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Licensed Vocational Nurse

Company: E-Talent Network
Location: Porterville
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
As an employee of the facility Level of Care Registry, a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) may be requested to work on any shift, any day of the week and on any residence at the Developmental Center. Under the direction of supervisory staff, he/she provides direct care, treatment and developmental services for the clients where assigned. The services provided fall within the scope of the job as specified by the California State Personnel Board .

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Works under the supervision of the Registry Coordinator, Supervising Registered Nurse (SRN), Unit Supervisor (US), Shift manager (SRPT), and/or Acting Nursing Person in Charge (NPIC) of the residence.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : Must possess and maintain sufficient strength, agility, endurance and sensory ability to perform the duties contained in this duty statement. Must be able to lift 50 pounds without assistance; must be able to participate in client containment, intervention or restraint. Must have the ability to work extended hours and various shifts; must float to all work areas within the facility if called upon to do so.


TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
On-going interaction with clients, personnel and the general public. Potential exposure to communicable diseases. Blood borne pathogens and other conditions common to a clinical nursing environment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES:

5% - Performs nursing procedures, such as administering medications and treatments including oral medication, hypodermic injections, start and monitor IV's (with appropriate training/certification), ventilator care, urinary catheterization, enemas, and taking and recording temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiration, and first aid as authorized within the scope of the Licensed Vocational Nurse.

5% - Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team in all aspects of the development and implementation of the Individual Program Plan.

5% - Observes and documents clients' physical condition and behavior and reports significant changes to appropriate staff.

5% - Provides one-to-one supervision/direct observation of clients on special precautions, I.E. elopement risks, suicide risks and medical condition and risk of serious self-injurious behavior to client.

5% - Maintains a safe, sanitary, and therapeutic environment which promotes respect and dignity and protects the privacy, rights, confidentiality and physical/emotional well-being of the clients.

5% - Responds to emergencies that involve use of medical/behavioral intervention techniques.

5% - Escorts clients on the facility grounds and to/from the community.

5% - Works extended hours and/or varying shifts.

5% - Prepares physical assessments, and develops health care objectives as indicated.

5% - Works at various sites as needed to meet staffing requirements.

5% - Assists clients in all activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, dining and leisure activities. These duties also include lifting, positioning and client mobility.

5% - Assists nursing staff, in collaboration with the physician, in determining what, if any, habilitative training should be continued while patient remains on acute unit.

5% - Attends and participates in training as required.

TYPICAL TASKS:

15% - Primary care giver for assigned clients.

10% - Remains flexible in staffing patterns and resolution of staffing conflicts, including rotation/floating to units as assigned.

10% - Doing weekly/monthly charting and Independent Living Assessment for Interdisciplinary Team. Attend training classes.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: E-Talent Network, Porterville , Licensed Vocational Nurse, Healthcare , Porterville, California

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