Licensed Practical Nurse
This Minneapolis VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for a Licensed Practical Nurse(LPN) to serve at our Ely Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Ely, MN. The LPN works under the direction of an RN and reports to the primary care manage
Work Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Administrative Hours (24 Hours per week)
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
(1)Makes observations and documents care and the patient's response. Appropriately seeks assistance and guidance by informing RN or medical provider of changes in the patient's condition requiring higher-level intervention.
(2)The LPN performs, reports, and records assigned nursing care in the Primary Care Clinics, including, but not limited to: Oxygen therapy, Medication administration, Clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated, Check expiration dates of meds and supplies, Delegated procedures and treatments, Assists with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment, positioning patient, ensuring comfort and privacy.
(3)Adheres to standards of practice and safe technique in preparation and administration of medication.
(4)Demonstrates understanding of age- and population-specific characteristics that affect the health care needs of the Veteran.
(5)Promptly recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance and effectively intervenes as directed when appropriate.Based on the patient's goals, provides patient and family health education, to include self-management, prevention and wellness.
(6)Interacts and communicates appropriately with patients and family members.
(7)Adheres to principles of infection control, safety, and universal precautions.
(8)Incumbent possesses knowledge of proper handling and pre-cleaning of medical equipment.
(9)Demonstrates competence utilizing special equipment needed to perform job duties.
(10)Follows policy and procedures related to fire and disaster drills, safety and security measures.
(11)Demonstrates initiative in assisting the core and expanded teams.
(12)Assists in the orientation and competency validation of students, peers and clerical staff.
(13)Maintains confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient information.
(14)Serves as a resource and advocate in the protection of patient and family rights.
(15)Completes mandatory reviews, including motivational interviewing, in order to promote patient self-management toward individualized life plan of care.
(16)Supports patient-driven care in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner, using evidence-based principles.
(17)Promotes patient and personnel safety.
Not requiredSupervisory status No Promotion Potential 6