The incumbent will be assigned to Nursing Service, Long Term Care (8A) at the Alvin C. York VA campus in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and work under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager of the unit, and functions under the leadership of a registered nurse. Tour of duty is: Night Shift VA Pay Scale VA 25 The LPN performs progressively complex age-specific nursing care for adult and geriatric inpatients or outpatients with a variety of physical, mental, behavioral or psychosocial needs, which require increased judgment and independent action, according to assignment and training. Duties include but are not limited to: Assists with data collection for outpatients and new admissions. Observes, reports and documents signs and symptoms of patient's general condition. Bathing, showering, oral care, shaving, feeding, turning and positioning, and ambulating. Collecting and labeling specimens, e.g. sputum, urine, stool. Performing enterostomal care, perineal care, administering enemas and colostomy irrigation. Providing bowel/bladder training, applying external urinary devices, performing bladder catherization. Providing complex wound care management and treatments which may include Telederm procedures. Providing for lifting, moving, transferring, and/or transporting patients. Using patient lifting devices, pressure relief mattresses, electronic scales, feeding pumps and IV pumps. Applying protective/supportive devices or restraints under the direction of the RN or medical provider. Providing post-motem care Administering nasogastric tube feedings. Recognizes and initiates emergency measures Patient teaching such as diabetic self care, suctioning and tracheostomy care, self-administration of medications etc. Performs such diagnostic procedures as TPR, B/P, pain screen, pulse oximetry, bladder, scanning, I&O, heights, weights, finger sticks, breathalyzer, and EKGs. Transcribes doctor's orders Performs narcotic counts as per policy and immediately notifies the Charge RN of discrepancies. Administers oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular and intravenous medications. Administers immunizations independently and observes and reports patients response to medication. Initiates emergency measures Performs other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Nights Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599297500
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