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LVN II Outpatient

Company: Kaiser
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Under the direction and guidance of an RN, assists in the planning and delivery of nursing services for patients. Utilizes direct observation or electronic monitoring to identify patient needs. A Licensed Vocational Nurse is a member of the nursing team and provides direct nursing care for patients and supports unit functions. Direct Patient Care - Performs data collection and other technical and manual skills assigned upon direction of the Registered Nurse. Performs appropriate patient interventions as directed by the Registered Nurse. Performs assigned educational tasks after the patient's educational needs are assessed by the Registered Nurse. Implements care of the patient as assigned following assessment by the Registered Nurse. Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Identifies the impact of cultural diversity and lifestyle choices on patient condition and makes accommodations for such differences.
  • Sets priorities according to most emergent needs on an ongoing basis.
  • Performs LVN skills in compliance with all approved policies/procedures with minimal or indirect supervision.
  • Recognizes and clarifies inappropriate orders.
  • Collaborates with appropriate health care team members in a timely manner to facilitate patient outcomes.
  • Re-enforces learning and discharge planning needs of patient/family and documents teaching in a timely manner.
  • Routinely takes usual and special precautions relative to the age, medical history, condition of the patient, and the type of treatment being given.
  • Documents clinical activities in a timely manner.
  • Documentation is legible, comprehensive and accurate.
  • Organizational Rules, Policies and Procedures Observes all applicable Regional, Medical Center & department policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to Attendance policy.
  • Adheres to TIME System practice.
  • Adheres to Personal Phone Call policy.
  • Adheres to Dress Code policy.
  • Displays clearly visible identification, stating name, title and department.
  • Adheres to Confidentiality and Computer Security policy.
  • Participates in education/orientation of other staff.
  • Accountable to attend at least 50% of staff meetings and inservices and responsible for all content of staff meetings/inservice presentations by attendance or reviewing minutes.
  • Quality and Service - Responsive to the needs of others maintaining a professional behavior toward members and co-workers and creating a positive image for the department.
  • Establishes and maintains courteous, cooperative relations with public, patients, families, and personnel.
  • Informs patients of reason for any delays or anticipated delays in their care.
  • Treats all patients in accordance with the Patient's Bill of Rights.
  • Conducts only work-related conversations when patients are waiting for service.
  • Works in a cooperative manner with team members to meet needs of patients and unit.
  • Communicates in writing accurately, completely and legibly, and routes such communication appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Communicate information and keeps RN informed throughout the shift of patient status and needs.
  • Communicates in the English language in the patient care setting, unless acting as an interpreter.
  • Professionalism - Maintains professional demeanor in all interactions with patient and staff.
  • Responds positively to constructive criticism from peers and supervisors.
  • Participates in continuing education, inservices and staff development within the department and Medical Center.
  • Maintains unit specific work requirements and competencies within timeframe required.
  • Knowledge of and participation in unit quality improvement activities.
  • Ability to function with a minimum of supervision utilizing nursing problem solving techniques.
  • Takes initiative to recognize and evaluate area of concern.
  • Improvises to find solutions and initiates appropriate follow-through.
  • Knowledgeable of and participates in unit quality improvement and the Inpatient Nursing Quality Indicator Program.
  • Productivity - Able to manage care for assigned patients.
  • Adjust to fluctuations in workload, within designated work hours.
  • Demonstrates flexibility to function in a variety of settings based on individual skills.
  • Equipment & Supplies for General Floor Care Areas Maintains and utilizes equipment, supplies and work area in accordance with department guidelines.
  • Promptly reports equipment malfunctions to Unit Assistant.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Minimum of one (1) year experience in previous three (3) years as an LVN in an acute hospital, outpatient, or Home Health/Hospice setting. Or completion of New Graduate LVN training program.
      • N/A
        License, Certification, Registration
        • Maintains current California License as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
        • Maintains current CPR certification.
          Additional Requirements:
          • Will consider sub-acute experience.
          • Physical Demands: Heavy physical demands.
          • Frequent pulling, pushing and lifting of patients and equipment.
          • Walking and standing most of the time on duty.
          • Machines, Tools Equipment: Standard medical equipment and equipment used in specialty areas.
          • Maintains current IV certification; If no IV certificate, will be required to attend and pass a Kaiser Permanente IV certification training.
            Preferred Qualifications:
            • N/A


              --- This position works every other weekend.

              --- Will be required to float to all Urgent Cares in San Diego county per the CBA.

              --- Scheduled work hours per week will be 20-32.

              PrimaryLocation : California,San Marcos,San Marcos Medical Offices 3
              HoursPerWeek : 21
              Shift : Variable
              Workdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              WorkingHoursStart : 07:00 AM
              WorkingHoursEnd : 11:00 PM
              Job Schedule : Part-time
              Job Type : Standard
              Employee Status : Regular
              Employee Group/Union Affiliation : B09 OPEIU Local 30
              Job Level : Individual Contributor
              Job Category : Nursing Licensed & Nurse Practitioners
              Department : San Marcos Outpatient Med Cntr - Urgent Care-Day - 0806
              Travel : Yes, 50 % of the Time
              Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

Keywords: Kaiser, San Marcos , LVN II Outpatient, Healthcare , San Marcos, California

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