriate action. Participates in Health Care Team meetings. Instructs patients and family members on principles of health, self-care and protocols for treatments and/or medications. Utilizes teaching materials to promote self-reliance and independence including methods to prevent complications and facilitate recovery. Reinforces instruction provided by other health care professionals. Clearly and thoroughly records significant observations and actions on appropriate forms. Maintains a safe, clean, therapeutic environment and adheres to infection control guidelines. Prevents injury to self and others by complying with established safety procedures and uses proper body mechanics and transfer techniques. Participates in accomplishing unit maintenance takes which includes checking equipment to ensure that is functioning safely. Practices proper technique during sterile procedures. Demonstrates safe work habits, identifies and immediately reports any unsafe conditions to the registered nurse. Identifies any life threatening environmental hazards immediately, takes appropriate action, and reports findings to the registered nurse. Work Schedule: Hours variable to include weekends Financial Discloser Report: Not required.
Internal Number: 599218800
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.