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Licensed Vocational Nurse - ER

Company: Surgery Partners
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary:The Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN), provides direct and indirect patient care in a hospital setting under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. The nurse collaborates with other professionals to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes.Qualifications/Specifications:Education: High School graduate.Licensure/Certification: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. Current state LVN license and BLS required.Experience: One year of supervised experience as LVN, preferred. General acute care experience preferred.Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Able to demonstrate computer literacy and competency.. Computer experience in word processing, database programs and spreadsheets.Interpersonal Skills: Must be able to interact and communicate in English, both orally and written, with all levels of staff, physicians, patients, and families in an effective manner. Good communication skills and ability to effectively supervise and motivate employees. Must be able to work both individually and in a team setting. Must be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.Essential Physical Requirements:Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires lifting and carrying items weighing up to 40 pounds.Primary Duties:Provides direct care for patients in the general acute clinical/hospital setting.Integrates diagnostic data into health assessment notifying physicians of results in a timely fashion and documenting appropriately,Exercises clinical competence in nursing skills and follows procedures based on hospital policies and procedures.Administers pharmaceutical and blood products as credentialed.Demonstrates competence in ordered treatments including but not limited to vital signs, capillary blood sugars, vascular access, sterile technique, dressings, phlebotomy, handling of autologous blood products, and sterile syringe fill techniques.Demonstrates competence in-patient and family education on common topics including but not limited to wound care, dressing applications, compression therapy, diabetic foot care, and venous lifestyle changes and wound off-loading.Adheres to guidelines or standards of practice (i.e. ANA), community, associate hospital, AMD8. Safety precautions are implemented as needed by professional judgment/policy and procedures.Demonstrates consistent use of OSHA guidelines and Universal Precautions.Communicable diseases are reported per policy.Utilizes proper body mechanics.Reviews and completes patient history, holistic nursing assessment and evaluation on all new patients.Demonstrates competent utilization of interview, examination and observation techniques with patients and significant others.Keeps patient plans for care updated to reflect changes in conditions and response to therapies or education.Implements and evaluates plans for care reflecting appropriate nursing and medical diagnoses, goal development, outcome criteria and target dates.Assumes patient advocate role protecting all patient rights.Provides continuity of care for patients as plan of care may involve multiple disciplines, products, and sites for care including inpatient care, outpatient procedures and clinic care.Utilizes available resources effectively by appropriate consultations and collaboration to maximize effectiveness of care.Consistently responds to internal and external customers in a professional manner.Supports and encourages a harmonious work relationship assuming additional responsibility and assisting others without being asked.Demonstrate flexibility with staffing needs coordinating with physicians, patients and co-workers.Delegates tasks to appropriate skill level providing needed supervision for quality follow-through.Prioritizes to consistently meet deadlines and keep documentation current.Participates in the CQI process, review and revision of policies and procedures.Attends all mandatory education programs and some additional continuing professional education functions to enhance skills and judgment.Communicates to ER Director areas of educational or procedural deficiency.Reviews current literature sharing ideas for care of patients and revision of policies and procedures.Consistently initiates and actively participates in implementing change to improve work environment, work processes or patient care.Documents accurately and promptly patient assessment, care and response to treatment and education on approved forms.Documents accurately reflect changes in patient status and appropriate actions.Documents clearly and legibly using only approved abbreviations.Actively keeps patient informed of anticipated responses to treatment.Facilitates discussion between patient and physician.Seeks financial counseling regarding reimbursement or other medical financial concerns of patient or significant other.Ensures all necessary informed consents are signed prior to providing non-emergency care.Responds accurately and timely to patient financial questions either by knowledge of answer or with referral source and follow-through.Documents consumption of products and charges appropriately.Bakersfield Heart Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our team members and patients. Therefore, we require that all team members receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flue vaccine typically during October - March each year), etc. as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.Compensation and Benefits:Competitive market salary. Full suite of company sponsored benefits.Company Overview:We encourage you to learn more about our organization, mission, and patient-centered approach to medicine. www.bakersfieldhearthospital.com

Keywords: Surgery Partners, Bakersfield , Licensed Vocational Nurse - ER, Healthcare , Bakersfield, California

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