Job Title: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Job ID: TC6640303684
Under the direction of the Institution's CEO/CNE or designee, Temporary/Relief LVN shall provide services as permitted within the scope of practice for Licensed Vocational Nurse services in accordance with Institution/Facility policies and procedures.
Duties/Responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to:
- Organize, provide, and maintain necessary healthcare services consistent with CCHCS policies and procedures.
- Conduct basic hygiene and nursing care, including administration of prescribed medications and the therapeutic effects, treatments, and disease prevention, as ordered by the physician.
- Collect information regarding patient status and report the results to the Primary Care Provider (PCP) or RN in a timely manner.
- Provide patient/youth education and accurately document care in the approved format, noting and carrying out physician's orders.
- Administer/assist with therapeutic measures and treatments.
- Clean and maintain equipment.
- Obtain specimens for diagnostic testing as ordered.
- Assist the RN and PCP with clinic appointments; e.g., physical exams, minor surgeries, casting, identifying minor illnesses.
- Assist mental health professionals by contributing to the treatment planning process and the formal evaluation of patient/youth progress by monitoring and recording observed patient behavior.
- Participate in the training of patient/youth in activities of daily living and assist in routine treatments; and
- Document in the patient/youth health record the nursing care and treatment provided and the patient/youth response to facilitate the continuity of care and communicate to other healthcare providers.
All Temporary/Relief Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) assigned to CDCR must have the minimum experience outlined below:
- Twelve (12) continuous months of experience within the last three (3) years rendering direct patient care in public or private institution. Clinical competencies must be current.
- Possess a current and valid license issued by the California State Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners.
- Possess current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from an American Heart Association Provider or American Red Cross (with AED).
- All Temporary/Relief LVNs and CNAs must have documentation of completion of a competency validation process meeting the requirements of Title 22, Section 70016 or Section 70016.1 prior to performing the duties required by this Agreement.
- Each Temporary/Relief Temporary/Relief LVN shall be in compliance with 8 CCR 5199 standards for both current N95 and Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) medical clearance and annual general respiratory protection training which is to include a request to repeat PLHCP clearance if they develop 1) marked immunocomprompromise or pregnancy which might require great respiratory protection than N95s provide or 2) a health condition which might limit N95 or PAPR use and completion of the annual 8 CCR 5199 Appendix G questionnaire.
- Temporary/Relief Temporary/Relief LVNs providing services to the CDCR must be proficient in the English language and be able to communicate effectively with the CDCR/CCHCS. All Temporary/Relief LVNs must be able to speak, understand oral and written communication and write effectively in the English language. Any Temporary/Relief LVN who fails to meet the minimum qualifications shall not be permitted to perform services.
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