Demonstrates a basic ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patients' conditions; to use judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and to accurately recognize, report, and record relevant patient information. Performs and documents focused assessment and reports abnormal findings to the RN Team Leader, Charge Nurse, and/or Nurse Manager. CLINICAL PRACTICE The LVN/LPN demonstrates technique in performing, reporting, and recording assigned nursing care, including, but not limited to: Administers oxygen (O2) therapy; Executes medication administration to include IV medication; completes clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated; Ensures medications/supplies are not expired and removed from inventory; Accurately performs delegated procedures and treatments; Assists with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment, positioning patient, ensuring comfort and privacy; Performs electrocardiograms (EKG/ECG), lab draws; Data collection and documentation intervention of patient visit in applicable nursing note; reinforces patient and family health education, to include self-management, prevention and wellness; Assists in medication reconciliation; Notifies the provider of changes; Measures, records vital signs and enters them in Uses the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS); Reports all significant deviations to the RN and/or health care provider immediately. Applies skin tests and measures and documents results; Visual acuity tests. Closes encounters daily; Completes daily check of the automated external defibrillator (AED); Completes the Blood Glucose meter check daily, as applicable COMMUNICATION Demonstrates basic skill in identifying the individual's level of understanding and teaching the client and/or and/or significant other about his/her disease process, utilizing the standards of care and documenting client's response; Provides verbal and/or written information in a timely manner that is thorough and accurate; Makes observations and thoroughly documents care; Appropriately seeks assistance and guidance by informing RN or medical provider of changes in the patient's condition requiring higher-level intervention; Basic knowledge in the use of various computer packages to enter and retrieve electronic data; Demonstrates knowledge of human behavior, motivations, and reactions to situations; Demonstrates courteous, compassionate, caring, and respectful behavior when interacting with all others; Displays an attitude of caring and courtesy toward all veterans and their families; Demonstrates appropriate telephone courtesy; Safeguards patient privacy and maintains confidentiality of all electronic and printed patient information according to HIPAA guidelines, the Privacy Act; Maintains confidentiality of assigned access codes. COLLABORATION/COLLEGIALITY Demonstrates positive effective communication skills and professional behaviors that promote cooperation and teamwork with internal and external customers. Demonstrates professional behavior and interpersonal skills with others in planning and giving patient care. Completes orientation and accepts responsibility for maintaining clinical competence and knowledge of current nursing practice; Seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills; Submits realistic annual self-evaluation to the supervisor in a timely manner by the requested deadline. PROGRAM/ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS Supports the mission, vision, and values of the Healthcare system: Completes annual nursing mandatory reviews and continuous learning requirements; Demonstrates understanding for age- and population-specific characteristics that affect the health care needs of the Veteran; Complies with infection control practices, such as hand washing and wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment; Demonstrates safe work practices. Complies with safety rules and regulations for safe job performance and fire protection. Follows policy and procedures related to fire and disaster drills, safety and security measures; Adheres to Safe Patient Handling practices for safe body mechanics, use of mechanical devices, and/or requests help when needed in moving, lifting, or turning patients to prevent injury to patient, self or others; Promptly reports all accidents to supervisor and notifies supervisor promptly of unsafe or unhealthy environmental situations/conditions; Corrects safety hazards promptly; Puts broken equipment out of service immediately, and follows-through for appropriate disposition of broken equipment; Demonstrates and acts as unit resource for the proper handling, reprocessing, and maintenance of reusable medical equipment according to unit policy, Standard Operating Procedure's (SOP), and VHA directives; Participates in unit level quality improvement activities. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599525800
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