Providence LVN - Sub Acute Care Center in San Pedro, California
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Providence is calling a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN/LPN) in Sub Acute (Per Diem/Night Shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary San Pedro Hospital in San Pedro, CA.
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We are seeking a Licensed Vocational Nurse in Sub Acute who will implement delegated patient care functions under the direction of the Professional Registered Nurse. This individual perform these functions according to established hospital standards of nursing care, standards of nursing practice and within the Vocational Nurse Practice Act. Respond appropriately to patients and families with knowledge of age-specific needs based on scope of service of unit/department where assigned.
In this position you will:
Administer medications including controlled substances within scope of license
Start and add IV fluids in accordance with hospital policies and procedures and Vocational Nurse Practice Act
Discontinue peripheral IV’s and PRN adapters
Assist with patient admission/transfer, to include room set-up, orientation of patient to environment, personal effects labeling and storing
Provide patient/family education related to self-care and supporting the Plan of Care
Assist with patient discharge related to self-care and supporting the Plan of Care
Provide direct patient care in a safe and caring manner, as delegated by the Patient Care Leader (RN):
Perform data collection through physical observation to include auscultation, palpation and percussion and basic mental status assessment to 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
Place, change and remove complex and simple dressings
Inserts/removes foley catheters
Observe and supervise patients with incentive spirometry
Apply low flow O2 therapy and simple mask
Insert nasogastric tube assessing for correct placement
Perform tracheal suctioning and routine tracheostomy care
Operate/administer meter dose inhalers.
Initiate tube feedings as directed by the R.N.
Take and record vital signs, weight, etc., as assigned
Perform/record point of care tests
Collect, accurately labels, records phlebotomy specimens according to established protocols.
Apply, change, remove external catheters
Perform pre-surgical preps as needed (i.e. shave)
Ambulate, re-positions patient and performs ROM
Apply changes and removes patient restraints according to established policy
Appy K-pads, cold packs and hyper/hypothermic blankets
Empty and accurately records fluid collection devices
Perform tray/supply set-up for a bedside procedure
Perform monitoring activities, reports, documents (i.e. dynamap, pulse ox, fetal and telemetry)
Provide post-mortem care
Assist in complex feeds utilizing approved practices
Assist in IV set-up (gathering supplies, pump, etc.)
Assist with orthopedic equipment/applications as directed
Provide personal hygiene care
Perform transportation of patients, lifting support as assigned
Manage CPM device
Check patient’s ID band every shift
Leadership and Supervision:
Act as a team problem solver by being an active member of unit/staff meetings and other committees
Assist with the orientation and on-the-job training of new hires
Perform within own legal scope of practice
Maintain confidentiality of all patient and hospital related information
Demonstrate competency/working knowledge of Hospital Information System
Perform documentation on unit records and in patient’s record, which is timely, accurate, and concise
Utilize and document on patient data base and other computer based communication and patient monitoring systems (e.g. EKG, Pulse Oximeter, hemodynamic monitoring)
Communicate patient information/changes to RN and to physician when appropriate
Take verbal/telephone orders from physician according to hospital policy and procedure
Enter and verify MD orders accurately
Obtain results on diagnostic data in a timely manner and communicates and files appropriately
Enter requisitions in a timely manner
Performance Improvement/Quality and Safety:
Actively participate in performance improvement activities and works to correct deficiencies identified
Actively support the facility with regards to continuous compliance with all regulatory and performance improvement standards including, but not limited to JCAHO, Department of Health Services, CMS Core Measures, IHI initiatives, etc
Maintain current knowledge regarding JCAHO standards for this position
Commit to and actively participates in ongoing compliance
Have knowledge of Tracer methodology
Provide the best care and service to every person, every time (PHS Quality Vision)
Provide care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient/family centered (PHS Quality definition)
Required qualifications for this position include:
Completion of program for Licensed Vocational Nurse
Current Licensed Vocation Nurse in good standing in California
Satisfactory completion of BLS
Ability to perform all physical requirements pertaining to delegated tasks
Ability to accurately and efficiently complete assigned tasks
Ability to organize and prioritize work to complete assignments in a timely manner
Ability to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative (service-oriented) working relationship with patients, families and co-workers
Demonstrate competency in medication administration
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Completion of course in Intravenous Therapy approved by the LVN Board
1 year Acute care institutional experience
Recent hospital direct patient care experience on an acute, sub-acute unit or skilled nursing facility
About the hospital you will serve.
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro is a 259-bed nonprofit hospital that has served the Harbor and greater South Bay communities since 1925. Our Medical Center offers a comprehensive array of medical and surgical services each distinguished by innovation, quality and excellence in its respective area. We received the CHART “Certificate of Excellence” for receiving superior or above average results across the majority of outcomes and process measures publicly reported by CHART. We ranked in the top 21 among more than 240 hospitals throughout the state compared by California Healthcare Foundation, and were the first location in the South Bay to carry the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. As a member of Providence Health & Services, we are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.
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Schedule: On Call
Job Category: LPN/LVN
Location: California-San Pedro
Req ID: 289004