Licensed Vocational Nurse (HPACT)
Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

    Duties

    Summary

    The LVN is located in Greater Los Angeles Health Care System (GLA) is assigned within Community Engagement
    and Reintegration Service (CERS), specifically with the Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (HPACT) The LVN will be working with team of professionals who work with chronically homeless Veterans with chronic medical problems and mental illness. LVN provides wrap around services to veterans who need housing, medical, social, and mental health services to veterans who are eligible for care.

    Responsibilities

    Major duties and responsibilities included but not limited to:

    • Verifies orders with the provider and pharmacy and prepares, administers and documents mediations via CPRS using approved not titles in accordance with the GLA policy and procedure.
    • Provides a full range of nursing care to homeless patients with a variety of medial, mental and psychosocial problems.
    • Demonstrates clinical knowledge and competence in performing unit specific competencies by providing direct patient care by assisting the provider with procedures, such as EKG, blood draw wound care, ear lavages etc.
    • Complies with policies and procedures to ensure standards of care are of the highest quality. Uses infection control practices and guidelines including but not limited to hand hygiene and isolation procedures for patients with communicable diseases.
    • Responds quickly to emergency situations and notifies provider immediately.
    • Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team, interacting with patients, families, professionals and supportive personnel.
    • Organizes patient care assignments to meet the needs of the patient goals.
    • Participates in the coordination of care and recommends resources and referrals.
    • Participates in planning the nursing care provided by demonstrating the ability to prioritize assigned procedures based on the patient's condition.
    • Completes assignments in a timely manner with constructive utilization of remaining time.
    • Identifies chief complaints for patients during patient check in and communicates with the providers.
    • Completes vital signs, clinical reminders and other preventative care screening, documents vaccinations as ordered.
    • Identifies and documents any subtle changes in physical and/or emotional conditions of patients.
    • Demonstrates practical knowledge of human behavior, motivation and reactions to situations. Report these in a timely manner and initiates appropriate action.
    • Completes required patient care documentation and records significant observations and actions utilizing the nursing process in a clear and concise manner in CPRS.
    • Instructs patients and family members on principles of health, self-care and protocols for treatments and/or medications.
    • Utilizes teaching materials to promote self-reliance and independence including methods to prevent complications and facilitate recovery by using Krames and other education resources.
    • Reinforces instruction provided by other health care professionals.
    • Identifies behavioral flags and takes appropriate precautions as outlined in the behavioral plan of care.
    • Identifies life threatening/non life threatening hazards immediately and take appropriate actions and reports to team leader and/or registered nurse as soon as possible.
    • Identifies potential risk and takes necessary precautions to insure the safety of the patient.
    • Uses appropriate equipment for appropriate activity.
    • Communicate both orally and written, are done in a professional manner and exemplify the ICARE values of GLA. (Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence)
    • Communicates with patients and or family concerns to the RN Care Manager or Provider in a timely manner.
    • Displays courtesy and compassion with interacting with internal and external customers.
    • Assists in orienting and training less experienced LVNs in a professional manner.
    • Communicates accurate information to members of the interdisciplinary team, supervisor, colleagues, and other customers in a clear, concise manner.
    • Demonstrates effective conflict resolution skills.
    • Maintain privacy and confidentiality for patients, families, medial records, and electronic information by following policy and procedures and all regulation on confidentiality of information.
    • Safeguards medial records by keeping under lock and also having computer screen inaccessible so all Privacy Act material will be secured.
    • Utilizes appropriate guidelines and channel of communication when releasing confidential information.
    • Limited travel between the 3 GLA HPACT clinics at West LA, LAACC, and Sepulveda may be required.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 08:00am - 4:30pm
    Fi nancial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Job Type Part Time