Licensed Practical Nurse - PACT (Nonconnah)

at Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

Summary The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) works under the direction of a Registered Nurse. The LPN is responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patients condition, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patient – drive holistic life care plan. Responsibilities The LPN required a general review of their work by an RN for appropriateness and conformity with license, policies and procedures. The Primary Care LPN is a member of the Core Team, working as a Clinical Associate (CA). The CA demonstrates active collaboration and communication with the Core Team (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Coordinator and Clerk). the Therapeutic Monitoring Clinic (TMC) and the Expanded Team (family/caregiver, internal and community based services involved in the providing care to the patient). The LPN performs, reports, and records assigned nursing care in the Primary Care Clinics, including, but not limited to: a. Oxygen therapy b. Medication administration to include: PO, IM, SQ. c. VS Data Collection including height and weight. d. Prepare the patient for the PCP appointment e. Clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated f. Check expiration dates of meds and supplies g. Delegated procedures and treatments h. Documentation i. Assists with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment, positioning patient, ensuring comfort and privacy. Monitors patient during the procedure. j. Lab specimen collection (including blood draws) k. Functions listed in the PACT LPN SOP I. Performs EKGs 2. The LPN performs, reports and records assigned nursing care in the PACT Clinic with minimal supervision and assistance from the RN, including, but not limited to: a. Performs initial screening for patients to include VS data collection including height and weight b. Clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated. c. Prepare the patient for the provider appointment d. Lab specimen Collection (including blood draws, iStats, Coaguchek, and acucheks). i. Performs finger sticks, peripheral blood draws j. Maintains competencies in point of care testing (The same is expected if/when covering in the Therapeutic Monitoring Clinic (TMC) 3. Adheres to standards of practice and safe technique in preparation and administration of medication. 4. Demonstrates understanding of age- and population-specific characteristics that affect the health care needs of the Veteran. 5. Promptly recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance and effectively intervenes as directed when appropriate. 6. Based on the patient’s goals, provides patient and family health education, to include self-management, prevention, and wellness. Function as a Health Coach. 7. Interacts and communicates appropriately with patients and family members. 8. Demonstrates professional behavior (i.e. , respect others, collegiality, ability to accept constructive criticism), effective communication and interpersonal skills. 9. Adheres to principles of infection control, safety, and universal precautions. 10. Possesses knowledge of proper handling and pre-cleaning of reusable medical equipment. 11. Demonstrates competence utilizing special equipment needed to perform job duties. 12. Follows policy and procedures related to fire and disaster drills, safety and security measures. 13. Demonstrates initiative in assisting the core and expanded teams. 14.Assists in the orientation and competency validation of students, peers and clerical staff. 15. Maintains confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient information. 16. Maintains a work environment that honors diversity. 17. Coordinate communications during the inpatient to outpatient discharge interface, communicating with VA and non-VA medical offices/facilities to coordinate care. 18. Notify patients of normal and abnormal lab or other test results as instructed by the provider. 19. Possess knowledge of quality assurance/performance improvement principles and conduct individual quality assurance/process improvement checks/studies. 20. Promote veteran registration for and utilization of My Healthe Vet (MHV), online personal health record for veterans; including performing IPA (in-person authentication) for veterans requesting initial access to individually-identifiable health information with/in the My Healthe Vet web-based application. Work Schedule: Monday – Friday (7:30 am – 4 pm OR 8:30 am – 4L30 pm) Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Licensed Practical Nurse – PACT (Nonconnah)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required PAY SCHEDULE VZ29 Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education – Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency accredited by the Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing Inc. (ACEN) at the time the program was completed by the applicant. Licensure – Condition of employment. Active, full, current and unrestricted licensure as a Graduate Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico), of the United States or the District of Columbia. An LPN who has or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probation status may be appointed only in accordance with regulations issued by the Under Secretary for Health or designee. Proficient in spoken and written English – as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407 Grade Determinations: GS-3: None beyond the basic requirements. GS-4: Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; or Graduation from an approved school and one year of experience that involved nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure and sterile techniques and procedure GS-5: Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.· Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. Works with the RN and/or MD/DO to appropriately orient/train less experienced LPNs/LVNs and/or NAs/HTs in relation to acceptable standards of practice in promoting optimal patient care delivery. Provides effective education to patients and/or family members in relation to common disease processes, medication, and /or prescribed treatment regimes.· Demonstrated ability to serve as a responsible member of the nursing team and interact in an appropriate manner with patients, family members, professional and other supportive personnel involved in the delivery of patient care, incorporating acceptable, established customer service standards into practice.· Knowledge and skill sufficient to prepare, administer, and appropriately document actions taken specific to commonly prescribed oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and/or intravenous medications as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures. Observation and documentation will include patient’s response to medication administered and the reporting of any noted change in patient’s condition to RN or MD/DO.· Knowledge and ability to recognize the need for and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seek the assistance of the RN or MD/DO, and assist in resuscitation procedures in cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest.· Recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to

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Job Posting: JC192628885

Posted On: Sep 17, 2021

Updated On: Oct 01, 2021