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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Location : South San Diego, CA
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : Vista PACE 795
Job Industry : Healthcare - Health Services

Job Description :

Job Description: 


Under direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or provider performs routine patient care, excluding administration of IV medications, as directed by Company policies and procedures in a medical office or clinic setting. 


 


Essential Functions: 



  • Upholds Company’s Policies and Procedures, Core Values and competencies and applicable state, federal and local laws. 

  • Performs routine patient care functions as prescribed by licensed health care providers following established clinical protocols and policies and procedures within defined scope of education, training and responsibilities. 

  • Performs data collection focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status; also nutrition, pain, patient/family education, family involvement and patient advocacy.

  • Completes chart preparation and management for scheduled patients. 

  • Delegates appropriately and coordinates duties/activities of health care team members. 

  • Follows Company process for communicating patient test results and follow up. 

  • Interviews patients, measures vital signs, and other pertinent information as required by specific clinic. 

  • Implements patient education techniques such as: health coaching and teach back to support self-management. Identifies patient/family learning needs and acts to meet them. 

  • Documents pertinent patient information, nursing procedures and patient responses in EHR, following established Company guidelines and maintaining patient confidentiality. 

  • Prepares treatment rooms and patients for examination. 

  • Applies principles of aseptic technique and infection control as directed by the Infection Control policy and procedures. 

  • Performs point of care testing, including but not limited to urine tests, pregnancy tests, A1C, and others as directed. 

  • Assists the physician with therapeutic and diagnostic patient care functions which may require sterile technique, wound care, urine catheter insertion/removal, wound care, inhalation treatments, removal or application of dressings, EKG, visual testing, and audiometric testing. 

  • May hold clamps or retractors, sponge vascular areas, and pass instruments as specifically directed by the physician. 

  • Handles clinic use medication inventories and orders and replenishes medical supplies, medications, and materials throughout the day as needed. Maintains clinic inventory logs. 

  • Prepares and administers medications, excluding IV medications, as directed by physician order and in accordance to Company policy and procedure. 

  • Participates and responds, when assigned to clinical emergency codes. 

  • Autoclave: oversight of process to ensure the cleaning, processing, sterilizing and checking of instruments is in compliance to meet audit and infection control requirements. 

  • Immunization coordination: oversight of clinic’s daily routine workflow, excursion reporting process and emergency vaccine management plan. 

  • Utilizes effective communication methods and skills, following lines of authority as appropriate. Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified by Company.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning.

  • Ensures the clinical area is audit prepared by completing monthly Quality Assurance packet and addressing deficiencies. 

  • Participates in unit and department Performance and Quality Improvement activities. 

  • Provides assistance with nursing schedule and demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues; demonstrates flexibility when floating to other units upon requests. 

  • Other related duties as assigned. Customer Service/ Patient-Centered Care:

  • Practices customer service standards as defined by Company specified clinic. 

  • Anticipates the customer's needs, takes proactive steps to meet those needs, by listening and taking responsibility within scope to ensure issues are resolved.

  • Promptly responds to alarms and patient requests. 

  • Facilitates the customer's ability to utilize resources. 

  • Assures a clean, orderly, and functional work environment. Team Commitment:

  • Effective team member who is adaptable, cooperative, and willing to assist others. 

  • Works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. 

  • Manages difficult or conflict situations constructively and seeks appropriate assistance. 

  • Takes accountability for own actions. 

  • Actively participates in departmental professional development activities. 

  • Adheres to Attendance Policy.


Required Qualifications :

Experience: 



  • Preferred: A (minimum) of 1 year of experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. 


 

Education: 



  • High School Diploma/GED 

  • Graduate of an accredited Licensed Vocational Nursing program. 




Licenses/Certifications: 



  • Current license to practice as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in California. 

  • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification (American Heart Association) 




Additional Requirements: 



  • Ability to read, write and comprehend English 

  • Ability to read, write and comprehend medical information and terminology. 

  • Ability to effectively present information, both verbal and written. 

  • Good interpersonal skills. 


 

Preferred: 



  • Spanish, Tagalog, or Arabic language.


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