Licensed Vocational Nurse Full Time

Riverside, CA, USA Req #1530
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Borrego Health provides high quality, comprehensive, compassionate primary health care to the people in our communities, regardless of their ability to pay. We serve these communities and adjoining regions with respect, dignity and cultural sensitivity as a medical home and safety net for essential health care and social services. Borrego Health is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a Federal Tort Claims Act Deemed (FTCA) facility.

Borrego Health is now the second largest health center in the country and the largest health center in the State of California! Join our team and make a difference today!  

LOCATION: Eastside Health Center


SUMMARY:


Works under the direction and supervision of the RN in charge. Provides assistance to the physician, mid-level provider, head nurse and patient. The LVN is a member of the health care team responsible for performing assigned nursing care activities. Interprets and supports the mission of Borrego Health.
 

ESSENTIALS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

Clinical Functions:


1. LVNs are responsible for knowing the scope of practice.

2. Prepares Charts

3. Obtains consents

4. Assists in controlling patient flow

5. Prepares patients for examinations or procedures including positioning, draping, shaving and disinfecting treatment sites

6. Prepares and replenishes supplies in the treatment room and exam rooms; maintain exam rooms in an orderly and constant state of readiness for incoming patients

7. Receives patients, take and record chief complaint and prepare patient for examination; record blood pressure, pulse, respirations, pulse oxymetry, height and weight

8. Collects specimens, takes EKGs collect blood samples as requested by clinic personnel; assists the physician with examination, treatments, minor surgery, dressing changes and splinting

9. Explains to the patient the procedures followed in an examination, a diagnostic test or treatment at the request of clinic personnel

10. Assists the provider in the collection of specimens such as pap smears and throat cultures

11. Assists with exams, invasive procedures and minor surgeries that are carried out by providers

12. Cleans and sterilizes supplies, rooms and equipment

13. Disposes of contaminated, disposable and outdated items

14. Has knowledge of the operation of all equipments in clinical area, and correct use

15. Reports to head nurse when equipment needs maintenance

16. Reports to head nurse when materials needed in clinical area need to be ordered.

17. Arrange dated supplies in order of expiration

18. Places blue dot when new medication or supply is opened

19. Operates under the standing orders of the physician

20. Administers medications, premixed allergens, and performing skin test, patch testing

21. Keeps up to date all quality assurance logs (Oxygen pressure, glucometer, refrigerator temperature, medication inventory, sample medication inventory, immunizations inventory)

22. Has knowledge and practices of department policies and protocols, to ensure uniform delivery of services and promotes quality assurance

23. Reviews patient record and forms for completion and accuracy

24. Answers the telephone and give accurate information

25. Provides patient counseling and education

26. Supplies exam rooms with educational materials

27. Case Manages patients

28. Attends all staff meetings

29. Demonstrates willingness to assist co-workers whenever needed. Maintain good working relationship with all clinic personnel

30. Observes BCHF politics and procedures

31. This does not limit clinical activities. LVNs will work according to Job description and scope of practice, if more training is needed the head nurse will provide it.

32. Responsible for continuing education, has current license and CPR card

33. Other duties as assigned
 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Qualifications:


1. Licensed as Vocational Nurse in the State of California

2. Five years of experience in nursing


Special Conditions of Employment:


1. Licensed as Vocational Nurse in the State of California

2. Clean driving record and insurance as required by the state

3. All staff that is presently working within a clinic is required to have a Current and Valid CPR and First Aide certification on file with the Human Resources Department. This is for clinical and administrative staff. This new license requirement is mandatory for continued employment, CPR and First Aide certification must be obtained though the American Heart Association. Internet certificates do not comply and for this reason are not valid.



Additional Information

You may also mail or fax your application and resume to the following address and telephone number:

Borrego Health
PO Box 2369
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Fax: 858-634-6903
 
Borrego Community Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from all individuals regardless of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability or any other protected class, political affiliation or belief.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Riverside, CA, USA