Incumbent is a member of the nursing team who works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and performs assignments requiring licensure as a vocational/practical nurse. Care may be provided to patients in a variety of settings, i.e. Ambulatory Care Including but not limited to primary care, specialty care, mental health, surgery, special procedures and Home/Community Based Care. Duties include, but are not limited to: Making observations and thoroughly documenting care and the patient's response Appropriately seeking assistance and guidance by informing RN or medical provider of changes in the patient's condition requiring higher-level intervention Performing, reporting and recording assigned nursing care in Primary Care Clinics, including, but not limited to: Data collection and documentation of all interventions completed during patient visits (i.e., EKG, dressing changes) using Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) Administers and documents immunizations per protocol/VATVCBHCS policies Clinical reminders completion and closes encounters Completes pre-appointment telephone calls for scheduled patients Is a role model in the provision of excellent customer service Engaging in education activities that connect, inform, resonate and motivate the patient, their families and support networks Delivering patient centered care to all patients Employing population health management principles to optimize health and wellbeing for the patient through such activities as use of evidenced-based practice recommendations, completing clinical reminders, tracking high risk behaviors and assisting the patient to develop coping mechanisms, assisting the patient to identify health care goals and actions to take to meet those goals and evaluating progress Engaging in a collaborative practice with team members supporting continuous improvement of processes and prevention services Completing mandatory training and reviews Taking appropriate action in emergency situations Performing ear canal aspirations following procedure guidelines and reports variations to provider and other clinical staff, after verification of provider's exam and CPRS order Performing phlebotomy for patients requiring laboratory test Independently collecting a wide range of specimens including blood, urine and throat cultures Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This is a Bargaining Unit position.
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