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LVN I - Palliative Care

Location: Bakersfield, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 758851 Date posted: 03/01/2019

Licensed Vocational Nurses are licensed health professionals who perform patient care, technical, and supportive services under general supervision in a medical office or clinical setting. The LVN supports the philosophy and complies with the protocols, policies, and procedures of the Organization and the assigned Medical Office Department.

Essential Functions:

- Assist medical personnel with special procedures, minor surgical procedures and/or diagnostic exams.
- Assess and monitor patients' condition and notify physician/health care professional for disposition.
- Prepare and administer medications as directed by physician order, following established protocols.
- Maintain equipment and supplies.  Identify and arrange for equipment needing repair.  Apply principles of aseptic technique and infection control as directed by the Infection Control Manual. 
- Monitor patient flow and assign/direct other ancillary personnel as needed. 
- Provide medical information and education to patients, following established protocols and guidelines. 
- Document pertinent patient information, assessment and nursing procedures, following established protocols. 
- Maintain patient confidentiality. 
- Explain purpose and process of examinations, tests and medical procedures to patients, following established guidelines. 
- Instruct patients on general health and basic self care procedures. 
- Execute treatments such as urinary catheterization, bladder irrigations, suction procedures and throat irrigations. 
- Initiate emergency procedures (including basic CPR) and provide emergency patient treatments.  
- Answer member inquires, observe patient condition for reactions during and after procedures, remove sutures following established protocols, respond to Code Blues, take and record patient vital signs, height, weight, etc., obtain specimens from patients (urine, stool, etc.), perform venipuncture and finger sticks to obtain blood samples, prepare specimens and specimens for lab analysis, perform urine tests (tablet or dipstick.)
- Request charts/medical records, schedule, cancel and reschedule patient appointments, initiate follow up appointments with patients, check in patients/members, prepare outgoing mail, locate personnel by paging system or beeper, provide patient information to family members, following patient confidentiality guidelines, record and send Fax's, screen patient calls and take messages for providers. 
- Maintain department logs, maintain and update user manuals, monitor and maintain protocol manuals, respond to requests for information, order medical supplies and equipment, receive, store and distribute materials and supplies, replenish linen.  . 
- Serve as resource to coworkers by answering procedure questions and assisting in problem solving, participate in special projects and studies, demonstrate safety procedures, coordinate and monitor activities within the module, function as team leader, participate in department meetings, train and orient new staff to equipment, general duties and procedures, following established protocols. 
- Maintain proficiency in clinical skills, answer call lights, answer telephones and take messages, call in telephone prescriptions, following established protocols, and assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.

Basic Qualifications:

- Current California Licensed Vocational Nurse license required. 
- Basic Life Support required.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support required within six months of hire. 
- Computer and typing skills preferred. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Palliative Care experience preferred.  

Bilingual Spanish preferred.


This is a LVN I position in the Palliative Care Department at the Ming Avenue MOB. 

Hours/days/shifts may change based on departmental/opertional needs. 

Current schedule is Monday through Friday 8 AM-5 PM.  

May float to other departments within the medical office building including but not limited to Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Neurology and Nurse Clinic.  

Primary Location: California,Bakersfield,Ming Medical Offices 8800 Ming Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UFCW - Local 770 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nursing Licensed Specialty: LVN / LPN Department: Palliative Care Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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