The LPN position is located in Williamsport, in the Nursing Service Line. The incumbent has basic knowledge and skills necessary for a concentrated effort and is somewhat independent in carrying out standardized procedures of limited complexity. The incumbent is responsible to deliver fundamental, knowledge-based care to assigned patients while developing technical competencies. This position may entail other duties as assigned and travel duties as assigned and travel to the community level clinics Participates in the interdisciplinary team in the development, implementation and evaluation of the patient's treatment plan. Interacts with patients in groups in accordance with the patient's treatment plan. Observes, identifies and responds to the patients' needs for nursing, medication, and equipment assisted care and recognizes deviations from normal. Uses practical knowledge of human behavior, motivations and reactions to situations in working effectively with patients, family and other staff members. Demonstrates the knowledge, skill and ability to recognize and respond appropriately to emergency situations Makes observations and thoroughly documents care and the patient's response. Appropriately seeks assistance and guidance by informing Registered Nurse (RN) or medical provider of changes in the patient's condition requiring higher-level intervention. Performs follow-up discharge calls for hospital and emergency room discharges to ensure continuity of care. Demonstrates knowledge of the high-risk registry and Care Assessment Needs Score. Documents patient care into the Computerized Patient Care System (CPRS) utilizing the appropriate note title and encounter according to policy and standard operating procedures. Demonstrates understanding of age- and population-specific characteristics that affect the health care needs of the Veteran. Promptly recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance and effectively intervenes as directed when appropriate. Interviews the patient, obtains vital signs, and prepares the patient for visits with her/his Primary Care Physician. Maintains current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification status. Implements preventative health initiatives by conducting annual health screenings and education on all patients enrolled in Primary Care. Administers immunizations as needed and documents procedure(s). Provides immediate nursing intervention in emergency situations. Is responsible for ordering/maintaining supplies in the clinical area. Utilizes Veterans Health Information and Technology Architecture (VistA) options such as patient Inquiry and e-mail to perform daily functions. Participates in outreach programs. Adheres to Nursing Documentation guidelines per Medical Center Policy. Performs EKGs, Phlebotomy, immunizations, & others (ie. Holter, pulse oximetry). Monitors and Records temperatures for refrigerators if appropriate and reports out of range temperatures. Completes Diabetic and At-Risk Foot examinations. Maintains competency for all clinically appropriate procedures. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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