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LVN II Outpatient

Location: San Diego, CA Job Number: 714548 Date posted: 08/07/2018
Description: Under the direction and guidance of an RN, assists in the planning and delivery of nursing services for patients. Utilizes direct observation or electronic monitoring to identify patient needs. A Licensed Vocational Nurse is a member of the nursing team and provides direct nursing care for patients and supports unit functions. Direct Patient Care - Performs data collection and other technical and manual skills assigned upon direction of the Registered Nurse. Performs appropriate patient interventions as directed by the Registered Nurse. Performs assigned educational tasks after the patient's educational needs are assessed by the Registered Nurse. Implements care of the patient as assigned following assessment by the Registered Nurse. Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served.

Essential Functions:
  • Identifies the impact of cultural diversity & lifestyle choices on patient condition & makes accommodations for such differences.
  • Sets priorities according to most emergent needs on an ongoing basis.
  • Performs LVN skills in compliance with all approved policies/procedures with minimal or indirect supervision.
  • Recognizes & clarifies inappropriate orders.
  • Collaborates with appropriate health care team members in a timely manner to facilitate patient outcomes.
  • Re-enforces learning & discharge planning needs of patient/family & documents teaching in a timely manner.
  • Routinely takes usual & special precautions relative to the age, medical history, condition of the patient, & the type of treatment being given.
  • Documents clinical activities in a timely manner.
  • Documentation is legible, comprehensive & accurate.
  • Organizational Rules, Policies & Procedures Observes all applicable Regional, Medical Center&department policies & procedures.
  • Adheres to Attendance policy.
  • Adheres to TIME System practice.
  • Adheres to Personal Phone Call policy.
  • Adheres to Dress Code policy.
  • Displays clearly visible identification, stating name, title & department.
  • Adheres to Confidentiality & Computer Security policy.
  • Participates in education/orientation of other staff.
  • Accountable to attend at least 50% of staff meetings & inservices & responsible for all content of staff meetings/inservice presentations by attendance or reviewing minutes.
  • Quality & Service - Responsive to the needs of others maintaining a professional behavior toward members & co-workers & creating a positive image for the department.
  • Establishes & maintains courteous, cooperative relations with public, patients, families, & personnel.
  • Informs patients of reason for any delays or anticipated delays in their care.
  • Treats all patients in accordance with the Patient's Bill of Rights.
  • Conducts only work-related conversations when patients are waiting for service.
  • Works in a cooperative manner with team members to meet needs of patients & unit.
  • Communicates in writing accurately, completely & legibly, & routes such communication appropriately & in a timely manner.
  • Communicate information & keeps RN informed throughout the shift of patient status & needs.
  • Communicates in the English language in the patient care setting, unless acting as an interpreter.
  • Professionalism - Maintains professional demeanor in all interactions with patient & staff.
  • Responds positively to constructive criticism from peers & supervisors.
  • Participates in continuing education, inservices & staff development within the department & Medical
    Center.
  • This job description is not all encompassing.



  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in previous three (3) years as an LVN in a hospital setting or completion of New Graduate LVN
    training Program.
    Education
  • California License as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
    Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
  • Maintains current California License as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
  • Maintains current IV certification; If no IV certificate, will be required to attend and pass a Kaiser Permanente IV certification
    training.
  • Maintains currentBLS certification.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Will consider sub-acute experience.
  • Physical Demands: Heavy physical demands.
  • Frequent pulling, pushing and lifting of patients and equipment.
  • Walking and standing most of the time on duty.
  • Machines, Tools Equipment: Standard medical equipment and equipment used in specialty areas.

    Notes:
  • Travel to current and future GI Ambulatory locations as required to support operations.
  • Current ambulatory locations are in San Marcos, Garfield and Otay mesa.
  • LVN II work includes weekend inpatient work, call/standby at night, on Sundays, and holidays.
  • Inpatient work is at Zion Medical Center and San Diego Medical Center.

    Primary Location: California,San Diego,Garfield Specialty Care 5893 Copley Dr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OPEIU - Local 30 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nursing Licensed Specialty: LVN / LPN Department: Gastroenterology 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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