This position is in Community Living Center/ Long Term Care Facility, at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. The incumbent performs complex age specific nursing care for adult and geriatric inpatients or outpatients with a variety of physical, mental, behavioral or psychological needs within the Community Living Center. The LPN serves as a responsible member of the nursing team and interacts with patients, family members, professional and all supportive personnel who provide patient care. The incumbent will serve as a critical member of a team responsible for providing quality care to patients within the CLC. Responsibilities involve performing non-standard and specialized activities, requiring broad work experience and demonstrated skills to sufficiently resolve a range of problems. Duties Include However Are Not Limited to The Following: Participation in data collection, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care plans. Interviewing patients, performing a general systems appraisal of the patient's condition, collecting objective and subjective data. Collaborating with the Registered Nurse/Provider in developing and implementing a plan of care individualized to carry out the needs of the patient. Contributing to the interdisciplinary team in the development, implementation and evaluation of the patient's treatment and follow up health care. Modifying the plan of care in accordance with recognized nursing standards and prescribed treatment. Performing support duties for diagnostic procedures, which include preparing the patient, patient education, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing specimens, preparing and passing instruments, and monitoring the patient's condition. Making necessary judgments prior to preparing and administering medications, recognizing side effects and contraindications. Providing patient/significant other instruction regarding common medications. Recognizing emergency situations, responding promptly and instituting appropriate actions. Understanding Human Behavior, identifying non routine educational needs; motivating the patient and significant others to accept and apply instructions. Safeguarding printed or electronic files from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration or unauthorized deletion, and follows applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of access codes, etc. All other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Schedule will de discussed at interview. (Multiple shifts are available) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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