The primary purpose of the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is to perform assigned duties in a manner that promotes quality health care, position customer service and the maintenance of an environment committed to serving the veteran. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Performs and documents focused assessment and reports abnormal findings to the Charge Nurse, Nurse Manager and/or RN Team Leader Assigns, manages and directs other LVNs and Nurses' Aides in the delivery of patient/resident care Demonstrates the ability to assign patients/residents care needs and the capability of the staff to meet those needs Administers oxygen therapy Administers medication to include IV medication if certified Completes clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated Ensures medications/supplies are not expired and removed from inventory Performs delegated procedures and treatments Assists with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment, positioning patient, ensuring comfort and privacy EKG, lab draws Data collection and documentation intervention of patient visit in applicable nursing note Assists in medication reconciliation. Notifies the provider of changes Measures, records vital signs and enters them in 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 Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 3:30 p.m. - 12 a.m.; and 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Other tours of duty that may be utilized are: 5:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; and 1:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.