LPN / LVN - Sacramento VAMC

Sacramento, CA

Post Date: 12/12/2017 Job ID: 66607 Industry: Nursing

Loyal Source Government Services is looking for a qualified Licensed Practical Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse  to work as civilians promoting and restoring patients’ health at the Sacramento  VAMC in the Sacramento, CA area. This is a per diem position. 

 

For more information please contact Brian Rodino at 407-381.7738 or via email b.rodino@loyalsource.com

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 
  • Must have at least 1 year of direct patient care experience
  • ANY State License
  • BLS

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 
  • Serves as a member of the nursing team and participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care provided.
  • Serves as a direct patient care provider and carries out nursing care for assigned patients. Is alert to physical and emotional changes and complications related to patient disease process and reports such immediately to the RN.
  • Observes patient’ s changing condition and reports and records changes on the nursing progress note and care plan. Enters accurate, complete information in the medical record about patient’ s condition and responses to treatment and actions taken to carry out nursing care.
  • Reinforces instructions to patient scheduled for invasive, diagnostic, or pre/post-operative procedures. Instruct patients on use of equipment (e.g. oxygen, suction, incentive spirometry, etc.). Reinforces instructions to patients and families on the use of prescribed medications.
  • Performs a range of treatment and procedures that include but are not limited to changing sterile dressings, inserting urinary drainage catheters, irrigating catheters and/or nasogastric tubes, irrigation wounds, giving enemas, using various forms of body temperature control, administering oral, topical and intramuscular medications and reporting information concerning adverse effects, caring for patients in isolation, and/or continuous observation status, and giving treatments that requires use of specialized oxygen, suction, or other supplies.
  • Serves as a module/team leader if assigned to the Nursing Home Care Units.
  • Observes, promptly reports, and documents observations regarding the physical and emotional status of patients, including such things as changes in vital signs, bodily functions, clarity of speech and/or orientation to time, place or person.
  • Performs a range of diagnostic support duties which include taking vital signs, during neurological checks, collecting specimens, obtaining laboratory reports, and assisting in a variety of examinations such as lumbar punctures, paracentesis, liver biopsies, thoracentesis and bone marrow examinations by positioning and draping patients and providing other assistance as necessary.
  • Recognizes emergency situations (e.g. cardio-pulmonary arrest, choking, etc.) and takes prompt, appropriate action.
  • Initiates emergency measures to control patient’ s disruptive or violent behavior. Assumes responsibility for patients requiring constant observation, including those placed on legal holds as a danger to themselves, others, or gravely disabled, which includes fifteen (15) minute documentation of patient’ s condition on appropriate forms.
  • Prepares, administers and records prescribed medications in accordance with Medical Center’ s Policy and Procedure. Observes and reports physical and emotional reactions to medications.
  • Counts narcotics, assuming responsibility for narcotic security and the accuracy of records. Administers narcotics according to established policy.
  • Reports to the RN completion of care rendered, changes in patient’ s response or condition and care needs remaining prior to leaving the clinical area.
  • Maintains completeness and accuracy of all continuing patient records, including intake and output, vital signs, and activities of daily living.
  • Performs a range of personal care that includes feeding, bathing, lifting and turning patients, providing for personal hygiene and performing preventative, rehabilitative, and therapeutic care/procedures within the scope of the LPN/LVN.
  • Accompanies patients on diagnostic or therapeutic trips, assuming responsibility for nursing decisions while away from the nursing unit, within the scope of the LPN/LVN.
  • Respect patient’ s rights, including but not limited to, visual and auditory privacy.

 

If you are not interested in this location, please let us know what opportunities you would be interested in as we get new positions throughout the country daily.  Feel free to forward this to anyone who may be interested in working with the military or the VA as a contracted civilian, as we do offer a referral bonus.

 

For more information, go to our website www.loyalsource.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter for other positions currently open.

 

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