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Licensed Vocational Nurse 2

Company: Optum
Location: Huntington Beach
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

OVERVIEW OF POSITION:

Responsible for working with the surgical team to insure that quality care is given to the patient. Works with team members in providing assistance to the Surgeon by being familiar with the surgical procedure, instruments, supplies and equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate Optum's commitment to superior customer service, including quality, care and concern with each and every internal and external customer.
Assumes the responsibility of a Scrub Nurse.
Functions as the Sterile Assistant to the Surgeon.
Assists in the assessment, planning and implementation of care given to the surgical patient.
Demonstrates ability to use supplies, equipment and instruments appropriately.
Follows strict principles of aseptic technique both in procedures and in processing of equipment and instrumentation.
Demonstrates competence in assisting with surgical procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge of health and safety policies and procedures, regulatory agency requirements, quality improvement process, facility and departmental policies, procedures and protocols.
Demonstrates knowledge of Universal Body Precautions.
Participates in the identification and implementation of improvements in the delivery of quality care.
Responds expediently and courteously to requests for help from patients and staff.
Uses judgment in seeking consultation from circulating Nurse and other unit Nursing staff.
Maintains composure and initiates emergency care as appropriate according to ACLS guidelines.
Works with team members in the selection of supplies, instrumentation and equipment needed for patient care.
Works with team members in the processing of sterile supplies, instruments and equipment and their replacement to proper areas.
Assists Anesthesia staff as requested.
Uses, protects, and discloses HCP patients' protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.
Performs additional duties as assigned.
EDUCATION:

1 to 2 years of post-high school education or a degree from a two-year college.
ORT certification preferred.
EXPERIENCE:

Minimum:

Over 1 year and up to and including 3 years of experience.
Preferred:

Previous operating room experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

Computer literate.
Ability to type 25 wpm.
Basic Life Support for healthcare providers.
Manual dexterity to use/handle equipment and instruments.
Broad knowledge of surgical patient care.
Ability to mathematically calculate for drug therapy.
Strong prioritization skills.
Ability to use cognitive reasoning.

If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained.

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Here you'll find incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work. (SM)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Optum and its affiliated medical practices are Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Optum and its affiliated medical practices is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Keywords: Optum, Huntington Beach , Licensed Vocational Nurse 2, Healthcare , Huntington Beach, California

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