Under the general direction of a qualified registered nurse , the Licensed Vocational Nurse assists in the nursing process by instructing patients and care givers in self care and providing basic nursing care as needed.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Provides direct nursing care according to the medical plan of treatment and nursing care plan
Utilizes physical and psychosocial assessment skills, performs multi-system assessments and identifies current and potential care needs
Carries out physician orders for treatment and visit frequency per plan of treatment
Organizes and completes patient treatment and tasks per established care plan
Implements and updates care plan in collaboration with the Clinical Manager and Primary Care Clinician to reflect progress toward goals and outcomes
Coordination care among team members and documentation in the clinical record per policy
Educates and trains patients and caregiver on exercises and equipment needed to aid recover
Provides education and instruction specific to patient and caregiver assessed needs, abilities and readiness
Accurately documents ongoing assessments, clinical findings, skilled care and plan for next visit according to the established care plan
Must be flexible with schedule including, but not limited to, the ability to participate in on call and/or department rotation for night and weekend coverage
Graduate from an accredited vocational school of nursing or equivalent.
Licensures and Certifications
Licensed Vocational Nurse
Current California Blood Withdrawal certification, or to be obtained within 30 days of hire date OR Certified Phlebotomy Technician Level I - CPT I
Basic Life Support Certification
Driver License, Valid and in State
Minimum 1 year of professional experience required.
Direct patient care experience within the past five years required.
Home health or community health experience preferred.
Skills and Knowledge
Basic competencies in the fundamentals of nursing and pharmacology are required.
Demonstrated skills in effective written and verbal communication.
Ability to recognize the needs and concerns of diverse groups of people.
Ability to maintain harmonious constructive working relationships with internal and external customers (patients, families, members of the interdisciplinary team, clerical and management staff, physicians and community resources).
Ability to use and give instruction of adaptive equipment.
Must be able to handle sensitive issues, conflict with or among others, respectively direct and reinforce staff efforts; effectively plan and organize and prioritize work, think critically to both effectively plan and organize department operations consistent with Sutter Care at Home's strategic and operating objectives and to effectively solve unique problems as they arise or identify when to consult supervisor.
Must be able to deal with challenging work environment with time demands and occasional conflicting priorities.