This position is located in our primary facility in Temple, TX. The primary purpose of the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is to perform assigned duties in a manner that promotes quality health care, professional customer service and the maintenance of an environment committed to serving the Veteran. The LVN performs within their functional statement under close supervision of the Nurse Manager or designee. Assigned tasks require basic technical competence and skill. The 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 As the Charge Nurse, the LVN within their scope of practice, effectively assigns, manages and directs other LVNs and Nurses' Aides in the delivery of patient/resident care. The LVN demonstrates the ability to assign patients/residents care needs and the capability of the staff to meet those needs. 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. The LVN demonstrates technique in performing, reporting, and recording assigned nursing care. Demonstrates basic skill in identifying the individual's level of understanding and teaching the client and/or significant other about the basic concepts to 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 accurate, using clear and precise communication methods to ensure that customers understand. Makes observations and documents care and the patient's response. Appropriately seeks assistance and guidance by informing RN or medical provider of changes in the patient's condition requiring higher-level intervention Demonstrates a variety of basic communication skills and professional behaviors that promote cooperation and teamwork with internal and external customers. Work Schedule: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Days, evenings, rotating weekends, and rotating holidays. Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Internal Number: 600120800
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.