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LVN Nurse

Maverix Health
3444 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123
$30 - $32 an hour - Full-time

Location

3444 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123

Benefits
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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flextime
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

Full job description

Summary: The Licensed Vocational Nurse assists in the nursing process by instructing patients and caregivers in self-care and providing basic nursing care and participates with the other facility team members to provide optimal patient care and efficient patient flow, taking into consideration the population-specific needs of patients of all stages of life.

Essential Responsibilities will include the following, and other duties may be assigned.

Patient Care Duties:

· Assists with patient admission, preparation for surgery or procedures, transfers, and discharges.

· Collects patient admission and basic assessment data to integrate into the plan of care or teaching plan. Completes preoperative phone calls to collect data.

· Provides instructions in post-operative self-care as designated in the care plan and by physician order.

· Performs EKG, blood glucose, urine chemistry, and pregnancy tests.

· Provides urinary bladder irrigations, inserts, or removes urinary catheters and provides catheter care.

· Applies knee immobilizers, slings, orthotics, instruct crutch use, and similar devices.

· Ensures crash carts are maintained, supplied, and replenished while testing defibrillator.

· Provides oxygen or masks per physician orders and applies or removes sterile dressings, bandages.

Medical Administration Duties:

· Administers medications including: oral, rectal, inhalant, intramuscular, subcutaneous and iniraderMal and narcotics with appropriate PO.

· Initiates superimposes and disconnects intravenous fluids with vitamins, nutrients, and electrolytes through primary or secondary infusion lines (with valid IV Certification).

· Administers IV fluids without additives, regulate flow, monitor peripheral site (No IV antibiotics or other medications via primary or secondary lines).

· Promptly flushes peripheral IV insertion sites with heparin or saline (with valid IV certification).

Safety and Infection Control Duties:

· Adheres to established organization and ASC safety requirements and procedures to ensure a safe working environment.

· Strictly adheres to aseptic techniques using a variety of supplies and instruments while actively monitoring the environment to ensure a sterile technique is maintained throughout procedures.

· Ensures procedure safety and success by leading the team responsible for participating actively in the time-out process.

· Actively adheres to standard safety procedures regarding proper personal sanitation and hygiene.

· Completes employee and patient incident documentation timely while identifying potentially unsafe conditions.

· Demonstrates a complete understanding of established emergency procedures and provides appropriate support.

· Focuses on process improvement by participating in inpatient service and safety process reviews.

Administrative Duties:

· Participates as a member of the team to promote a positive working environment and provides back-up support when requested or necessary.

· Maintains and reviews inventory levels against procedures scheduled, including inventory on hand.

· Makes suggestions to management for policy and procedure enhancements by conducting research, reviewing results, and presenting recommendations in a clear message.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

· Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others, inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences others' actions and opinions, accepts feedback from others, gives appropriate recognition to others, identifies employees with potential, and invests time and energy in developing talent.

· Strategic Thinking – Focuses on creating a better future for the organization; prioritizes work performed by the level of importance and adds value through the accomplishment of high payoff results. Takes independent actions and calculated risks by looking for and taking advantage of opportunities.

· Cost Management – Controls cost through economical utilization of personnel, materials, and equipment, determines how budgets will be spent to get the work done, and accounts for all decisions and expenditures.

· Job Knowledge and Technical Skills Thoroughly understands all aspects of the job; upholds company standards of ethical operations by ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations; possesses the practical hands-on experience, needs some direction, drives to build a knowledge base and improve professional skills continuously.

· Medical Office Environment Possesses an understanding of a medical office operation's functionality, patient safety, and patient flow while providing optimal patient care and consideration.

· Productivity and Dependability – Meets schedules, deadlines, and productivity standards; completes tasks on time or notifies the appropriate person with an alternate plan, strives to exceed productivity standards by completing work promptly, prioritizes workloads, attains needed resources, and execute a strategy that optimized results.

· Communication Speaks clearly and persuasively in all situations, listens without interrupting and seeks clarification, responds well to questions, and writes in an informative and professional manner.

· Customer Service Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; promptly responds to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; promptly responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

· Teamwork Works effectively with others; balances the team's needs and those of the individual; gives and welcomes feedback.

· Judgment and Problem Solving – Gathers and analyzes information skillfully using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems; identifies and resolves issues promptly; considers relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one; uses reason when dealing with emotional topics.

· Professionalism and Interpersonal Skills – Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position, tactfully approaches others, focuses on solving conflict without blame, maintains confidentiality, accepts responsibility for own actions, follows through on commitments, remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

· Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation, copes well with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events.

· Stress Management – Reacts and responds well under pressure; keeps emotions under control; successfully copes with demands from superiors, subordinates, and peers.

· Initiative –Displays the desire to volunteer readily and undertake self-development activities by seeking increased responsibilities, sets and achieves challenging goals while demonstrating persistence in overcoming obstacles, measures self against excellence standards while asking for and offering help when needed.

· Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity, meets challenges with resourcefulness, generates suggestions for improving work, develops innovative approaches and ideas, presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention

Qualifications: Successful individuals who perform the responsibilities of this position must perform their essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist individuals with disabilities in performing the functions required of the position.

· Education:

o Required: One-year certificate from a college or technical school accredited with vocational nursing.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $30.00 - $32.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Physical setting:

  • Outpatient

Standard shift:

  • Day shift

Weekly schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Work Location: In person