Starting rate: $25 – 30 per hour; new graduates to experience.

The Licensed Vocational Nurse is responsible for providing those aspects of patient care permitted by licensure under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse, including evaluation, medication administration and general care of adult and geriatric patients. Assist in providing supervision and guidance to nurse assistants. Under the direction of a registered nurse, teaches patients’ and families effectively. Demonstrates clinical competence in the provision of nursing care specific to adult patients and understands and utilizes the growth/development stages of adults.

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EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED

One-year prior experience working on a nursing unit as a LVN preferred. Must have knowledge and skills in techniques of good nursing care and adequate technical vocabulary. State of California I.V. certification is preferred. Must maintain valid BCLS card. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must possess speed, consistency and accuracy in tasks, meeting precise tolerances and standards. Ability to demonstrate flexibility in work environment, performing a variety of changing tasks. Strong interpersonal skills sufficient to work closely with others on a team. Be able to sustain concentration and prolonged commitment to tasks. Display a high level of cognitive, interpretive or judgement skills. Ability to influence others, plan, negotiate, direct, control or monitor others’ activities. Strong written and verbal communication skills; must be able to express creativity through writing. Must be able to work alone effectively under stress in certain situations.
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EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Graduate from an accredited program for Vocational Nurses and licensed in the State of California.
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PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The position requires pushing, pulling, and lifting materials not exceeding 50 pounds. Any workload exceeding 50 pounds will require assistance. Requires grasping, writing, standing, reaching, sitting, lifting, squatting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity. Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with employees, physicians, visitors and patients. Must have the ability to hear warning horns or sirens. Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near and far visions. Requires manual and finger dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.
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WORKING CONDITIONS

Most work tasks are performed indoors. This position requires one to work varying schedules and in varying units to meet the shifting needs of the hospital. Temperature is moderate and controlled by the hospital’s environmental systems. There may be exposure to communicable diseases. There may be exposure to some potentially toxic substances, such as medication and cleaning agents. Frequent contact with employees, physicians, visitors and patients.

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