***RELOCATION INCENTIVE/RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE IS NOT AUTHORIZED.*** Current VA and/or Federal employees should apply under CBCF-11218965-21-ANW. Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday (Rotating to other shifts as required for patient needs) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is a direct-care provider who has the technical proficiency and excellent observation skills necessary for initiating, performing, and completing assigned duties in delivering comprehensive practical nursing care to variable patient populations. The LVN demonstrates excellent ability to balance many competing demands and sets priorities effectively, while supporting multiple providers. The LVN has knowledge and ability to appropriately carry-out assigned patient care based on patients' conditions. The LVN demonstrates competency in dealing with a high volume of patients with chronic disease (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, and cardiac and pulmonary disease), as well as acute episodes of illness. Completed work needs only a general review by registered nurse for appropriateness and conformity with established policies and procedures. The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Demonstrates a broad scope of practical nursing Demonstrates sound judgment in selecting the most appropriate application of procedures and guidelines and ability to plan patient care and set priorities. Observes, identifies, and responds to patients' needs for care, including medication and equipment-assisted care, and recognizes deviations from normal. Consistently complies with HIPPA Privacy Rules. Fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery. Recognizes and promptly reports suspected patient abuse. Observes, identifies, and responds to patient/family education needs, and teaches in accordance with current clinical practice standards. Has knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of RN or MD, and initiate appropriate emergency interventions, as directed. Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to promote positive relationships, communication and socialization skills. Has knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient motivations and reactions to situations, and ability to appropriately utilize this knowledge in working effectively with patients, family members, and other staff. Accurately recognizes, reports, and records relevant patient information. Actively seeks educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve performance. Serves as a preceptor in orienting, educating and training less experienced LVNs or NAs related to support duties for more complex, specialized tests/procedures.
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