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Retail Clinic LVN - Hawthorne

Location: Hawthorne, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 713603 Date posted: 08/02/2018

Under the direct Supv of a RN or physician provides nursing care in accordance w/the legal scope of practice & w/in established standards of care, policies & procedures. Demonstrates performance consistent w/the Mission, Vision & Strategic Plan of the organization. Demonstrates quality & effectiveness in work habits & clinical practice & treats coworkers, patients, families & all members of the health care team w/dignity & respect.

Essential Functions:
- Upholds KP's Policies & Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities & applicable state, federal, & local laws.
- Performs patient care functions, w/in the scope of competency, considering age related needs of the patient as prescribed by physician/health care professional(s) following established protocols, policies, & procedures.
- Assist medical personnel w/special procedures, minor surgical procedures &/or diagnostic exams.
- Assess & monitor patients' condition & notify physician/health care professional for disposition.
- Prepare & administer medications as directed by physician order following established protocols.
- Maintain equipment & supplies.
- Identify & arrange for equipment needing repair.
- Apply principles of aseptic technique & infection control as directed by the Infection Control Manual.
- Monitor patient flow & assign/direct other ancillary personnel as needed.
- Provide medical information & education to patients, following established protocols & guidelines.
- Document pertinent patient information, assessment & nursing procedures following established protocols.
- Maintain patient confidentiality.
- Perform other duties as directed.
- Patient/Care Procedures - Explain purpose & process of examinations, tests & medical procedures to patients, following established guidelines.
- Instruct patients on general health & basic self-care procedures.
- Review, explain & clarify physician orders w/patient.
- Instruct patient in use of home equipment.
- Administer patient first aid.
- Apply basic orthopedic devices, as ordered by physician.
- Apply & remove dressings.
- Execute treatments such as urinary catheterization, bladder irrigations, suction procedures, & throat Irrigations.
- Follow standard infection control procedures.
- Administer enemas.
- Initiate emergency procedures (including basic CPR) & provide emergency patient treatments.
- Lift patients.
- Monitor patient vital signs.
- Monitor patients for bleeding.
- Observe machine monitors.
- Administer inhalation therapy.
- Participate in development of nursing care plans.
- Perform surgical preps.
- Prepare & position patients for procedures.
- Prepare patients for physical examinations.
- Provide therapeutic care as ordered by physician.
- Rinse & clean instruments & equipment.
- Sterilize instruments & equipment.
- Arrange for equipment repair & maintenance.
- Maintain clean work area.
- Monitor supply of oxygen & gas tanks.
- Complete laboratory, radiology requisitions & specialized test forms.
- Notify appropriate personnel of abnormal lab test results.
- Answer member inquires.
- Observe patient condition for reactions during & after procedures.
- Remove sutures following established protocols.
- Respond to Code Blues.
- Take & record patient vital signs, height, weight, etc.
- Obtain specimens from patients (urine, stool, etc.).
- Perform venipuncture & finger sticks to obtain blood samples.
- Prepare specimens & specimens for lab analysis.
- Perform urine tests (tablet or dipstick.)
- Perform vision screening using Snellen chart.
- Perform routine diagnostic tests, following established protocols.
- Perform skin tests.
- Assist as member of surgical team.
- Assist physicians w/endotracheal intubations.
- Assists physician in obtaining tissue specimens & biopsies.
- Assist w/proctological procedures (i.e. Sigmoidoscopies.)
- Restrain or support patients during procedures.
- Perform EKG's (electrocardiograms.)
- Assist as member of surgical team.
- Assist physicians w/endotracheal intubations.
- Assists physician in obtaining tissue specimens & biopsies.
- Assist w/proctological procedures (i.e. Sigmoidoscopies.)
- Restrain or support patients during procedures.
- Perform EKG's (electrocardiograms.)
- Assist patients w/ambulation & exercises, following established protocols.
- Administer topical or aerosol medication as ordered.
- Administer medications as prescribed, w/in scope of practice.
- Transportation: Transport patients to/from designated areas.
- Route specimens to laboratory.
- Transport laboratory specimens, medical records, laboratory supplies & materials.
- Transport office supplies & materials, patient related supplies & materials.
- Transport equipment, & procedures trays.
- Performs venipuncture&finger sticks.
- Check in patients&members.
- Administrative/Clerical/Record Keeping: Request charts/medical records.
- Schedule, cancel & reschedule patient appointments.
- Initiate follow up appointments w/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 & send Fax's.
- Screen patient calls & take messages for providers.
- Maintain department logs.
- Maintain & update user manuals.
- Monitor & maintain protocol manuals.
- Respond to requests for information.
- Order medical supplies & equipment.
- Receive, store, & distribute materials, & supplies.
- Replenish linen.
- Adjust work schedules &/or reassign personnel as directed.
- Serve as resource to coworkers by answering procedure questions & assisting in problem solving.
- Participate in special projects & studies.
- Demonstrate safety procedures.
- Coordinate & monitor activities w/in the module.
- Function as team leader.
- Participate in department meetings.
- Train & orient new staff to equipment, general duties & procedures, following established protocols.
- Maintain proficiency in clinical skills.
- Answers call lights.
- Answer telephones & take messages.
- Call in telephone prescriptions, following established protocols.
- Assume other activities & responsibilities as directed.
- Compliance & Integrity: Models & reinforces ethical behavior in self & others in accordance to the Principles of Responsibility.
- Adheres to organizational policies & guidelines.
- Supports compliance initiatives; maintains confidences; admits mistakes; conducts business w/ honesty & shows consistency in words & actions.
- Follows through on commitments.
- Service Language: Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, & behaviors necessary to provide superior & culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, & to customers, contracted providers & vendors.
- & participates in service training & KP programs provided.

Pay Grade: 26

Basic Qualifications:
- One (1) year of recent (within the last three (3) years) experience as a LVN in an acute/outpatient setting.
- N/A.
License, Certification, Registration
- Current CA LVN License.
- BCLS Provider Card.
- I.V. Therapy certification.
- Blood Withdrawal certification.
- Note: If successful candidate does not hold a current IV and/or Blood Withdrawal certification, willing to train. Candidate must successfully complete the training and successfully pass the test.

- Rotating weekend hours from 11:00 am-4:30 pm.

- This is an on call position, days and hours may vary.

Primary Location: California,Hawthorne,Kaiser Permanente Target Clinic - Hawthorne 2700 W Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 9:00 AM Working Hours End: 7:00 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nursing Licensed Specialty: LVN / LPN Department: Retail Clinic Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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