The Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse performs at a proficient level and has the knowledge and skills necessary for concentrated effort and self-direction in carrying out most complex practical nursing assignments. **Positions available at Big Spring VAMC and all West Texas VA clinics to include Abilene, Permian Basin, and San Angelo. This vacancy will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date is 06/30/2021. Additional applications will be referred as needed. The LVN/LPN is responsible for direct patient care activities under the supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN). This position potentially requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital. The LVN/LPN is the technical proficient in performing, reporting, and recording assigned nursing care, including, but not limited to: Administers oxygen (O2) therapy. Medication administration to include IV medication. Completes clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated. Ensures medications/supplies are not expired and removed from inventory. Accurately performs delegated procedures and treatments. Assists with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment, positioning patient, ensuring comfort and privacy. Electrocardiograms (EKG/ECG), lab draws 4.8. Data collection and documentation intervention of patient visit in applicable nursing note. Based on the patient's goals, reinforces patient and family health education, to include self-management, prevention and wellness. Assists in medication reconciliation. Notifies the provider of changes. Measures, records vital signs and enters them in CPRS. Reports all significant deviations to the RN and/or health care provider immediately. 4.12.Applies skin tests and measures and documents results Visual acuity tests. Closes encounters daily. Complete daily check of the automated external defibrillator. Complete the Blood Glucose meter check daily, as applicable. Work Schedule: Intermittent Pool Shifts Varied: (7:30am to 8:00pm) OR (7:30pm-8:00am), OR (8 hour OR 12 hour shifts) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.