Licensed Vocational Nurse

A Licensed Vocational Nurse job in Vallejo & Fairfield, CA is available through Adecco Medical & Science. The LVN implements the established plan of care for each assigned group of resident’s. Responsibilities include total care for chronically ill and technologically dependent residents, administration of medications, performance of treatments, provision of resident/family education as directed, and maintenance of a record of the care provided. Under the direct supervision of the RN, assists with the planning, coordination, and provision of individualized resident care in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the facility.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

Education: LVN graduate from an accredited School of Nursing
License: Current, valid LVN licensure to practice in the state
Current BCLS certification
Work Experience: Minimum 6 months prior LVN experience in the past 2 years in a general acute care hospital Or acquired equivalent competency appropriate to the type of sub-acute residents the facility provides care to
Language Skills: Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical information, and to be easily understood through verbal communication in the English language.
Mathematical Skills: Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, and volume.
Communication Skills: Must have exceptional communication and customer service skills, and be empathetic.
Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families, responsible parties, staff and outside resources and agencies.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform assigned resident care duties in a manner that provides for the physical, psycho-social, and spiritual needs of the chronically ill and technologically dependent resident, incorporating cultural and ethnic factors
Complete initial and ongoing assessments by gathering data in a timely manner, incorporating functional/development age factors into the assessment process
Correctly differentiates between normal and abnormal clinical findings and intervenes in accordance with clinical standards of practice and per physician orders
Work collaboratively with the resident/family and interdisciplinary team members to develop an individualized plan of care for each resident
Demonstrate sound clinical judgment in the implementation, and evaluation of the nursing aspects of interdisciplinary resident care plan of care
Proficiently and accurately monitor and report resident condition changes to the Registered Nurse, attending physician, family, interdisciplinary team members, and Director of Nursing or ADON
Follow through on resident care services needed to meet the individualized needs of each resident
Administer medications in a proficient manner, including pain management
If IV certified, proficiently provide IV care needs within the scope of practice for a LVN and per facility policy
Provide treatment administration in a proficient manner per direction from the physician, which includes but is not limited to wound packing, irrigation, indwelling catheter care, etc.
Proficiently provide and manage the care of technologically dependent residents, including but not limited to:

Ventilator dependency
Ostomies such as, but not limited to, tracheostomy, ileostomy, urostomy, gastrostomy, etc.
Enteral feeding tubes
Tracheosomy care
Suctioning


Participate in the identification of resident/family educational needs and provide individualized teaching which considers the functional/developmental age and needs of the resident. Monitor and document the effectiveness of the education provided
Demonstrate knowledge of age specific care, including but not limited to identifying safety measures, physiological normal values/reading; assessing skin integrity, behavior, motor skills and/or activities that place the residents at risk as well as communicates effectively in a clear, concise, and understandable manner
Demonstrate knowledge and appropriate monitoring of signs/symptoms of abuse and/or neglect of residents. Report and document suspected abuse/neglect in accordance with facility policy and regulatory guidelines
Keys information into computer systems, including EMR


JOB FUNCTIONS:

Demonstrate knowledge of, and respect for, the rights, dignity and individuality of each resident in all interactions
Appreciates the importance of maintaining confidentiality of resident and facility information
Demonstrate honesty and integrity at all times in the care and use of resident and facility property
Must be able to key information into computer systems
Proficiently provides care in emergency situations and follows established emergency procedures and practices
Maintain knowledge of, and implement resident care activities to promote, maintain, and/or restore health for assigned residents
Assure that the rights of residents are respected and maintained by allowing for privacy and dignity in the provision of
care
Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills with residents, families, physicians, additional healthcare providers, and co-workers
Timely, accurately, and thoroughly prepare documentation in a manner that conforms to prescribed style and format, and to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business facility
Other duties as assigned


If you are interested in this Licensed Vocational Nurse job in San Jose, CA then please click APPLY NOW. For other opportunities available at Adecco Medical and Science go to www.adeccousa.com. If you have questions about the position or would like more information, please contact Sindie Rothstein at 858-410-1108 or by email at Sindie.rothstein@adeccona.com

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