• Licensed Vocational Nurse (San Diego)

    Posted: 01/21/2024

    Full Time: Monday to Friday
    Hours: 8am to 5pm
    Weekends: None 
    On Call: None



    Under direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or provider performs routine patient care, excluding administration of IV medications, as directed by San Ysidro Health policies and procedures in a medical office or clinic setting.


    Essential Functions:

    • Upholds San Ysidro Health’s Policies and Procedures, Core Values and competencies and applicable state, federal and local laws.
    • Performs routine patient care functions as prescribed by licensed health care providers following established clinical protocols and policies and procedures within defined scope of education, training and responsibilities.
    • Performs data collection focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status; also nutrition, pain, patient/family education, family involvement and patient advocacy.
    • Completes chart preparation and management for scheduled patients.
    • Delegates appropriately and coordinates duties/activities of health care team members.
    • Follows SYH process for communicating patient test results and follow-up.
    • Interviews patients, measures vital signs, and other pertinent information as required by specific clinic.
    • Implements patient education techniques such as: health coaching and teach back to support self-management. Identifies patient/family learning needs and acts to meet them.
    • Documents pertinent patient information, nursing procedures and patient responses in EHR, following established SYH guidelines and maintaining patient confidentiality.
    • Prepares treatment rooms and patients for examination.
    • Applies principles of aseptic technique and infection control as directed by the Infection Control policy and procedures.
    • Performs point of care testing, including but not limited to urine tests, pregnancy tests, A1C, and others as directed.
    • Assists the physician with therapeutic and diagnostic patient care functions which may require sterile technique, wound care, urine catheter insertion/removal, wound care, inhalation treatments, removal or application of dressings, EKG, visual testing, and audiometric testing.
    • May hold clamps or retractors, sponge vascular areas, and pass instruments as specifically directed by the physician.
    • Handles clinic use medication inventories and orders and replenishes medical supplies, medications, and materials throughout the day as needed. Maintains clinic inventory logs.
    • Prepares and administers medications, excluding IV medications, as directed by physician order and in accordance to SYH policy and procedure.
    • Participates and responds, when assigned to clinical emergency codes.
    • Autoclave: oversight of process to ensure the cleaning, processing, sterilizing and checking of instruments is in compliance to meet audit and infection control requirements.
    • Immunization coordination: oversight of clinic’s daily routine workflow, excursion reporting process and emergency vaccine management plan.
    • Utilizes effective communication methods and skills, following lines of authority as appropriate.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified by San Ysidro Health.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning.
    • Ensures the clinical area is audit prepared by completing monthly Quality Assurance packet and addressing deficiencies.
    • Participates in unit and department Performance and Quality Improvement activities.
    • Provides assistance with nursing schedule and demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues; demonstrates flexibility when floating to other units upon requests.
    • Other related duties as assigned.

    Customer Service/ Patient-Centered Care

    • Practices customer service standards as defined by SYH and specified clinic.
    • Anticipates the customer's needs, takes proactive steps to meet those needs, by listening and taking responsibility within scope to ensure issues are resolved.
    • Promptly responds to alarms and patient requests.
    • Facilitates the customer's ability to utilize resources.
    • Assures a clean, orderly, and functional work environment.


    Team Commitment

    • Effective team member who is adaptable, cooperative, and willing to assist others.
    • Works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
    • Manages difficult or conflict situations constructively and seeks appropriate assistance.
    • Takes accountability for own actions.
    • Actively participates in departmental professional development activities.
    • Adheres to Attendance Policy.


    Basic Qualifications:


    • Preferred: A (minimum) of 1 year of experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.


    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Graduate of an accredited Licensed Vocational Nursing program.


    • Current license to practice as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in California.
    • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CP
    Apply at: https://us232.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/syhealth/Posting/View/18865 

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