The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is assigned to Midtown Clinic, Primary Care/Patient Care, Phoenix VA Healthcare System (PVAHS), Phoenix, AZ. The LPN observes and interviews patients and significant others to gather data for reporting and/or documentation according to policy and standards. The LPN recognizes and reports to RN immediately signs and symptoms of emergencies such as evisceration, hemorrhage, shock, coma, seizure, and airway obstruction. Major duties are: 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. 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. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm but tour of duty can and will be adjusted to meet operational needs to includes Saturdays. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600118200
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