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License Vocational Nurse

Company: Antelope Valley Hospital
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

The Licensed Vocational Nurse provides general nursing care, administers medications and performs treatments to patients within a nursing unit guided by the policies and procedures of the hospital under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.Essential Duties :Nursing ProcessAssists Registered Nurse in implementing nursing process in direct patient careProvides accurate observations of patients' physiological, psycho social and spiritual needs, and reports problems, complications or abnormalities to the Registered Nurse and/or PhysicianProvides patient care based on the assessment and Care planContributes to patient care based on the assessment and care planParticipates in patient/family education as appropriate. Provides information to patient/family relating to educational resources available. Directs patient/family educational processAdheres to policies and procedures in providing care including but not limited to the following:Medication AdministrationIntravenous TherapyTreatment ModalitiesBlood AdministrationEmergency CareEvaluates and documents observations and care provided In the patient's medical recordIncorporates time management skills in accomplishing careNursing Care Delivery ProcessKnowledgeable regarding current nursing practices and proceduresDemonstrates knowledge and use of written resources and formsDemonstrates knowledge of administrative resources and chain of command.Knowledge of legal aspects of nursing careDemonstrates knowledge of legal documents pertinent to area of careDemonstrates knowledge of Patient/Resident RightsDemonstrates knowledge of Medication Pass as required by HCFA as pertinent to area of careTechnical EquipmentOperates technical equipment required in area of assignment, safely, efficiently and accuratelyEnvironmentAssists with maintenance of safe, comfortable and therapeutic environmentAssesses safety/cleanliness of patient/unit environment and reports conditions requiring changeUtilizes resources, equipment, and supplies efficiently and with cost awarenessReports hazardous conditions to appropriate department for correctionUses aseptic techniques for protection of patients and personal safetyPrevents contamination and/or transfer of infection by use of the Exposure Control Plan and Standard Precautions in daily workDemonstrates knowledge of emergency codesRestocks patient care areas.Leadership/ProfessionalismProvides appropriate careAssumes responsibility for quality of care given to assigned patientsGives accurate, concise patient care report to team leader, physician and other appropriate personsMaintains effective working relationships with fellow staff members, other departments, patients, and families of patients, physicians and volunteersFunctions appropriately and effectively under pressureAble to provide care as part of team effort in crisis or emergency situationAdheres to Performance Improvement process and participates in Performance Improvement activitiesEducationAdheres to required educational standardsMaintains current licensure, certifications, education, and physical health standardsMust complete 15 units of continuing education within a calendar year, 12 of these units must be in area of specialtyComputer trainingDemonstrates knowledge and competency on hospital Information systemParticipates in educational activitiesAttends staff meetings regularlySuccessfully completes written and practical competenciesCompletes 30 hour IV therapy course within first year.CommunicationCommunicates effectively with patients, families, visitors, and physiciansResponsible for problem solving and crisis intervention related to physicians, patients, families, and staffDisplays a willingness to follow directions and to accept and utilize constructive criticismAge Specific RequirementsDemonstrates knowledge regarding special needs and behaviors of age specific groupsParticipates in age specific educational and training programsDemonstrates proficiency in required age specific competenciesNon-Essential Duties :Participates on unit/hospital-based committees.Skills and Abilities :Ability to be flexible in meeting staffing requirements of the facilityAbility to meet basic health requirements and physical job standardsMust take and pass the hospital pharmacology exam prior to hire or promotion into this classificationAbility to relieve clerical staff at desk, as neededAbility to adhere with AVH Absenteeism and Tardiness PolicyAbility to adhere with AVH Leaves of Absence PolicyAbility to adhere with AVH Paid Time Off (PTO) PolicyAbility to adhere with AVH Recording of Hours Worked PolicyAbility to adhere to the department dress codeAbility to organize work and establish prioritiesAbility to expand on own initiative in performance of dutiesSkill and ability to follow telephone etiquette/standardsConforms to AVH Standards of ExcellenceAbility to function effectively under pressure and meet time parametersAbility to communicate effectively while maintaining good working relationships with co workers, managers and other hospital staffAbility to adhere to the normal standards of courtesy and conduct as defined under the rules of hospitality at AVHAbility to maintain the confidentiality of patient, personnel, hospital and department informationAbility to adhere to safety rules and regulationsSafely and effectively uses all equipment necessary to carry out dutiesAbility to interpret and function under hospital and department policies and proceduresConforms with required and appropriate JCAHO requirementsConforms with and supports hospital quality assurance and improvement guidelinesAbility to participate effectively in department and hospital staff education.Displays a willingness to work as a team playerAbility to give and support the highest level of patient/customer satisfaction at all timesSupports and adheres to the values and mission statement established by the AVH Board of DirectorsAbility to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Corporate Compliance rules and regulations, complies with duty to report behavior standard, demonstrates understanding of purpose for Corporate Compliance hotline and importance of seeking guidance from a supervisor when in doubt regarding a possible corporate complianceRequired Licensure and/or Certifications :Licensed Vocational License for state of CaliforniaBasic Cardiac Life Support CertificationWorking Conditions :Work often performed under stressful, emotional, and physical conditionsAccepts additional workload during times of unexpected circumstances, e.g., high activity, high census, and sudden emergenciesA detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Occupational Health Department.Closing StatementLooking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best - delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California's fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited . Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district's nearly 1.2 million residents.An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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