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LVN – Licensed Vocational Nurse

Job Code: 561
Program/Department: Recuperative Care Program
Reports To: 
 Director, Enhanced Services Program
Salary Range: Staring salary based on experience, qualification, and budget. (100% time – 40 hours per week)
FLSA Status: Non-exempt.

Position Description: Within the regulatory scope of practice and under the direction of a Program Director and Registered Nurse, the LVN assists in the provision of direct patient care by performing routine patient care procedures, technical and supportive functions in the recuperative care setting. This is a 50-bed program located in Downtown Los Angeles in the Skid Row area.  The Enhanced Services Program employs a multi-disciplinary team to support chronically homeless people with complex medical and mental health diagnoses.

Overview of Responsibilities:

  1. Performs routine patient care functions as prescribed by established policies and procedures within defined scope of education, training and responsibilities
    1. Uses and practices “basic assessment” (e.g. data collection) and documents data in accordance with the policies and procedures of JWCH and the standards of LVN practice,
    2. Contributes to evaluation of the patient’s individualized interventions related to the care plan and treatment plan,
    3. Within the recuperative care program, contributes to the plan of care by providing information to other LVNs at change of shift, the nurse manager and physician as identified,
    4. Within the recuperative care program, attends case conferences and contributes information to help identify progress toward discharge,
    5. Performs basic patient care consistent with the policies and procedures of JWCH and the LVN licensure laws of the State of California,
    6. Applies principles of aseptic technique and infection control per policy and procedures,
    7. Consistently uses and reinforces proper body mechanics and appropriate personal protection equipment,
    8. Recognizes the need for emergency care; initiates appropriate procedures within the scope of practice and alerts the Program Director or RN in a timely and appropriate manner,
    9. Conducts patient education and supports patient’s self-management goals according to JWCH policies and procedures,
    10. Performs other duties as assigned.
  2. Assists medical personnel with procedures and/or diagnostic exams
    1. Assembles appropriate equipment
    2. Assures patient privacy at all times
    3. Keeps patient exam rooms and work areas clean and stocked.
  3. Documents pertinent patient information, procedures performed and patient responses, following established policy and procedures
    1. Documents in the medical record, all patient care immediately after performing any task in the medical record,
    2. Documents clearly - name, title “LVN”, date and time.
  4. Maintains confidentiality at all times.
    1. Discusses all patient information only with appropriate clinic personnel when related to the care being provided.
    2. Maintains confidentiality for all documents that contain patient identifier information.
    3. Observes and respects confidentiality of information in regards to fellow employees.
  5. Assists in the maintenance, care and handling of medical equipment
    1. Maintains standards of cleanliness, organization and an adequate level of supplies for the exam rooms or assigned work area
    2. Demonstrates correct and safe technique in the use of and cleaning of equipment according to specific manufacturers’ instructions and policy and procedure manual,
    3. Orders supplies as directed, and reports any outdates to the appropriate person,
    4. After competency training, may perform autoclaving of supplies and instruments following manufacturer’s guidelines and established clinic procedures.
    5. Tags and reports malfunctioning equipment to the manager and/or appropriate individual within the organization,
  6. Responsibility and accountability for adherence to organizational and department standards and policy.
    1. Observes department guidelines concerning absences and reports absences in accordance with departmental procedures,
    2. Self-identifies potentially unsafe systems/processes/situations and takes initiative to report to the supervisor,
    3. Observes department guidelines to conduct personal business during breaks and lunch hour,
    4. Projects a positive professional image and adheres to organizational dress code.
  7. Participates in organizational programs/committees as assigned
    1. Participates in assigned staff and other meetings, including quality improvement, case conferences and in-service meetings.
    2. Participates in all safety programs, which may include assignment to an emergency response team.
    3. Completes competency requirements effectively and efficiently,
    4. Performs other duties and tasks as may be required or assigned.
  8. Team Work and Interpersonal Skills
    1. Demonstrates courtesy, mutual respect and compassion in dealing with others,
    2. Initiates and presents positive solutions to problems,
    3. Demonstrates effective working relations and works effectively as part of the team to facilitate the organization’s ability to meet goals and objectives,
    4. Demonstrates a willingness to accommodate requirements or changing   priorities in the workplace.
  9. Responsibility and accountability for adherence to organizational and department standards and policy.
    1. Observes department guidelines concerning absences and reports absences in accordance with departmental procedures.
    2. Self-identifies potentially unsafe systems/processes/situations and takes initiative to report to the supervisor.
    3. Observes department guidelines to conduct personal business during breaks and lunch hour.
    4. Projects a positive professional image and adheres to organizational dress code.

Requirements:

  • Current and valid California LVN License,
  • Current BLS card from the American Heart Association,
  • At least one-year experience in an ambulatory care setting,
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing,
  • Experience in working with clients and staff from diverse socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds,
  • Current and valid California Driver’s License with current car insurance.

Preferred:

  1. Bilingual (English/Spanish).

To apply, please fax or email resume or list of qualifications including the job code number to:

JWCH Institute, Inc.
5650 Jillson St.
Commerce, CA 90040
Attn: Human Resources Department
Job Code: 561
E-Mail hresources@jwchinstitute.org

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) consider JWCH Institute, Inc. / Wesley Health Centers and its providers as Public Health Services employees, providing malpractice liability protection under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

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