Kaiser Permanente LVN in San Marcos, California

Under direct supervision of an RN or provider performs routine patient care, excluding administration of IV medications and venipuncture, following established policies, procedures and standards; follows Quality of Service Standards; follows Universal Precautions.

Essential Functions:

  • May perform nursing care functions such as vital signs, removal and/or application of dressings for assessment by licensed provider.

  • Cleaning or irrigating wound after provider's assessment and instructions, shaving and skin preparation, ear washes, NG insertion&lavage, urinary catheter insertion&irrigation.

  • Reinforce standardized self care procedures as directed by licensed provider.

  • Recognizes and responds to acute emergency situation following established procedures.

  • Orients patients to system policies and practices.

  • Provides appropriate instruction sheets based upon provider direction.

  • Reviews instruction sheet with patient.

  • Administers medications, excluding IV medications, as ordered by provider.

  • Observes and documents patients' response to medications and therapy.

  • May perform tuberculin, coccidioidin and histoplasmin skin tests, provides such tests are part of a tuberculosis control program.

  • May perform immunizations provides they are based upon written protocols.

  • Completes necessary arrangements or organizes treatment rooms prior to surgical and/or examination procedures by setting up or laying out instruments, drapes and sponges contained in sterile trays and assembling equipment items as required for particular procedures as directed.

  • May assist licensed provider with patient examinations and treatments by positioning, restraining patients, and assisting as directed.

  • Provides assistance in treatment rooms during minor surgical procedures and/or various diagnostic examinations by positioning and draping.

  • May hold clamps or retractors, sponge vascular areas, and pass instruments as specifically directed by the physician.

  • Assures safety of patient during procedures.

  • May prepare and transport items such as medical equipment and laboratory specimens.

  • May clean and disinfect instruments/equipment according to standardized procedures.

  • Follows Universal Precautions. Reports incidents of failure to follow procedures to Department Administrator or designee.

  • Maintains departmental files, performing duties such as pulling file and assembling forms prior to appointment, and filing returned diagnostic reports as directed.

  • Initiates and/or completes diagnostic rest forms per provider order, telephones prescriptions to pharmacies, relays medical information from physician to patient, and relays information from patient to physician.

  • Charts in patient's medical record as indicated.

  • May perform lab tests including urine dip-tests, acetone tests, hemoccult tests, tests to determine. PH, protein, PKU.

  • May perform hearing and vision tests, glaucoma tests and visual acuities.

  • Collects, by non-invasive and invasive techniques, and preserves specimens for testing, including urine, and sputum and stool.

  • Participates in Department Quality Assurance activities.

  • Performs other duties, as required, such as checking patients' medical records for incomplete data and relaying message to staff personnel.

  • Note: Specific duties may vary depending on assignment.

  • Note: Bold print indicates the differences between an MAII&LVN.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • N/A.

Education

  • N/A.

Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

  • Current CA LVN license and BLS certification.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to give and follow verbal and written instructions.

  • Ability to work effectively with the public.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of sterile technique.

  • Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to customers, contracted providers, and vendors.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Notes:

  • Pediatric LVN position.

  • Primary location San Marcos but may be required to work at other North County Pediatric locations including Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside and Rancho Bernardo.

  • Primarily days but may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: LVN

LOCATION: San Marcos, California

REQNUMBER: 714151

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.