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

POSITION SUMMARY:

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.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

 

OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

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.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must possess a valid California drivers license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes. COVID vaccination is required and APLA Health will consider accommodations for medical- and religious-based reasons. 

 

Some weekend/evening work may be required. Local travel (within LA County) is required and some out-of-town and national travel may required.

 

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

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