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Licensed Vocational Nurse

Company: Totally Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Location: Redlands
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Make a difference. Join a great team!Competitive wages and benefitsNight and weekend differentials$500 sign on bonusTeam-centered philosophy of careImmediate openings for CNAs, RNS, and LVNs.About Totally Kids Rehabilitation HospitalDistinctive campus devoted 100% to children.National leader in providing personalized rehabilitation and habilitation programs for children with a family-centered emphasis.Consistently awarded the Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health FacilitiesTrusted destination of choice for physicians and parents for more than 50 years.Job Summary:We operate our pediatric subacute skilled nursing unit on a LVN model. The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) utilizes knowledge of basic nursing principles, practices, and ethics in order to perform procedures and tasks within their scope of practice, but for children with very special needs.The LVN is responsible for providing and documenting nursing care, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, in accordance with developed care plan and physician's orders for each individual patient and coordinates care among all members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.It is expected that the employee will demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values. The employee shall support the organization strategic plan, the goals and direction of the quality assurance performance improvement process, and activities.SPECIFIC FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:Assessment and PlanningInitiates, updates, and documents age appropriate plan of care in conjunction with interdisciplinary team assessments and goals to ensure quality and continuity of care for patientsPerforms patient assessments and reassessments and collaborates with the Registered Nurse to develop appropriate plans of care, and nursing interventionsCollaborates with the Registered Nurse (RN) to actively assess pain management and implements prescribed medication and/or other alternative methods that are effective for the patientAssists in patient/caregiver teaching with appropriate documentation as assignedDemonstrates knowledge, recognizes the signs of abuse and implements professional response, reporting, and documenting according to laws and organization policiesRecognizes and responds competently to acute medical emergencies according to established procedures and scope of practiceMedication and Treatment SafetyApplies medication and treatment safety practices by using the six rights to medication and treatment administration: right patient, right medication/treatment, right route, right dose, right time, right approachAdministers medication as ordered by physician and documents patient's response to medications and treatments within scope of practiceCommunicates with pharmacies on new/refill medications, and checks medication deliveries for accuracyReceives, processes, transcribes and reconciles medication orders timely and accuratelyDemonstrates knowledge of appropriate techniques and treatment modalities as performed on patients of varying ages, including infant, toddler, adolescent and young adultsDemonstrates clinical competency in nursing care to technically dependent patients (such as tracheostomies, gastrostomies, etc.)Recognizes abnormal laboratory values/diagnostic reports and notifies the Registered Nurse in charge and/or physiciaDocumentation and Reporting:Measures and documents patients vital information and responds appropriatelyObserves and documents patients signs and symptoms of illness and therapeutic treatments in medical recordDocuments and reports changes in patient condition/unusual events utilizing approved reporting systemCompletes all documentation timelyProvides accurate hand-off communication using SBAR reporting to ensure patient safety and continuity of carePatient Care Area-GeneralPlans, organizes, and prioritizes daily work using sound judgment and following the direction of the Charge Nurse, Nurse Manager, and physicianEngages patients with a positive and friendly demeanor, while providing patient and family centered careEnsures and follows infection control policies and current practicesParticipates in training and orientation of new personnel as assignedOversees patient care provided by the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) during assigned shiftMission Statement: Mountain View Child Care, Inc. is dedicated to enriching the health and quality of life of children with medical and developmental needs and who benefit from habilitation and rehabilitation services and the supportive use of technology. We are committed to meeting their medical, physical, developmental, social, psychological and spiritual needs through a blend of tenderness and expertise.Core values ("iHeart")Integrity: We, the staff of Mountain View Child Care, Inc., (MVCC), choose to achieve wholeness and excellence, in our work by meeting high professional standards and codes of ethics, and we choose to be trustworthy in all our dealings. Likewise, we invite our colleagues and others who represent MVCC to personally strive to meet our high standards. As a guide toward maintaining the integrity of our mission and our daily actions, we align ourselves with the following organization values:Honesty: We foster transparent, honest communication between patients, families, and employees to create a climate of openness in which all persons related to this organization treat one another with trustworthiness and fairness.Excellence: We work at the highest level of sustained performance, with a commitment to continuous improvement.Accountability: We accept responsibility for the ethical and reliable performance of our jobs consistent with industry standards. We are committed to prudent care of our patients and their families and prudence in business practices.Respect: We treat all individuals with compassion, dignity and courtesy.Teamwork: We work together to achieve our mission and goals in a cooperative, respectful, open environment.Strategic VisionCare & Customers: To achieve the best possible results for our patients by working together to improve patient well-being through our Patient & Family Centered Care model.Learning & Growth: To promote a culture of personal and professional growth, thus achieving our strategic objectives by increasing the worth of the individual and the organization.Systems & Reliability: To achieve patient safety by continuously creating or refining processes that increase quality and decrease variability within a high reliability environment.Business & Stewardship: To prudently extend service lines within all MVCC brands to mutually improve quality care, increase business value, and sustain MVCC's long-term mission.Expectation for all employees:To provide service excellence and innovation in the care of patients, the training of health professionals and the creation and sharing of health knowledge. This organization exists to serve others through the expression of the mission, core values, and strategic vision stated above. Requirements:Current Licensed Vocational Nurse as issued in State of CaliforniaCurrent American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification preferredMinimum of two (2) years of pediatric nursing experience in a subacute or acute care hospital; or completion of the hospital's preceptor program within two months of hireAbility to lift thirty (30) pounds without assistanceAbility to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writingKnowledge of basic nursing procedures and documentation as applicable to jobMust possess good work ethics and a professional image at all timesKnowledge of CMS conditions of participation, CDPH state regulations, CCS, and TJC (hospital, nursing care center, and laboratory) accreditation requirements as applicable to jobWorking knowledge of computer and software applications as applicable to jobPossess strong communication, interpersonal and collaboration skillsWorks responsibly in a team environment as well as independentlyManages confidential information effectively and appropriatelyKNOWLEDGE OF HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT Practice KnowledgeDemonstrates knowledge of current practice and the roles and functions of patient care team members as applicable to jobEnsures compliance with the state and federal regulatory agency standards, and policies of the organizationAdheres to professional association standards of practice as applicable to jobPatient Safety/Risk ManagementSupports the development of an organization-wide patient safety programMaintains and ensures patient confidentiality at all times.Performance Improvement/Outcome MeasurementKnowledge of the organization's quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI) programCOMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENTEffective CommunicationDemonstrates effective interpersonal communication skillsProvides communications that is clear and effective.Uses positive verbal/nonverbal communicationsRelationship ManagementBuilds collaborative relationships in the organizationExhibits effective conflict resolution skillsPROFESSIONALISMPersonally and Professionally AccountableHolds self and others accountable for mutual professional expectations and outcomes Adheres to the organization's professional attire (dress code) policy Treats our customers' with respect and courtesy. Keeping their information confidential.Demonstrates a behavior which is always willing to assistComplies with the organization's code of conduct and compliance standardsMaintains proper use of timekeeping system to record timeCareer PlannerMaintains professional license and/or certification as applicable to jobActs on feedback about personal strengths and weaknessesCompletes annual organization education requirementsTrustworthyPrudent in showing care for staff organizationConsistently reliable, truthful and honestAbility to hear and convey important and difficult information up and down the organizationMaintains a level of competency to provide reliable positive outcomes in areas of responsibility

Keywords: Totally Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Redlands , Licensed Vocational Nurse, Other , Redlands, California

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