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Providence Health & Services LVN - Sub Acute in San Pedro, California


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Providence is calling a LVN- Sub Acute (Per-diem/Day-shift) at Providence Little Company of Mary San Pedro Hospital in San Pedro, CA.

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We are seeking a LVN- Sub Acute who will implement delegated patient care functions under the direction of the Professional Registered Nurse. This individual will 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

  • Insert/remove 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 label, record 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 remove patient restraints according to established policy

  • Apply K-pads, cold packs and hyper/hypothermic blankets

  • Empty and accurately records fluid collection devices

  • Perform EKG’s

  • 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

  • Documentation/Information Management:

  • 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 communicate 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 includes:

  • Completion of program for Licensed Vocational Nurse

  • Current Licensed Vocational Nurse licensure in good standing in California

  • Satisfactory completion of BLS

  • Able to perform all physical requirements pertaining to delegated tasks

  • Able to accurately and efficiently complete assigned tasks

  • Able to organize and prioritize work to complete assignments in a timely manner

  • Able 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:

  • Successful completion of course in Intravenous Therapy approved by the LVN Board

  • Hospital direct patient care experience on an acute, sub-acute unit or skilled nursing facility

  • One (1) plus years of acute care institutional experience

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, we are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core values – to embrace compassion, dignity, justice, excellence and integrity. Providence 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.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: LPN/LVN

Location: California-San Pedro

Req ID: 320984