The Charles George VA Medical Center's Nursing Service has one (1) vacancy for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 'Float' position at our facility providing care to a variety of patients with varying diagnoses. PLEASE NOTE: First area of consideration given to current, permanent Charles George VA Medical Center. Work Schedule: 7:30 am to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday; Occasional Saturday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is one who engages in nursing care and practice which does not require full professional education, but requires the knowledge and skills represented by licensure as an LPN. The LPN is accountable for ensuring that the care they provide is safe and complies with medical center policies and procedures. The LPN, has the knowledge and skills necessary for concentrated effort and self-direction in carrying out complex practical nursing care for which the competency is documented annually on a competency checklist. The LPN completes assigned duties and responsibilities which involve performing non-standard and generalized practical nursing activities requiring broad work experience and demonstrates skill sufficient to resolve a range of nursing problems. The LPN works collaboratively as a member of a larger team and is proactive instituting care for a wide variety of patients with varying ages and states of health that will be examined and treated in the Specialty Clinics. The LPN will float within different clinics Rheumatology, Diabetic Clinic, Anticoagulation POC, Infectious Disease, Gastro, Dermatology, Wound, Endocrine and Neurology. The duties and assignments of this position include interviewing patients, performing a general systems appraisal of the patient's condition, collecting objective and subjective data. Contributes to the interdisciplinary team (IDT) in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the patient's outpatient treatment and discharge plan if applicable. Collaborates with members of other services regarding changes in patient's condition, laboratory results, responses to treatment plan, and other pertinent parameters of care. Promotes positive patient/family/staff relationship by utilizing appropriate communication skills. Prepares and administers commonly prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/ or intravenous) as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures. Observes patient's response to medication administered and reports any noted change in patient's condition to RN or MD/DO. Prepares and administers commonly prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/ or intravenous) as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures. Observes patient's response to medication administered and reports any noted change in patient's condition to RN or MD/DO. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to collect objective measurements reflective of a patient's health status and bring those measurements/indicators that fall outside expected parameters to physicians and other medical providers. The LPN must adhere to Medical Center and Service level policies and procedures to provide the care needed and to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her population-specific needs.
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