Licensed Vocational Nurse
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN/LPN)
Growing Home Health Agency is hiring for multiple shift care and intermittent nursing positions throughout Los Angeles County, including the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, South Bay, Beach Cities, and South Los Angeles. Shifts are variable, between 4 and 12 hours per day. Day, evening, and weekend shifts are available.
The Licensed Vocational Nursing provides skilled nursing care to patients following a plan of care established by the physician in consultation with the Case Manager/RN and the interdisciplinary team members.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following is representation of the major duties and responsibilities of this position. The Agency will make reasonable accommodations to allow otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Contributes to the development of a plan of nursing action based on existing problems, expected patient response, and the Plan of Care.
- Performs duties consistent with the Vocational Nursing Practice Act.
- Implements safe, therapeutic care of patients with overt needs in supervised/controlled situations as initiated in the Plan of Care by the physician in consultation with the Case Manager/RN and the interdisciplinary team.
- Utilizes resources (patient, family, staff, outside personnel, agencies/organizations) to contribute to the Plan of Care.
- Maintains current knowledge and skills for documenting care to meet Regulatory and third party payer requirements. Prepares documentation and clinical/progress notes. Documents clearly and concisely, using proper notation and Agency abbreviations. Submits all documentation within the timelines guidelines established by the Agency.
- Explains test, procedures, disease process, and provides other health education to patient, family, and/or caregiver. Documents patient/family/caregiver response to care and teaching.
- Notifies the patient’s attending physician, dentist, or podiatrist and other professional persons and responsible staff of significant changes in the patient’s condition. “Significant Changes” include those changes that suggest the need to modify or develop a plan of treatment or plan of care.
- May teach basic patient care to ancillary personnel and CHHA’s
- Participates in coordination of home health services, appropriately reporting the need for other disciplines to the case manager and/or clinical supervisor.
- Reports on the patient’s condition and changing patient status to the Case Manager and/or clinical supervisor.
- Regularly attends and participates in scheduled case conferences, staff meetings and Agency in-services.
- Participates in appropriate continuing education as may be requested and/or required by your immediate supervisor. In addition, it is expected that personnel will accept personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job-related skills and abilities.
- Attends mandatory educational programs. Attends and/or participates in Clinical Record Reviews and other Quality Improvement functions as directed by supervisor.
- Prevents spread of infection and disease by proper disposal of contaminated materials and by adhering to Standard Precautions.
- Maintains/conserves confidentiality of patient and Agency information at all times.
- Regularly assesses own nursing skills and educational needs to meet the nursing care requirements of patients assigned for care. Upgrades professional skills and attends in-services and continuing education classes as needed.
- Provides those services requiring nursing skills in accordance with the plan of treatment/care
- Educates and instructs the patient, patient’s family, or staff as required. Teaching patient information is limited to that which is outlined in and consistent with the licensed Vocational Nurse Practice Act.
- Assists the patient in learning appropriate self-care techniques.
- Assists the physician and registered nurse in performing specialized procedures. Prepares equipment and materials for treatments observing aseptic technique as required.
- Conforms to all agency policies and procedures.
- Current California License for Vocational Nurse issues by the California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners.
- Minimum one year experience as a professional nurse. Community/home health or medical/surgical experience is preferred.
- Has excellent clinical judgement, knowledge of current nursing practices, and observation.
- Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Must have dexterity, coordination, and visual and auditory acuity to perform all job responsibilities.
- Current CPR Certification.
- Current and satisfactory report on pre-employment physical examination including Mantoux TB Test or chest X-ray as required by the Agency policies and procedures.
- Must be free from signs of infection and illness.
- Able to walk, bend, stoop, and lift objects weighing up to 25lbs.
- Is fluent in English. Bilingual Spanish preferred.
- Pediatric experience preferred.
- Is self-directed and able to work with little supervision and has good organizational skills.
- Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements and is in good working order.
- Is able to use professional judgement in reporting and seeking assistance from both peers and supervisors.
Please have your current license, BLS, ACLS, CPR, etc. available when you apply. We are a friendly, professional Agency. Come grow with us! We are an EEO/AA employer. Salaries vary DOE. Benefits, including health insurance, 401k, and paid sick time are available to eligible employees.
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