27 days old

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Public Health Foundation Enterprises, In
Concord, CA 94519
  • Job Code
    LICEN02394-00001

Under direct supervision of Public Health Nurse Program Managers, Nurse Program Manager or designee provides technical nursing duties, in accordance with the legal scope of practice and within stablished standards of care, policies, and procedures. Understands and demonstrates consistent behavior in accordance with Health Services vision and mission by providing excellence in service with patients, families, and co-workers.


LVNs hired in this capacity will support Contra Costa Countys ongoing response to COVID-19 and will work in a variety of clinical environments including but not limited to: Outpatient clinics, COVID19 testing sites, immunization clinics, Alternative Care Sites (ACS) and PUI Hotel. Operational hours for testing sites, immunization and outpatient clinics are from 5am to 9pm, Sunday thru Saturday. Support at ACS and PUI Hotels may occur throughout the week over a variety of shifts.


The class of Licensed Vocational Nurse functions under the supervision of Registered Nurses and provides direct nursing care through the use of technical skills acquired at an approved school for vocational nurses. Incumbents administer patient care as defined by the Vocational Nursing Practice Act of the State of California.


Salary range: $27.07 - $29.81, hourly


Candidates must be able to fulfill the special requirementsand maintain current and active licenses listed belowin order to be considered.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


Provides support in conjunction with the countys activation and response to COVID-19.


Gives general direct nursing care under direction of a Registered Nurse and/or provider


Maintains patient personal hygiene, safety and comfort


Performs catheterizations and enemas


Under direction, prepares and administers medication subcutaneously, intramuscularly, topically or orally


Signs out and is responsible for controlled drugs including narcotics


Under direction gives colostomy care, including irrigations


Applies dressings, compresses and soaks


Under direction performs nasogastric tube insertions and irrigations


Following training, participates on Code Blue and Behavioral Response Teams as required


Takes and records temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration


Assists in administering the nursing process to patients, including data/information gathering and implementing individual patient care plans as directed by a Registered Nurse and/or provider


Obtains specimens


Performs, reports, and documents patient observations and nursing activities in patient/hospital records


Under direction cares for tracheotomy, jejustomy and chest tubes


Performs routine care and cleaning of hospital equipment


Performs routine nursing duties including making beds and lifting, moving, bathing and feeding patients


May assist and participate in occupational, physical and respiratory therapy programs


Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation


Assists the Registered Nurse in identifying patient family learning needs and implements appropriate measures


After special training functions as a Monitor Nurse in the Telemetry Unit


Participates in orientation and on-the-job training of assigned personnel


May perform clerical duties on units and in clinics


Provide and promote excellence in customer services for both internal and external customers


Upon assignment and after obtaining special training and State certification, may perform specialized nursing tasks such as starting and/or superimposing intravenous solutions and adjusting flow rates and blood withdrawal in accordance with LVN scope of practice and Hospital Policy.



JOB QUALIFICATIONS


Education/Experience


Experience: No experience required.



Certificates/Licenses/Clearances


License Required:


A valid Vocational Nurse Licensed in the State of California.


Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment: a current, valid, and unrestricted Vocational Nurse license issued by the Board of Vocational Nursing.


Basic Life Support (BLS) issued by the American Heart Association or CPR by the American Red Cross


Possession of a valid CA Driver License


Be able to pass respirator/mask fit test



Knowledge of:


Modern principles and techniques of vocational nursing


Medical terminology, hospital and outpatient clinic routines and commonly used equipment


Code of conduct


Professional interpersonal skills used in communication



Special Requirements: As a condition of hiring, all candidates must be able to:


Successfully pass a pharmacology test administered by the County.


Pass respirator/mask fit test


Travel to different locations throughout the county as needed by assignment


Work outdoors


Work in limited space (i.e. mobile clinic, Conex office space)


Work in a fast -paced environment


Remain flexible to changing workflows



PHYSICAL DEMANDS


Stand: Frequently


Walk: Frequently


Sit: Frequently


Handling / Fingering: Occasionally


Reach Outward: Occasionally


Reach Above Shoulder: Occasionally


Climb, Crawl, Kneel, Bend: Occasionally


Lift / Carry: Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs


Push/Pull: Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs


See: Constantly


Taste/ Smell: Not Applicable


Not Applicable = Not required for essential functions


Occasionally = (0 - 2 hrs/day)


Frequently = (2 - 5 hrs/day)


Constantly = (5+ hrs/day)



WORK ENVIRONMENT


Community Setting, Outdoor, Indoors and/or Temperature Controlled varying by assignment.


EEOC STATEMENT


It is the policy of Heluna Health to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Licenses & Certifications

Required
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Vocational Nurse

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)



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Posted: 2020-09-03 Expires: 2020-10-02
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