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Licensed Vocational Nurse II (Care Center) – Per Diem

Location: Oakdale,CA

Job Description

Position Summary:

Under the direction of a clinic supervisor, assesses patient/family health problems and resources.  Assists in the development, implementation, and outcomes evaluation of a plan for nursing care provided by the nursing team.  Provides technical nursing care and interventions to designated patient populations.

This position requires providing care and/or service to a critically through acutely ill pediatric, adult and geriatric patient population in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the functional and/or developmental age of the individual served.

This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of the Organization.  It is expected that the employee will demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values.  The employee shall support the Organization’s strategic plan and the goals and direction of the Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).

Job Requirements

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Education:
Graduate of an accredited LVN School of Nursing
High school graduate or equivalent required.

Minimum Experience/Skills:
Three (3) years’ experience preferred
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
Excellent interpersonal skills
Able to perform basic mathematical calculations

Current California LVN license
IV Therapy Certification required
Current BLS certification

Physical Demands:
Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking
Lifts, positions, pushes up to 50 pounds
Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
Manual dexterity and mobility
Ability to move quickly
Frequent reach, twist, push and pull

Heavy lifting (50 lbs. and over) 50% of the time
Moderate lifting (25-49 lbs.) 25% of the time
Light lifting (under 25 lbs.) 25% of the time
Must be able to move heavy patients up to 350 lbs. at times in bed and transfer from bed to gurney or wheelchair with assistance of other staff or a mechanical lifting device

Heavy carrying (50 lbs. and over) 25% of the time
Moderate carrying (25-49 lbs.) 35% of the time
Light carrying (under 25 lbs.) 45% of the time
Must assist with ambulation orthostatic vital signs

Vision Requirements:
Ability to adjust vision sufficiently to perform duties

Working Conditions:
Regularly exposed to the risk of contagious and blood borne diseases
Exposure to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, illness)
Subject to irregular hours
Increased stress due to multiple calls and inquiries
Able to work in spite of frequent interruptions
High exposure to communicable diseases and blood borne pathogens, rare exposure to toxic substances such as
radiation, nuclear isotopes, chemotherapeutic agent

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