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Company: San Ysidro Health
Location: El Cajon
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse Supervisor, the LVN will deliver the direct patient care services within the LVN scope of practice required of the nursing component of the LifePlan as well as provide all day center nursing functions and procedures for the assigned shift, to include the provision of nursing and personal care services (including and not limited to toileting, transfers, showers, dressing, grooming, and ADL's).Essential Functions of the Job: The LVN will use effective communication, coordination of services, resource management, education, patient advocacy and related interventions to: Promote improved quality of care and/or life Promote cost effective medical outcomes Prevent hospitalizations when possible and appropriate Assure patients receive appropriate treatments and medications in compliance with LifePlan Be the liaison to the patient's personal physician for any medical concerns. Monitors and assess patients in the PACE day center and report any variances to normal to the RN and RN Supervisor for further assessment. Assists in meal program count, ensuring that appropriate diets are served to participants. Provide education and counseling to the patient in regards to treatment, side effects of medications and compliance with medications within the scope of practice. Establish and maintain a system for a medication distribution process, patient treatment, medication inventory, biohazard receipt records, and entering information in database. Generate medication/treatment reports as requested by manager or administrative staff. Responsible for coordination, administration and monitoring of patient treatments Provide training in self-administration of medication to patients. Counts, packages, pre-packages, and labels medication for inspection by pharmacist and fills routine orders for non-prescription pharmaceuticals. Inputs patient and prescription data into the pharmacy computer system to process prescriptions and maintain patient profiles. Administer medication according to nationally recognized patient care standards and scope of practice, to include giving medication only on a prescriber's orders; identifying the patient prior to administration of a drug; administering medication one hour of the prescibed time; and recording in the patient health record the time and dose of each drug administered. Assists in the ordering, stocking, and maintenance of drug inventory. Sets up weekly medications in med-set. Assists in the preparation of reports and written documentation, as required by the department, company, state and federal agencies. Provide one on one and/or telephone communication to address any issues and provide support to patient and their caregivers in regards to patient treatment and adherence. Maintain accurate records of all communications and interventions. Provide assistance in obtaining outside medical services. Maintain open communication with medical providers, pharmacist, and caregivers. Maintain compliance to and recommend updates to established policies and procedures as needed. Remind all staff of and ensure compliance to all objectives of the Quality Assurance Program as well as safety, environmental and infection control standards. Maintain working knowledge of all regulations and standards to ensure compliance with orders or directives issued by duly constituted government or regulatory agencies. Support company and departmental QA/QI initiatives. Additional Duties and Responsibilities: Maintains and submits orders to maintain an adequate inventory of forms, clerical and pharmaceutical supplies, paper and equipment. Assist in the preparation of reports and written documentation including medical records, as required by the center, program, company, state and federal agencies. Follows established departmental policies and procedures, objectives quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in service meetings and workshops. Attends meetings, including PACE morning meetings and IDTs, as needed or required and participates on committees as directed. Demonstrated experience with Patient Advocacy. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. Job Requirements:Education Required (Minimum level of education): Graduate of an accredited program of vocational nursing or equivalent.Certifications/Licenses Required: Current CA Licensed Vocational Nurse License; current Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Course Certification. Will be required to complete ACLS certification within 90 days of employment start date.Experience Required (Minimum level of experience): At least one year of experience in direct nursing care of seniors and frail elderly or disabled patients.Verbal and Written Skills Required to Perform the Job: Good oral and written communication.Technical Skills Required to Perform the Job: Medical terminology.Equipment Used: Computer and pharmacy software. Minor medical equipment such as vital signs monitors, emergency cart, automated external defibrillator (AED), and patient personal assistive devices. Network computer with various applications, facsimile machine, and telephone.Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: Prolonged periods of standing, walking. Some lifting of supplies and equipment. Ability to follow directions accurately. May be required to work some evenings and/or weekends. Physical clearance for reaching, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, and grasping, have full range of motion, ability to lift 50 lbs; need to lift and transfer participants; maintain current First Aid and CPR.Technical Knowledge: Knowledge of common impairments and best practices associated with elderly and disabled populations.About UsSan Ysidro Health is a Federally Qualified Health Care organization committed to providing high quality, compassionate, accessible and affordable healthcare services for the entire family. The organization was founded by seven women in search ofmedical services for their families and community. Almost 50 years later, SanYsidro Health now provides innovative care to over 108,000 patients through avast and integrated network of 47 program sites across the county. San YsidroHealth could not serve our patients without the dedication of our passionateand hardworking employees. Apply today and become a part of our mission-driven team!San Ysidro Health has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all applicants for employment. Employment decisions including, but not limited to, those such as employee selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, employee programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to reace, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Other details Pay Type Hourly Apply Now

Keywords: San Ysidro Health, El Cajon , PACE LVN, Healthcare , El Cajon, California

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