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LVN - Licensed Vocational Nurse

Company: Highland Care Center of Redlands
Location: Redlands
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY The purpose of your job position is to provide each resident with routine daily nursing care in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards that govern the facility and as directed by your supervisors.The Licensed Vocational Nurse will treat each resident with kindness, dignity and respect. They will knock before entering each resident's room. They will refer to each resident by their name. They will be courteous to families and visitors. They will maintain a positive and calm disposition. They will communicate clearly, empathetically, and effectively when speaking to residents, family members, visitors, staff and any governmental agency personnel. They will make sound independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. They will work cooperatively with all departments and multidisciplinary teams. They will demonstrate patience, initiative and willingness to assist residents that may be difficult. They will relate all pertinent information concerning a resident's condition to a charge nurse when required. They will be committed to always doing the right thing.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES+ Ensuring that all nursing care is provided in privacy+ Checking vital signs + Dressing wounds+ Inserting catheters+ Listening to residents and their families+ Addressing questions/concerns of residents+ Performing accurate and detailed charting of resident progress notes+ Timely reporting of change in resident's condition to the nurse supervisor+ Assisting and supervising CNAs+ Ensuring equipment is in good operating order+ Monitoring residents that are at risk for falls+ Collecting lab samples+ Abiding with all facility policies and procedures including not disclosing user ID codes and passwords+ Following Infection and Control policies+ Reporting any occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, or other hazardous materials to a supervisor immediately+ Attending annual facility in-service training programs+ Completing other assignments when requested by management Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies these are the only duties you will be required to perform as directed by management. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.REQUIREMENTSEducation / LicensureCompletion of LVN training from accredited school or collegeValid LVN license in good standingValid CPR and BLS cardIV Certification is a plusQualifications / Experience Minimum of 1 year of skilled nursing experience preferredMust be able to speak, read, write and comprehend the English languageAbility to use computer or tablet to enter resident data Working ConditionsMay encounter frequent interruptionsMay be involved with residents, family and government agenciesMay be requested to work beyond scheduled working hours at timesIs subject to call?back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post?disaster, etc.)May be subjected to odors, dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoking or air contaminantsMay be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B virusesMay be exposed to or handle hazardous chemicalsPhysical Requirements Must be able to move intermittently throughout the dayWorking throughout the nursing areasMust be able to lift up to 25 pounds. Lifting more weight up to 100 pounds requires assistanceAbility to read fine print on tablet, progress notes and/or medical labelsPer California state mandate, the Covid 19 vaccine is required for this position.

Keywords: Highland Care Center of Redlands, Redlands , LVN - Licensed Vocational Nurse, Other , Redlands, California

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