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PACE Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Location : Modesto
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : PACE
Job Industry : Healthcare - Health Services

Job Description :

 


Under the direct supervision of the supervising RN, the PACE Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) assists in assessing for and delivering clinical skilled services. This position works closely with all PACE departments including the Clinic, Day Health Center, Home Care and supports PACE activities, including on the supervisions of Personal Care Assistants (PCA’s) delivering assistance with Participant activates in the Center and Home environments as assigned.

 


  • Screen potential participants in the clinic, day center or home (and or virtually) and assists the Supervising RN in assessing their environment, personal care needs of the frail, and elderly population, and identify and deliver skilled needs. 

  • Gather, compile and submit all information during Participant encounters. 

  • Under supervision by the Supervising RN, assists in completing level of care tool including diagnoses, medications, ADL's (Activities of Daily Living), IADL's (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living) in addition to a narrative summarizing potential participant's skilled needs. 

  • Track whether assessments have been completed. 

  • Review medical records for each participant, on-going services and services received within past year using EMR, plan of care for the upcoming year using EMR, and IDT annual assessments to assist in ensuring continuing skilled needs are identified. 

  • Assist the Supervising RN with current medical status and functional capabilities for each participant. 

  • Ensure the LOC recertification's are completed in a timely manner as per DHCS protocol, and assists with audits and follows up as appropriate. 

  • Basic wound care and vitals. 

  •  Administration of immunizations, injections, and medication as prescribed within scope.

  • Ensure documentation is complete; document medical history within the system, keep medical record current and upload as needed. 

  • Supervise Patient Care Assistants in accordance with regulations. 

  • Assess patients’ physical and mental wellbeing, report to MD or RN. 

  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, in-services, projects, and committees as assigned. 

  • Be flexible in schedule of hours worked. 

  • Other projects and duties as assigned


 

 
Required Qualifications :

 




  • Valid CA Driver’s License, acceptable driving record, and vehicle insurance. 

  • Drive to participant’s homes as needed. 

  • Develop rapport, establish, and maintain effective relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels and from varying cultural and ethnic backgrounds. 

  • Ability to work under stressful conditions. 

  • Creative, detailed-oriented and organized. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with specific ability to maintain accurate records. 

  • Excellent customer service skills. 

  • Must have integrity, practice discretion and practice objective problem solving. 

  • Data collection skills and knowledge of basic statistical principles. 

  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, coworkers, medical staff, and the public. 

  • Skilled in identifying and recommending problem resolution.  

  • Knowledge of safety and infection control requirements for healthcare facilities.  Demonstrated experience in quality assurance and performance improvement activities and in the development and implementation of staff education with application of adult learning concepts. 

  • Knowledge of nursing best practices, Medi-Cal, Medicare, and community engagement a plus, available community resources. 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications. 

  • Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications. 

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. 


 


Education/Experience 



  • High school diploma or equivalent. 

  •  Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. 

  •  Current unencumbered Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in the state of CA. 

  •  Current BLS CPR Card certified by American Heart Association. 

  • Minimum one (1) year nursing experience with Home or Community Health Provider experience, within the last three (3) years required. 

  •  Minimum one (1) year experience working with the frail or elderly population



 

 
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