This position is located with in Northeast CBOC, Nursing Service, Phoenix VA Healthcare System (PVAHCS), Scottsdale, AZ Major Duties: Communicates regularly with nurse managers, physicians, nursing supervisors, charge nurses, allied healthcare staff, healthcare technicians, pharmacists, social workers, dietitians and team members. Includes in documentation, the patients' responses to medication administered and patient activity/therapies. Reporting of noted changes/responses is directly to the RN or MD/DO/provider. Works with the RN and/or physician to appropriately orient/train less experienced LPNs/LVNs and/or nursing assistants/patient care assistants in relation to acceptable standards of practice in promoting optimal patient care delivery. Demonstrates knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. Prepares and administers oral, rectal, intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intravenous medications (except research/investigation) including insertion of medication into the eye, ear, nose, bladder, rectum, and vagina; and performs TB or cocci skin testing; gives allergy and flu injections; accurately assesses the need for PRN medications; prepares, administers, and evaluates responses; documents effectiveness of pain interventions with patient's perception. Initiates corrective action for patient needs, requests, complaints, progress and/or problems. Initiates emergency procedures for which the employee is trained and reports actual and potential safety hazards within the workplace. Follows all safety procedures and wears protective clothing as appropriate. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills with both internal and external customers. Fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery. Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice. Uses the Computerized Patient Record System; attend classes as needed to maintain currency in computerized record documentation. Attends in-services on all new equipment and/or equipment that has changed or demonstrated Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 7:30pm to 4pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599880500
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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.