The mission of the Community Living Centers (CLC) is to restore the Veteran to the highest practicable level of well-being, maximum function and independence, prevent decline in health, and provide comfort at the end of life. The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is a responsible, accountable, and participatory member of the nursing and interdisciplinary care teams and provides direct care to adult and older adult residents in this long-term care setting. The duties of the Licensed Vocational Nurse includes but is not limited to: Performing routine direct patient care. Performing complex therapeutic procedures requiring observation and guidance from the RN Care Coordinator or charge nurse. Recognizing acute patient's distress and initiates correct emergency interventions. Performing patient screening and preventive therapy as prescribed by Clinical Practice Guidelines and through the use of Clinical Reminders. Recognizing and providing therapeutic intervention to alleviate patient self-destructive behaviors or changes in mental status. Maintaining equipment and therapeutic environment to prevent injury to self or others. Demonstrating compliance with all policies regarding Infection Control practices pertaining to cleaning and processing of Reusable Medical Equipment. Observing and following all established practices and complying with the Medical Center and VA policies on Safety, Employee Health Services, and Personal Protective clothing/equipment. Performing medication administration by following physician's orders according to Medical Center policy and Therapeutic Methods. Administering, counting, and documenting such in an assigned clinical area according to VA Medical Center policy. Withholding patient medication based upon the observation of the patient's physiological status that contraindicates the giving of the prescribed medication. Marketing immunizations to patients and immunizing based on risk category and clinical reminder alert. Implementing and communicating patient/family instructions. Documenting, recording and reporting in the patient's electronic medical record per VA Medical Center policy all pertinent information while maintaining confidentiality. Communicating effectively with patient/family/significant others, multidisciplinary team members, and immediate staff co-workers via oral and written communication methods. Making appropriate decisions concerning patient care and seeking assistance when confronted with emergent or unusual patient situations. Adapting and showing flexibility when needed to perform the duties of the job. Exhibits positive and courteous behavior at all times during customer/staff interactions. Treats all customers and staff with dignity and respect. Work Schedule: Days, evenings, nights; weekends & holidays as necessary; tour rotation required 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.