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Providence Health & Services Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - Clinics in Santa Monica, California


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Providence is calling a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - Clinics (Full-Time/Day Shift) to Providence Saint Johns Medical Foundation in Santa Monica, CA.

We are seeking a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - Clinics who will implement delegated patient care functions under the direction of the Physician, Medical Foundation Practice Manager, Health Clinic Operations Manager, and the Director of Practice Management. This individual performs these functions according to established health clinic standards of care, standards of practice and within the Vocational Nurse Practice Act. Responds appropriately to patients and families with knowledge of age-specific needs based on scope of service of unit/department where assigned.

In this position you will:

  • Actively create an environment for safe delivery of patient care and functions with a constant awareness of safety issues identified within the institution

  • Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Administer medications within scope of license

  • Start and add IV fluids in accordance with hospital/health clinic policies and procedures and Vocational Nurse Practice Act

  • Discontinue peripheral IV’s and PRN adapters

  • Assist with patient admission/transfer, to include room set-up, orientation of patient to environment, personal effects labeling and storing

  • Provide patient/family education related to self-care and supporting the Plan of Care

  • Provide direct patient care in a safe and caring manner, as delegated by the Physician:

  • Perform data collection through physical observation to include auscultation, palpation and percussion and basic mental status assessment to include observation of general behavior, appearance and attitude, collection of data relative to sensorium or orientation to time, person and place, and assessment of recall ability

  • Place, change and remove complex and simple dressings

  • Insert/remove foley catheters

  • Observe and supervise patients with incentive spirometry

  • Apply low flow O2 therapy and simple mask

  • Take and record vital signs, weight, etc., as assigned

  • Perform/record point of care tests

  • Collect, accurately label, record phlebotomy specimens according to established protocols

  • Empty and accurately records fluid collection devices

  • Perform EKG’s

  • Perform tray/supply set-up for a bedside procedure

  • Perform monitoring activities, reports, documents (i.e. dynamap, pulse ox, fetal and telemetry)

  • Assist in IV set-up (gathering supplies, pump, etc.)

  • Assist with orthopedic equipment/applications as directed

  • Perform transportation of patients, lifting support as assigned

  • Assist in providing education services for staff

  • Documentation/Information Management:

  • Maintain confidentiality of all patient related information

  • Demonstrate competency/working knowledge of Hospital Information System

  • Perform documentation on unit records and in patient’s record, which is timely, accurate, and concise

  • Utilize and documents on patient data base and other computer based communication and patient monitoring systems (e.g. EKG, Pulse Oximeter, hemodynamic monitoring)

  • Communicate patient information/changes to physician or mid-level when appropriate

  • Take verbal/telephone orders from physician according to procedure

  • Enter and verifies MD orders accurately

  • Obtain results on diagnostic data in a timely manner and communicates and files appropriately

  • Enter requisitions in a timely manner

  • Professional Growth/Development:

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own professional growth and practice

  • Participate in in-services and committees as requested

  • Maintain own Education Record on unit

  • Maintain certification and competency in BLS through AHA

  • Performance Improvement/Quality and Safety:

  • Actively participate in performance improvement activities and works to correct deficiencies identified

  • Actively support the facility with regards to continuous compliance with all regulatory and performance improvement standards including, but not limited to the Joint Commission, Department of Health Services, CMS Core Measures, etc.

  • Commit to and actively participates in ongoing compliance

  • Provide the best care and service to every person, every time (PHS Quality Vision)

  • Provide care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient/family centered (PHS Quality definition)

  • Stewardship:

  • Consistently practices financial responsibility and prudence (Core Value)

  • Use equipment and supplies in a prudent and effective manner

  • Comply with budget and staffing standards.

  • Support emergency staffing needs

  • Other Duties as Assigned:

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own professional practice in regard to:

  • Attendance, punctuality and patient confidentiality.Positive public relation image and working relationships

  • Obtaining necessary knowledge and skill needed to maintain competence and certifications

  • Completing all mandatory requirements, including annual safety programs, CPR, infection control and annual physical

  • Comply with hospital, department and unit standards, including but not limited to safety, infection control, quality management, environmental, confidentiality, and patient care

  • Participate in the development and attainment of team, department and hospital goals including:

  • Attending and participating in division meetings

  • Volunteering or accepting assignments for projects.

  • Mission, vision and team ground rules


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Completion of program for Licensed Vocational Nurse and current licensure in good standing in California

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA)

  • Able to perform all physical requirements pertaining to delegated tasks

  • Able to accurately and efficiently complete assigned tasks

  • Able to organize and prioritize work to complete assignments in a timely manner

  • Able to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative (service-oriented) working relationship with patients, families and co-workers

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Recent, hospital or clinic direct patient care experience on an acute, sub-acute, ambulatory, or skilled nursing facility

  • Three (3) years medical office experience

  • Bilingual: Spanish speaking, Armenian, Russian speaking, etc.

About the foundation you will serve.

Providence Saint John’s Medical Foundation is an integrated, not-for-profit network of medical clinics and affiliated services, servicing the greater Santa Monica and Los Angeles area. The Foundation is expected to continue to grow in the next several years, bringing with it facilities, staff and physician growth to support that objective.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: LPN/LVN

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 316040