Under the direction of the Site Supervisor or Site Manager
provides care within the scope of the Vocational Nurse Practice Act
and regulatory standards. Assists in the 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 patient population includes young
adults to geriatric patients with a variety of conditions. 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
the continuous quality improvement process. Demonstrates effective
communication, interpersonal skills, organizational ability,
knowledge of proper body mechanics, safety measures and infection
control, ability to follow instructions, knowledge of section
specific test information and instrumentation may be required.
Demonstrates competent knowledge, based on hospital policies,
procedures and standards, in the following:
Demonstrates an ability to organize and incorporate new
routines, procedures and skills.
Demonstrates skill in the use of equipment and devices pertinent
to treatment, procedures and practices.
Communicates changes in the patient's condition to the
registered nurse and the physician directing the care of the
Follows procedure in the identification of patients prior to
implementing any procedures, interventions, etc
Provides appropriate information for all patient procedures and
ensures patient/significant other understanding prior to start of
Responds to emergency situations in a timeframe appropriate to
the needs of the patient.
Administers medications with the ability to assess the
indication appropriate dosing and effects of the medication
administered for the patient.
Correctly collects, handles, and labels specimens utilizing
Standard Precautions, as well as documenting in the patient
Adheres to Infection Control policies and procedures, follows
Standard Precautions and specific isolation precautions for the
prevention and spread of blood borne pathogens and other
Appropriately implements prescribed interventions to ensure pain
management for the patient.
Recognizes that ethical/legal/medical dilemmas exist in the
nursing practice and confers with the appropriate resource
personnel when making ethical nursing decisions.
Provides education with respect to the proper educational
ability and level for the patient population. Incorporates
available educational material into patient/significant other
teaching and documents understanding in patient record.
Communicates to physician nutritional needs/problems for the
Provides continuity of care through implementation/utilization
of the Plan of Care for the patients
Clinical Care: Ensure that quality patient care is
delivered to all patients and the department is maintained in
accordance with professional and regulatory standards and the
philosophy and goals of Hoag.
Duties include performance of all medical back office functions
including but not limited to:
Collecting and documenting patient histories, vital signs,
current medications, history of current illness, allergies.
Equipment preparation and maintenance.
Appointment scheduling, scheduling of diagnostic testing.
Obtain insurance authorizations as necessary for diagnostic
Provide patients and caregivers with pre-procedure
Assist physician in rendering treatment as necessary
Must be able to assist front office staff in front office
functions when necessary.
Collects data from patient calls and reports patient status to
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education, Training and Experience
Current LVN License from the State of California. BLS
One or more years of experience in an acute care facility
Skills or Other Qualifications
Basic keyboarding skills at 35 WPM.
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook,
Word and Excel.
Excellent communication skills; customer focused; excellent
attention to detail; able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines;
strong interpersonal skills; able to work in a team
Proven ability to interface with all customer levels (physician,
Organization staff, insurance companies, patient and family
Strong trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrates effective communication, interpersonal skills,
organizational ability, knowledge of proper body mechanics, safety
measures and infection control, ability to follow instructions,
knowledge of age of population served, and additional skills and
knowledge of equipment may be required for hire into some patient
Knowledge of registration and order entry systems.
Knowledge of patient scheduling and insurance verification and
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including
Outlook, Word and Excel
License and Certifications
LVN certification, BLS certification