Licensed Vocational Nurse
Job Details
Experienced
Westlake North Health Center - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
High School Diploma / GED
Local Travel Site to Site
Day
Nurse
Description

The LVN is part of the multidisciplinary care team that works to optimize the delivery of primary quality care at QueensCare Health Centers (QHC) in an ambulatory setting with the emphasis on disease prevention and health maintenance. The LVN assists the medical provider and/or RN in the provision of care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, evidence-based, patient centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective. The LVN assists with clinical competencies and provides support and training to the clinical health center staff. The LVN provides technical nursing duties, including but not limited to medication dispensing, ordering, stocking and dealing with expired medications in the dispensary. The LVN coordinates with health center staff to provide patient education and assistance with the pharmaceutical application program. The LVN’s role is to ensure safety by maintaining the emergency kits and providing staff orientation and training on medical emergency equipment and procedures. The LVN performs work under the supervision of a licensed physician and/or a registered nurse.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supports and implements the organization’s vision, mission and values.
  2. Determines priorities and method of completing daily workload to ensure that all responsibilities are carried out in a timely manner.
  3. Performs all job functions in a professional and courteous manner. This includes answering all phone calls and e-mails timely and providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
  4. Fosters and promotes a culture of service excellence and accountability.
  5. Acquires and maintains current knowledge in nursing in order to improve nursing knowledge and skills, enhance role performance, and increase his/her level of competency.
  6. Demonstrates knowledge of the scope and standards of nursing practice set forth by California Board Of Vocational Nursing And Psychiatric Technicians State of California.
  7. Provides technical nursing duties with medication inventory for expiration, ordering and stocking.
  8. Ensures safety in the health center by inspecting the emergency kit(s) every month and assisting with medical emergencies. Checks for any expired medications or supplies and orders replacement supplies in a timely and efficient manner. Provides health center training and education to staff on medical emergencies and equipment.
  9. Ensures all dispensary logs are documented accurately and completes them in a timely and efficient manner: oxygen tank, hot water, cleaning, expired medication, eye wash, room temperature, and refrigerator.
  10. Administers injections and provides phlebotomy assistance to lab staff when needed.
  11. Demonstrates knowledge with health center programs such as the pharmaceutical application program and educates the patient about the program, application process, and medication deliveries. Coordinates efforts with health center staff.
  12. Participates in quality and utilization activities that include the tracking, completion and submission of reports in the dispensary department.
  13. Adheres to medication safety practices including data entry, labels and verification of orders. Ensures required dispensary documents are filed in a timely and efficient manner: prior authorizations, pharmacist consultant letters, license, etc.
  14. Participates at part of healthcare team that works to sustain attainment of QueensCare Health Centers certifications including but not limited to the Patient Centered Medical Home and other certifications as required.
  15. Actively participates and assists in the Quality Improvement Programs for QueensCare Health Centers including, but not limited to measuring quality improvement initiatives and identify, test, refine and implement clinical policies and procedures. Monitors tracking mechanisms utilizing the electronic health record to evaluate chronic disease quality indicators.
  16. Adheres to all company safety policy and procedures. Maintains a safe, clean and organized working environment.
  17. Provides education to patient/families in a culturally sensitive, appropriate manner.
  18. Practices good financial stewardship by minimizing expenses with appropriate medication inventory control and reduction of wasted medications. Maximizes revenue by helping to reduce medication inventory costs by screening all patients for the pharmaceutical application program.
  19. Attends ongoing internal and external training and applies to daily work.
  20. Complies with organizational policies and procedures.
  21. Performs all other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
Licensed Vocational Nurse currently licensed in California.
Minimum of 1 year of clinical nursing experience, ambulatory outpatient health center experience preferred.
CPR certification required.
Valid California Drivers License and active automobile insurance required.
High School graduate or equivalent degree (GED).

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