Licensed Vocational Nurse- Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Santa Rosa, California
Internal Number: 621529800
The PACT is responsible for providing for all of a patient's health care needs or appropriately coordinating care with other qualified professionals. Employee complies with Department of Nursing/Unit specific and Medical center policies, procedures standards and protocols regarding direct care of patients, including medication administration, patient care planning, assessment and documentation of patient condition and response to treatment. Employee establishes work priorities and completes assignments in a timely manner with minimal supervision. 1. Provides/assists patients in keeping with Department of Nursing standards, to accomplish a full range of personal care with attention to preserving personal dignity, autonomy, religious preferences, cultural values, and age appropriate needs. 2. Observes, recognizes and reports significant or adverse changes in patients' condition in a timely fashion and responds appropriately to emergency situations. 3. Prepares and administers prescribed medications and performs treatments according to established policies procedures. Observes for physical and or emotional changes in patients' conditions from prescribed medications/treatments promptly and accurately documents noted changes reporting any deviations from normal to RN or MD/DO. 4. Administers all appropriate respiratory therapies for example: oxygen saturation, aerosolized medications, inhalers, oxygen via nasal prongs or mask, and others as assigned. 5. Provides additional patient care responsibilities including consistent special efforts and quality in wound care, pulmonary care, skin care, and other measures to prevent complications as directed. 6. Assists with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as applying and reading skin tests, utilizing doppler to check pulses, urinary drainage devices maintenance and removal with trial voiding, ostomy maintenance and care. 7. Observes, recognizes and reports significant or adverse changes in patients' condition in a timely fashion and responds appropriately to emergency situations. 8. Initiates patient /family interactions daily which provide emotional and psychological support. 9. Demonstrates knowledge and correct usage of skills in intervening and managing potentially violent and /or suicidal patients. Demonstrates knowledge of and correct usage of medical and psychiatric terminology/diagnosis. 10. Monitors and helps of patient traffic to ensure minimal wait times for patients and to keep providers daily schedules on time. 11. Complies with all universal precaution and infection control policies and procedures. 12. Completes PACT Sweeping/Scrubbing. 13. Attends and participates in huddles, pre-visit planning and team meetings. 14. Makes pre-visit calls for PACT. 15. Participates in Secure Messaging. 16. Communicates effectively with outside providers and organizations. 17. Completes discharge calls when needed. 18. Completes nursing care activities and covers other teams' assignments as directed. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.