LVN - HHH HOME HEALTH
Employment Type: Full-Time
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of a registered nurse, provides care within the scope of the Vocational Nurse Practice Act and regulatory standards. Assists in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. Participates in maintaining a safe patient care environment. Assist with the care and maintenance of department equipment. Complete and accurate charting of patient records. Complete and accurate record keeping of equipment and quality measures. Assist team in direct and indirect patient care as assigned by department. The LVN must collaborate with other disciplines of the health care team to ensure the delivery of care across the continuum, providing timely, safe and quality care. Responsible for providing a safe, HIPAA compliant environment for the patient and the staff. Demonstrates competence and sensitivity in caring for multicultural patients/families by adapting the plan of care based on cultural needs identified. Demonstrates an ability to work in a multicultural team environment and is respectful of the cultural diversity of the workforce and the patients served. Participates in continuous quality improvement process.
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies
Diversity – Demonstrates ability to work with a diverse group of people in a manner that enables them to reach their full potential, in pursuit of organizational objectives.
Technology & Equipment Skills – Maintains knowledge of technology, tools, equipment and other devices in work area. Demonstrates competence in technology skills required for the role, as well as ability to learn and master new skills. For clinical position this includes equipment and devices pertinent to treatment, procedures and practice.
Infection Control - Follows all policies and procedures in place within the department and organization to minimize the risk of spreading infections.
Interpersonal Skills - Listens to and understands what others are saying. Establishes effective working relationships with others, contributing to a climate of mutual respect and cooperation. Uses language to the situation. Demonstrates sensitivity and tact, understanding own effect on the motivation, attitudes and actions of others. Makes favorable first impressions.
Job Knowledge – Demonstrates full knowledge and understanding of concepts and procedures needed to be successful in the role, including knowledge of applicable department, organization and external rules and regulations impacting day to day processes. For clinical positions, this includes clinical procedures required by department and unit, as demonstrated by unit-based competency testing.
Oral/Written Communication - Ability to speak and write effectively, demonstrates fundamental command of language, communicates well using all mediums.
Patient Documentation – Prepares and delivers patient information in a manner that is consistent with the requirements of the role. Includes what happens during a clinical visit with patients, why a procedure or service is being performed and/or why a particular device is being used.
Patient Safety – Embraces the principle of keeping patients safe by following safety policies and procedures, treating people with respect, and speaking up in Patient Safety related situations.
Travel – Position may require local travel between various Organization locations
Organization Behavioral Competencies
Trust & Accountability
Demonstrates honest and ethical behavior. Takes responsibility for both words and actions. Acts with integrity. Maintains patient confidentiality.
Uses resources, equipment and finances appropriately. Demonstrates the functional and technical skills to do the job effectively. Willing and actively shares his/her knowledge with others. Accepts changes and adapts to new situations and responsibilities.
Delivers superior customer service consistent with the Hoag Experience. Displays a professional image. Demonstrates tact, diplomacy and understanding when dealing with difficult situations. Listens and asks questions to understand patient and customer needs. Builds relationships with internal customers and employees. Admits mistakes and takes service recovery to steps to ensure any issues or problems are quickly addressed. Ensures that all information and services provided are safe, accurate, and available in a timely manner and meet regulatory requirements.
Brings forth creative ideas (one’s own or others) to address patient, physician, customer, and community needs. Looks for creative or new ways to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. Adopts new processes, techniques and methods. Stays current with technologies and advances in his/her area, department and/or field.
Education and Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent
Graduate of Licensed vocational nurse training program
One or more years of experience in a healthcare care facility
Basic keyboarding skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word and Excel
Basic knowledge of medical terminology
Home Health: At least one (1) year of experience in the area of public health or home care nursing. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements and is in good working order.
Hospice: Community health/hospice or medical/surgical experience is preferred. Understands philosophy of hospice concept. Also understands needs of the terminally ill. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements and is in good working order.
Current LVN License to practice in the State of California
Current BLS Certification