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Licensed Practical Nurse-PC - Vinita, Oklahoma - LPN / LVN

Company: Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center
Location: Vinita
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Licensed Practical Nurse-PC - Vinita, Oklahoma
Duties

The Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse is a member of the healthcare team who demonstrates knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. The LPN/LVN provides effective education to patients and/or family members in relation to common disease processes, medication, and /or prescribed treatment regimens. The LPN/LVN performs a variety of nursing skills specific to the clinical needs of patients on the assigned work unit and under the supervision of a registered nurse in a variety of inpatient and outpatient locations. Works with the RN and/or MD/DO to appropriately orient/train less experienced LPNs/LVNs and/or Nursing Assistants (NAs)/Health Technicians (HTs) in relation to acceptable standards of practice in promoting optimal patient care delivery.

Nursing Practice/Technical Competence
1. Administers medications accurately and promptly under the general supervision of a registered nurse.
2. Demonstrates understanding of the effects and/or reactions caused by medications, treatments and procedures. Records and reports these observations.
3. Performs personal care, diagnostic support duties and treatments according to procedure under the direction of the professional nurse in a timely manner.
4. Completes assignments in a timely manner with constructive utilization of remaining time.
5. Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team, interacting with patients, families, professionals and supportive personnel. Organizes patient care assignments to meet the needs of the patients.
6. Clearly demonstrates ability to comprehend, interpret, and function within the individual's discipline as a licenses practical/vocational nurse.
7. Participates in ongoing activities/education/certification opportunities demonstrating personal accountability for owning one's practice.

Observation, Reporting and Documentation
1. Identifies changes in patient condition, both physical and emotional. Reports these in a timely manner and initiates appropriate action.
2. Participates in Primary Care Team meetings.
3. Instructs patients and family members on principles of health, self-care and protocols for treatments and/or medications. Utilizes teaching materials to promote self-reliance and independence including methods to prevent complications and facilitate recovery, reinforces instruction provided by other health care professionals.
4. Completes required patient care documentation and records significant observations and actions utilizing the nursing process in a clear and concise manner.

Maintaining a Safe and Therapeutic Environment
1. Maintains a safe, clean, therapeutic environment and adheres to infection control guidelines.
2. Prevents injury to self and others by complying with established safety procedures and uses proper body mechanics and transfer techniques.
3. Participates in accomplishing unit maintenance tasks which includes checking equipment to ensure that is functioning safely.
4. Practices proper technique during sterile procedures.
5. Demonstrates safe work habits, identifies and immediately reports any unsafe conditions to the registered nurse.
6. Identifies any life-threatening environmental hazards immediately takes appropriate action, and reports findings to the registered nurse.
7. Identifies potential risk and takes necessary precautions to ensure the safety of the patient.8. Uses appropriate equipment for appropriate activity.

Work Schedule: FT, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Compressed/Flexible:No
Telework: No
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Functional Statement #: Licensed Practical Nurse-PC/PD508530
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Keywords: Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center, Tulsa , Licensed Practical Nurse-PC - Vinita, Oklahoma - LPN / LVN, IT / Software / Systems , Vinita, Oklahoma

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