The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) utilizes technical and manual skills under the direction of the Registered Nurse or a licensed independent practitioner in the assigned area. Incumbent performs a wide range of patient care and duties throughout NCHCS. The incumbent has the knowledge and skills to carry out nursing assignments for geriatric and dementia care patients. The pay schedule for Mather is: $60,212-$78,274 The pay schedule for Martinez is: $57,381-$74,594 Work Schedule: Full time Monday- Friday 8:00am- 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Major duties include, but may not be limited to: The Licensed Vocational Nurse works in collaboration with the GeriPACT and Dementia Care teams, reports to the Geriatrics and Community Based Care (G&CBC) Nurse Manager. The LVN is responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition and as assisting in the flow of the clinic. The LVN is a member of the Geriatric Patient Aligned Care and Dementia Care team. The LVN requires a general review of their work by an RN for appropriateness and conformity with license, policies and procedures. The LVN demonstrates active collaboration and communication with GeriPACT (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager and Patient Support Technician) and Expanded Team members(family/caregiver, internal and community-based services involved in providing care to the patient). The LVN performs, reports, and records assigned nursing care in Geriatrics and Dementia Care Clinics Responsible for patient and clinic flow. This includes but is not limited to: organizing and attending team huddle, pt. check in (vital signs, clinical reminders and medication review), informing patients if PCP running late and clinic check out if necessary Adheres to standards of practice and safe technique in preparation and administration of medication. Serves in a role to support Telehealth clinical programs across the system. Reviews daily care schedule for patient care needs and pre-visit planning. Completes appropriate clinical reminders Demonstrates understanding of age- and population-specific characteristics that affect the health care needs of the Veteran. Promptly recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance and effectively intervenes as directed when appropriate. Aid in patient education. Based on the patient's goals, provides patient and family health education, to include self-management, prevention and wellness
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.