LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE / LVN
Angel View Foundation - Desert Hot Springs, CA

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LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE

SUPERVISOR: REGISTERED NURSE & QMRP

QUALIFICATIONS: Must maintain a current, valid California Licensed Vocational Nurse License. Possess current CPR provider status.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Participates in providing nursing and health care services to resident according to the policies and procedures of this facility and within the Standards of the California Nurse Practice Act.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participate in and/or conduct in-service education training.
Assist in the implementation and continuing evaluations of each of the client's Active Treatment Plan.
Maintain the security and cleanliness of all medication storage areas.
Assist in the maintenance of client medical records to assure complete, accurate and pertinent information of all health conditions.
Assist in the on-going medical/clinical assessment of health conditions by taking, recording and reporting vital signs and other clinical observations.
Accompany and assist physicians with client examinations as required.
Provide and document nursing care to residents as needed. Assist in maintaining adequate drug and pharmaceutical stocks to provide continuity of the administration by ordering and receiving medications from pharmacy.
Ensure client safety at all times.
Uses and practices basic assessment (data collection), participates in planning, executes interventions in accordance with the care plan or treatment plan, and contributes to evaluation of individualized interventions related to the care plan or treatment plan.

Provides direct client care by which the licensee:
Performs basic nursing services as defined above.
Administers medication.
Applies communication skills for the purpose of client care education. Contributes to the development and implementation of a teaching plan related to self care for the client.

RE: Assessment — The LVN may perform basic physical 'assessment' and basic mental 'assessment' defined by the BVNPTE as data collection. Basic skills for physical assessment include observation, auscultation, palpitation and percussion. Basic mental status assessment include observation of general behavior, appearance and attitude, collection of data relative to sensorium or orientation to time, person, and place and assessment of recall ability.

When the licensed nurse notes a problem, complication or abnormality, (s) he must notify the registered nurse under whose direction the licensee functions. The licensee cannot independently evaluate or synthesize data. As such, the LVN cannot independently formulate a nursing care plan, make a nursing diagnosis, or 'decide a plan of action.' However the LVN can assist with all of the above. In addition to performance, licensees are to document their findings.

Notify the RN and Physician of changes in resident condition. Transcribe and implement Physician of changes in resident condition. Transcribe and implement Physician orders as per facility policy.

Assist with client repositioning/transfers as needed.

Assure prevention an or early identification or client health needs by making frequent client observations, nothing health needs and conditions, and initiate reporting/documentation process of medical intervention.

Participate as s member of the Interdisciplinary Team as requested by QMRP.

Responsibility monitor client personal hygiene and health related client training programs.

Follow-up on lab/x-ray orders, obtain results and report any significant change to the RN.

Assist the RN with the monthly review of new Medication Administration Records and routine renewal of drug and diet regimen orders.

Monitor all client immunization requirements and assist in the coordination of delivery an administrative of needed vaccines.

Assist in scheduling outside appointments for clients, arrange transportation and prepare needed information to proved continuity of care.

Upon completion of Ventilator Management Training, will monitor and/or adjust ventilator settings for ventilator dependent clients who are stable.

Perform all other job related duties as assigned by the RN.

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