The Licensed Vocational Nurse is responsible for providing direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse. Responsibilities include following the plan of care, providing treatments, and working collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet positive patient care outcomes.
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities
• Provides direct patient care as defined in State Nurse Practice Act for LVN’s.
• Implements current nursing practice following a patient assessment and an approved plan of care initiated by the registered nurse.
• Provide accurate and timely documentation of patient services to reflect the plan of care.
• Assess and provide patient and family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and self-plan of care.
• Participates in coordination of hospice and home health services, appropriately reporting the identified needs for hospice and home health interdisciplinary group members.
• Uses equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently.
• Provides appropriate pain/symptom management. Evaluates patient’s response to treatments/medications.
• Participates in personal, professional growth and development.
• Participates in organization’s quality management program.
• Participates in the on-call rotation and weekends.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Case Manager/ Team Manager.
• Excellent verbal and written communication, and organization skills.
• Knowledge of mobile telephone usage
• Computer skills related to MS programs
Professional Requirements and Required Certification/Licensure
• Currently, valid, non-restricted California LVN license.
• Graduate of an accredited vocational nursing program.
• Three to five years of nursing experience.
• Community health/hospice, home health or medical/surgical experience is preferred.