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Licensed Practical Nurse-Patient Care Service-Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

Company: Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center
Location: Muskogee
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Licensed Practical Nurse-Patient Care Service-Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit - Muskogee, Oklahoma

GS 3 duties:

  • Oversees a full range of nursing care to patients with complex care needs utilizing the nursing process based on the American Nursing Association (ANA) Standards of Nursing Practice.
  • Ensures consistent clinical competence of staff/self in providing nursing care.
  • Uses equipment correctly and accurately reports abnormal findings.
  • Performs ongoing evaluation of patient condition and response to treatment.
  • Prioritizes delivery of care.
  • Participates in treatment team conferences and huddles.
  • Recognizes emergency, acts appropriately.
  • Documentation is technically informative, complete, accurate, consistent, concise, and timely.
  • Uses the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and the Bar-Coded Medication Administration (BCMA) software per policy.
  • Completes all assignments in a safe and timely manner.
  • Ensures the physician and/or self are notified of untoward events involving patients and staff.
  • Treats all patients, families, and co-workers with dignity and respect.
  • Maintains professional boundaries with patients, families, and employees.
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own nursing judgments and actions.
  • Safeguards patient privacy and maintains confidentiality of all electronic and printed patient information according to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines, the Privacy Act, as stated in Medical Center Memorandums, Handbook, and/or VA Directives.
  • Practices safe body mechanics uses mechanical devices, and/or requests help when needed in moving, lifting, or turning patients to prevent injury to patient, self or others.
  • Recognizes changes in the patient's condition, behavior and /or comfort. Reports observations and interventions to the RN or PCP and records observations and interventions in the electronic medical record.
  • Takes and records vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, respirations, and pulse oximetry) including pain level. Reports abnormal vital signs and pain level immediately to RN or PCP.
  • Complies with established policies and procedures in the preparation of, administration of and documentation of medications.
  • Recognizes side effects of medications; reports observations to the RN or PCP immediately.
  • Demonstrates professional behavior and good communication skills that enhance working effectively with others.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    GS 4 duties:

    • Performs all duties expected of employees at the GS-3 grade level; however, expected to exercise greater judgment, require less supervision, and to operate in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and techniques.
    • Other duties as assigned.

      GS 5 duties:

      • All of GS 3 and 4 duties.
      • Individuals at this grade level are expected to have a broad working knowledge of practical nursing procedures. However, completion of more complex practice or procedures maybe subject to closer higher-level review.
      • 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/NP 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.
      • Other duties as assigned.

        GS 6 duties:

        • All of GS 3, 4, and 5 duties. The GS 6 is the full performance level for the LPN/LVN.
        • Performs all duties expected of employees at the GS-5 grade level for at least one year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN.
        • Is technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.
        • Other duties as assigned.

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Keywords: Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center, Broken Arrow , Licensed Practical Nurse-Patient Care Service-Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit , Healthcare , Muskogee, Oklahoma

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