LVN II Bakersfield, CA
Licensed Vocational Nurses are licensed health professionals who perform patient care, technical and supportive services under general supervision in a medical office or clinical setting. The LVN supports the philosophy and complies with the protocols, policies and procedures of the Organization and the assigned Medical Office Department.
- Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies&Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities&applicable state, federal&local laws.
- Representative Tasks: Perform patient care functions as prescribed by physician/health care professionals following established protocols, policies&procedures w/in their scope of education, training&responsibilities.
- Assist medical personnel w/ special procedures, minor surgical procedures &/or diagnostic exams.
- Assess&monitor patients' condition¬ify physician/health care professional for disposition.
- Prepare&administer medications as directed by physician order, following established protocols.
- Initiate&maintain Intravenous solutions as prescribed by physician, following established protocols.
- Maintain equipment&supplies.
- Identify&arrange for equipment needing repair.
- Apply principles of aseptic technique&infection control as directed by the Infection Control Manual.
- Monitor patient flow&assign/direct other ancillary personnel as needed.
- Provide medical information&education to patients, following established protocols&guidelines.
- Document pertinent patient information, assessment&nursing procedures, following established protocols.
- Maintain patient confidentiality.
- Patient/Care Procedures: Explain purpose&process of examinations, tests&medical procedures to patients, following established guidelines.
- Instruct patients on general health&basic self care procedures.
- Review, explain&clarify physician orders w/ patient or parent.
- Instruct patient in use of home equipment.
- Administer patient first aid.
- Apply basic orthopedic devices, as ordered by physician.
- Apply&remove dressings.
- Execute treatments such as urinary catheterization, bladder irrigations, suction procedures&throat irrigations.
- Follow standard infection control procedures.
- Administer enemas.
- Initiate emergency procedures (including basic CPR)&provide emergency patient treatments.
- Irrigate&pack wounds.
- Lift patients.
- Monitor patient vital signs.
- Monitor patients for bleeding.
- Observe machine monitors.
- Administer inhalation therapy.
- Participate in development of nursing care plans.
- Perform surgical preps.
- Prepare&position patients for procedures.
- Prepare patients for physical examinations.
- Provide therapeutic care as ordered by physician.
- Rinse&clean instruments&equipment.
- Sterilize instruments&equipment.
- Arrange for equipment repair&maintenance.
- Maintain clean work area.
- Monitor supply of oxygen&gas tanks.
- Complete laboratory, radiology requisitions&specialized test forms.
- Notify appropriate personnel of abnormal lab test results.
- Answer member inquires.
- Observe patient condition for reactions during&after procedures.
- Remove sutures following established protocols.
- Respond to Code Blues.
- Take&record patient vital signs, height, weight, etc.
- Obtain specimens from patients (urine, stool, etc.).
- Perform venipuncture&finger sticks to obtain blood samples.
- Prepare specimens&specimens for lab analysis.
- Perform urine tests (tablet or dipstick.)
- Perform vision screening using Snellen chart.
- Perform routine diagnostic tests, following established protocols.
- Perform skin tests.
- Assist as member of surgical team.
- Assist physicians w/ endotrachael intubations.
- Assists physician in obtaining tissue specimens&biopsies.
- Assist w/ proctological procedures (i.e. Sigmoidoscopies.)
- Restrain or support patients during procedures.
- Perform EKG's (electrocardiograms.)
- Assist patients w/ ambulation&exercises, following established protocols.
- Administer topical or aerosol medication as ordered.
- Administer medications as prescribed, w/in scope of practice.
- Initiate&maintain I.V. solutions as prescribed&w/in scope of practice.
- Transportation: Transport patients to/from designated areas.
- Route specimens to laboratory.
- Transport laboratory specimens, medical records, laboratory supplies&materials.
- Transport office supplies&materials, patient related supplies&materials.
- Transport equipment,&procedures trays. 0%
- Administrative/Clerical/Record Keeping: Request charts/medical records.
- Schedule, cancel&reschedule patient appointments.
- Initiate follow up appointments w/ patients.
- Check in patients/members.
- Prepare outgoing mail.
- Locate personnel by paging system or beeper.
- Provide patient information to family members, following patient confidentiality guidelines.
- Record&send Fax's.
- Screen patient calls&take messages for providers.
- Maintain department logs.
- Maintain&update user manuals.
- Monitor&maintain protocol manuals.
- Respond to requests for information.
- Order medical supplies&equipment.
- Receive, store&distribute materials&supplies.
- Replenish linen.
- Adjust work schedules &/or reassign personnel as directed.
- Serve as resource to coworkers by answering procedure questions&assisting in problem solving.
- Participate in special projects&studies.
- Demonstrate safety procedures.
- Coordinate&monitor activities w/in the module.
- Function as team leader.
- Participate in department meetings.
- Train&orient new staff to equipment, general duties&procedures, following established protocols.
- Maintain proficiency in clinical skills.
- Answer call lights.
- Answer telephones&take messages.
- Call in telephone prescriptions, following established protocols.
- Assume other activities&responsibilities from time to time as directed.
- One (1) year of recent (within the last three (3) years) experience as a LVN in an acute/outpatient setting.
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
- Current California Licensed Vocational Nurse license required.
- Current I.V. Certification required.
- Basic Life Support required.
- Computer and typing skills preferred.
- This is a float position.
- Required to work days/evenings/nights/weekends/holidays based on department needs.
- Days/times of shift are variable based on department needs.
- Travel may be required to all Kern County KP locations including but not limited to Bakersfield, Taft, Tehachapi, Tejon, Delano, Wasco, and McFarland.
Primary Location: California,Bakersfield,Bakersfield Administrative Offices 5055 California
Scheduled Hours (1-40): 40
Working Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Job Type: Standard
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group: UFCW - Local 770
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Job: Nursing Licensed
Public Department Name: Ancillary Resource Support/Central Staffing
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.
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