Kaiser Permanente Licensed Vocational Nurse I.V. - Outpatient Nursing - Grade 655 - Temporary in Santa Clara, California
Provides nursing care, under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or physician, in accordance with the legal scope of practice and within established standards of care, policies, and procedures. Demonstrates performance consistent with the Medical Center Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan of the organization. Remains flexible to changing systems; is expected to demonstrate quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice; and treats co-workers, patients, families, and all members of the health care team with dignity and respect. This classification is for LVN's working in a designated IV Therapy department.
Essential Responsibilities: - Essential Duties and Responsibilities - The Licensed Vocational Nurse demonstrates proficiency by exhibiting the following skills, competencies, and behaviors: - Leadership Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibility, and applicable state, federal and local laws. - Demonstrates a professional, supportive attitude. - Identifies and supports new ideas. - Utilizes effective communication strategies, including chain of command and issue escalation, which result in intended outcomes. - Participates in problem identification and resolution. - Mentors and orients others in skill and behavioral learning. - Demonstrates ability to problem solve with other departments in order to assist member problem resolution. - Prioritizes and delegates work assignments appropriately to ensure completion of patient care activities. - Complies with regulatory requirements, policies, procedures, and standards of practice. - Nursing Process Performs patient care activities, within the scope of competency, considering age-related needs of the patient as assigned. - Reports unusual findings to the physician and/or Registered Nurse and contributes recommendations for revision to the plan of care. - Adheres to medical center standards, which customize care for age-related needs of the population served. - Keeps health care team members informed regarding patients' responses to interventions. - Collaborates with physician and/or Registered Nurse to develop individualized plan of care that reflects clinical findings, planning, implementing, and evaluating the outcomes of that plan. - Monitors patients' progress based on the plan. - Assures care meets standards of practice. - Collaborates with physician and/or Registered Nurse to assure patient/family education.. - Documentation Charting is legible, dated, and timed. - Documentation reflects thorough data collection and care provided. - Utilizes computer systems effectively and efficiently. - Safety Complies with Patient Safety Standards. - Maintains a safe work environment. - Clinical Outcomes Discusses patient findings and progress toward outcomes with physicians, Registered Nurse, and other members of the health care team. - Demonstrates competencies during the probationary period and ongoing by completion of departmental competency validation. - Participates in departmental performance improvement activities, i.e., planning, and measuring/monitoring, assessing and improving. - Customer Service Practices customer service standards as defined by the Medical Center and specified department. - Anticipates the customer's needs, takes proactive steps to meet those needs, by listening and taking responsibility within scope to ensure issues are resolved. - Promptly responds to alarms and patient requests. - Facilitates the customer's ability to utilize resources. - Assures a clean, orderly, and functional work environment. - Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - Minimum six (6) months of acute care and/or related outpatient experience within past four years. - Minimum one (1) year of acute care experience within past four years if working in a Home Health/Hospice Department. Education - High School Diploma/GED. License, Certification, Registration - Current California Vocational Nurse License. - I.V. Certification updated within last 3 years or must have demonstrated I.V. Competencies.
Additional Requirements: - Experience requirements may be waived or modified when an appropriate program or course is available and successfully completed for New Graduate LVNs. - Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. - Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other incumbents of the organization. - Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.
Preferred Qualifications: - N/A
COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE Licensed Vocational Nurse I.V. - Outpatient Nursing - Grade 655 - TemporaryLOCATION Santa Clara, CAREQNUMBER 627946
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.