Licensed Vocational Nurse I
Job Details
APLA Health Center, Mid-Wilshire - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
$24.11 - $29.68 Hourly
Up to 25%
Day: 8am - 5pm


Under the direct supervision of the Nursing Director, the LVN I will provide nursing care in accordance with the legal scope of practice and within established standards of care, policies and procedures.



  • Performs patient care functions, within the scope of competency, considering age related needs of the patient as prescribed by health care provider(s) following established protocols, policies and procedures.
  • Assist medical personnel with special procedures and minor outpatient clinical procedures.
  • Assess and monitor patients' condition and notify health care provider for disposition.
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by health care provider order following established protocols.
  • Maintain equipment and supplies.
  • Identify and arrange for equipment needing repair.
  • Apply principles of aseptic technique and infection control as directed by the Infection Control Manual.
  • Monitor patient flow and assign/direct other ancillary personnel as needed.
  • Provide medical information and education to patients, following established protocols and guidelines.
  • Document pertinent patient information, assessment and nursing procedures following established protocols.
  • Ability to skillfully administer oral, IM and subcutaneous medications.
  • Ability to perform venipuncture with skill, adhering to all OSHA PPE safety requirements.
  • Work with Clinical Nurse Manger to ensure that HIV and/or STD screening services provided are done so in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • Refer individuals who test positive for HIV and/or a STD to Partner Counseling Services.
  • Refer individuals who test positive for an STD for immediate treatment.
  • Link individuals who test positive for HIV into medical care and ensure that follow-up is conducted with individuals who have tested positive for HIV to ensure that they are successfully linked into care.
  • Conduct follow-up to ensure that individuals who test positive for an STD have accessed treatment.
  • Link individuals who test negative for HIV and/or a STD and are at high risk for HIV and/or STD infection into appropriate prevention programs, substance use treatment programs or mental health programs.
  • Ensure that referrals and linkages to substance use treatment programs and other mental health support programs are current.
  • Enter HIV and/or STD data into appropriate databases and submit in a timely manner to the appropriate funder(s).
  • Maintain HIV and/or STD records to ensure that all documentation as required by funder(s) is kept on file.
  • Prepare quantitative and qualitative reports as assigned by Clinical Nurse Manager in a timely manner.





Training and Experience:

  • Current CA LVN license.
  • Minimum of two years experience as licensed vocational nurse in an Internal Medicine/Family medical practice a plus.
  • Current certification as an HIV Counselor a plus.
  • Experience working in a nonprofit ASO environment a plus; specific training/experience with HIV/AIDS-related issues a plus.
  • Skill and knowledge to maintain current LVN license/certificate.


Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge and experience working with target populations, including individuals who share injection paraphernalia, gay and non-gay identified men, youth, women, and transgender individuals a plus.
  • HIPAA certified and knowledge of informed consent.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Knowledge of all safety requirements when handling bio-hazardous specimens or contaminated instruments.
  • Knowledge of MSDS and emergency treatments.
  • Knowledge of referral processing and case management of clinical referrals.


Ability to:

  • Ability to use computerized patient care systems.
  • Ability to perform accurate quality control and patient sample testing for waived tests.
  • Work independently with minimal direction.
  • Work effectively with diverse staff, volunteers and professionals.
  • Be at ease and work with a diverse group (ethnic, class, gender, sexual orientation) of individuals who may hold a wide range of opinions regarding prevention needs.
  • Engage in community/coalition building.
  • Multitask.
  • Meet multiple deadlines in a rapidly changing environment
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Ensure that HCT services have the following qualities: 1) nonjudgmental 2) are harm reduction focused 3) are sex positive 4) are LGBT positive.



This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.



Must possess a valid California drivers license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes. Some weekend/evening work may be required. Local travel (within LA County) is required and some out-of-town and national travel may required. COVID-19  and Booster or Medical/ Religious Exemption required.


Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.