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Practical Nurse- Community Based Outpatient Clinic - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - LPN / LVN

Company: Oklahoma City VA Medical Center
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Practical Nurse- Community Based Outpatient Clinic - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Duties

Assisting with and performing activities of daily living, i.e., bathing, feeding, shavings, oral hygiene, care of scalp and nails.

Assisting patients with bedpans, urinals, or to the commode/toilet.

Making unoccupied/occupied beds. Maintaining a neat, safe, comfortable environment for the patient.

Assisting with the admission, transfer and discharge of patients.

Preparing, administering, and reviewing appropriate dosage for oral, subcutaneous, intradermal, intramuscular, topical, topical, enemas and suppository forms of medications.

Taking and recording in the medical record: vital signs, blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperate, pain score, weight, and neurological check.

Collecting specimens, urine, feces, sputum, etc., and appropriately prepare and transports specimens to the laboratory. Measuring and recording total intake (oral, IV, per tube) and-- output (urine, emesis, wound, etc.).

Performs venipunctures and appropriately prepares and transports specimens to the laboratory. Performs finger stick blood sugars.

Observing, reporting, and documenting all changes in the physical condition and/or the behavior of patients to the supervising Registered Nurses (RN) on duty. Reporting and recording care and treatment including responses and reactions to that care and treatment. In designated areas, able to interpret life threatening dysrhythmia after demonstrating competency.

Responsible for placing large bone nasogastric tubes and foley catheters. Performing ostomy care, tube feedings, nasopharyngeal or tracheal suctioning, oxygen therapy, dressing changes, irrigations, nebulizer treatments, various tube care, i.e. Jackson Pratt, hemovac, tracheostomy, etc., and a variety of other procedures.

Providing age appropriate care.

Providing and/or reinforcing patient teaching and documents.

Identifying emergency situations and taking appropriate action, i.e.. imitates CPR, pulls fire alarm, etc.

Monitoring patients receiving blood transfusion.

Managing the patient with a chest tube.

Assisting in maintaining a safe, therapeutic environment for patients, including those exhibiting unpredictable behavior.

Providing appropriate care and documentation for patients (1) at high risk for falls, (2) requiring restraints, (3) requiring Emergency Orders of Detentions (EOD) or Court commitment, and (4) demonstrating suicidal or ideations, or (5) patients requiring special monitoring or observation.

Demonstrating a positive understanding and helpful attitude toward patient, patient families and coworkers. Demonstrating the ability to work as an active, contributing team member.
Demonstrating courteous interactions with patients, patient's families and coworkers.

Utilizing principles of aseptic technique, universal precautions and isolations requirements.

Providing input into patient into patient plan of care.

Utilizing computer programs required for the position.

Knowledge Required by the Position

Knowledge and skills sufficient to provide nursing care to a variety of patients ranging from chronically to acutely ill.

Knowledge and skill sufficient to use medical terminology and to begin interpreting test results and information gathered to care for patients.

Beginning skill in observing, gathering and reporting both orally and in writing obvious physical and emotional changes in the patient's health care status.

Knowledge and skill sufficient to interact with patients/patient families for the purpose of obtaining or giving information.

Knowledge and skill sufficient to perform procedures, treatments and care with supervision and/or assistance -as needed.

Knowledge of anatomy and physiology as well as understanding of the scientific principles underlying the nursing care and/or procedures to be performed.

Knowledge and skill sufficient to initiate emergency measures and to get further assistance.

Knowledge and skill sufficient to provide environmental safety, security and privacy of patient.

Knowledge of dosages and skill sufficient to administer prescribed medications.

Practical and theoretical knowledge about drug side effects, purposes, therapeutic dosage range and toxic effects.

Knowledge and skill to demonstrate computer literacy to use all required programs for the position.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 to 4:00 or 8:00 to 4:30, includes some Saturday depending on clinic needs.
Compressed/Flexible:No
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Title/Functional Statement #: 000000/ Licensed Practical Nurse.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Position Title/Functional Statement #:Practical Nurse- Community Based Outpatient Clinic/PD000000

Keywords: Oklahoma City VA Medical Center, Oklahoma City , Practical Nurse- Community Based Outpatient Clinic - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - LPN / LVN, Healthcare , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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