Posted on: November 24, 2022
Licensed Vocational Nurses are licensed health professionals who
perform patient care, technical and supportive services under
general supervision in a medical office or clinical setting. The
LVN supports the philosophy and complies with the protocols,
policies and procedures of the Organization and the assigned
Medical Office Department.
Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of
Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
Representative Tasks: Perform patient care functions as prescribed
by physician/health care professionals following established
protocols, policies and procedures within their scope of education,
training and responsibilities.
Assist medical personnel with special procedures, minor surgical
procedures and/or diagnostic exams.
Assess and monitor patients' condition and notify physician/health
care professional for disposition.
Prepare and administer medications as directed by physician order,
following established protocols.
Initiate and maintain Intravenous solutions as prescribed by
physician, following established protocols.
Maintain equipment and supplies.
Identify and arrange for equipment needing repair.
Apply principles of aseptic technique and infection control as
directed by the Infection Control Manual.
Monitor patient flow and assign/direct other ancillary personnel as
Provide medical information and education to patients, following
established protocols and guidelines.
Document pertinent patient information, assessment and nursing
procedures, following established protocols.
Maintain patient confidentiality.
Patient/Care Procedures: Explain purpose and process of
examinations, tests and medical procedures to patients, following
Instruct patients on general health and basic self care
Review, explain and clarify physician orders with patient or
Instruct patient in use of home equipment.
Administer patient first aid.
Apply basic orthopedic devices, as ordered by physician.
Apply and remove dressings.
Execute treatments such as urinary catheterization, bladder
irrigations, suction procedures and throat irrigations.
Follow standard infection control procedures.
Initiate emergency procedures (including basic CPR) and provide
emergency patient treatments.
Irrigate and pack wounds.
Monitor patient vital signs.
Monitor patients for bleeding.
Observe machine monitors.
Administer inhalation therapy.
Participate in development of nursing care plans.
Perform surgical preps.
Prepare and position patients for procedures.
Prepare patients for physical examinations.
Provide therapeutic care as ordered by physician.
Rinse and clean instruments and equipment.
Sterilize instruments and equipment.
Arrange for equipment repair and maintenance.
Maintain clean work area.
Monitor supply of oxygen and gas tanks.
Complete laboratory, radiology requisitions and specialized test
Notify appropriate personnel of abnormal lab test results.
Answer member inquires.
Observe patient condition for reactions during and after
Remove sutures following established protocols.
Respond to Code Blues.
Take and record patient vital signs, height, weight, etc.
Obtain specimens from patients (urine, stool, etc.).
Perform venipuncture and finger sticks to obtain blood samples.
Prepare specimens and specimens for lab analysis.
Perform urine tests (tablet or dipstick.)
Perform vision screening using Snellen chart.
Perform routine diagnostic tests, following established
Perform skin tests.
Assist as member of surgical team.
Assist physicians with endotrachael intubations.
Assists physician in obtaining tissue specimens and biopsies.
Assist with proctological procedures (i.e. Sigmoidoscopies.)
Restrain or support patients during procedures.
Perform EKG's (electrocardiograms.)
Assist patients with ambulation and exercises, following
Administer topical or aerosol medication as ordered.
Administer medications as prescribed, within scope of practice.
Initiate and maintain I.V. solutions as prescribed and within scope
Transportation: Transport patients to/from designated areas.
Route specimens to laboratory.
Transport laboratory specimens, medical records, laboratory
supplies and materials.
Transport office supplies and materials, patient related supplies
Transport equipment, and procedures trays.
Administrative/Clerical/Record Keeping: Request charts/medical
Schedule, cancel and reschedule patient appointments.
Initiate follow up appointments with patients.
Check in patients/members.
Prepare outgoing mail.
Locate personnel by paging system or beeper.
Provide patient information to family members, following patient
Record and send Fax's.
Screen patient calls and take messages for providers.
Maintain department logs.
Maintain and update user manuals.
Monitor and maintain protocol manuals.
Respond to requests for information.
Order medical supplies and equipment.
Receive, store and distribute materials and supplies.
Adjust work schedules and/or reassign personnel as directed.
Serve as resource to coworkers by answering procedure questions and
assisting in problem solving.
Participate in special projects and studies.
Demonstrate safety procedures.
Coordinate and monitor activities within the module.
Function as team leader.
Participate in department meetings.
Train and orient new staff to equipment, general duties and
procedures, following established protocols.
Maintain proficiency in clinical skills.
Answer call lights.
Answer telephones and take messages.
Call in telephone prescriptions, following established
Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as
One (1) year of recent (within the last three (3) years) experience
as a LVN in an acute/outpatient setting.
License, Certification, Registration
Current California Licensed Vocational Nurse license required.
Current I.V. Certification required.
Basic Life Support required.
Computer and typing skills preferred.
Job Category: Nursing Licensed & Nurse Practitioners
Keywords: Kaiser, Bakersfield , LVN II, Healthcare , Bakersfield, California
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