The Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System is recruiting for a Licensed Practical Nurse. The Licensed Practical Nurse will function in the Long-Term Spinal Cord Injury section of Nursing Service. Work Schedule: Variable shift, rotating weekends and holidays Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Duties to include: Interacting with residents, family members, professional and other supportive personnel involved in the delivery of veteran centered care. Recognizing the need for and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seeking the assistance of the RN or Provider, and assisting in resuscitation procedures in cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest. Providing a full range of practical nursing care to either ALS, MS or SCI residents with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. Performing duties related to the long term care of spinal cord injured individuals. Adhering to principles of infection control, safety and universal precautions. Recognizing and appropriately responding to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action. Preparing and administering prescribed medications and performing treatments according to established policies/procedures. Assisting with range of motion, lifting, positioning, and self-help activities. Observing, reporting and recording changes in the patient's condition. Maintaining Certification in CPR. Cleaning and maintaining resident bedside units and ward work areas. Accompanying residents off station as requested Assisting with recreational and socialization activities
Internal Number: 599157200
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.