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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

companyTiburcio Vasquez Health Center
locationHayward, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center is a non-profit community health center that is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of our community by providing accessible, high-quality care. We integrate primary care, dental care, WIC support, mental health counseling, community health education, and more.

As a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) at Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, you will be responsible for providing professional standard outpatient nursing services. You will work under the daily supervision of Practice Management and in consultation with the Associate Director of Clinical Services. Your role will involve providing physical and psycho-social support to patients, their friends, and families, and acting as a patient advocate.

This is a full-time position, working 40 hours per week, typically Monday through Friday with periodic Saturday hours.

Compensation: $31.49 - $33.00 depending on experience

Responsibilities:

  • Provide nursing services, including but not limited to medication administration, immunizations, referrals to other providers and community health resources, and health instruction to patients or following examinations.
  • Administer medication and treatment, ensuring documentation reflects care provided.
  • Perform encounter forms and complete electronic health record entries (EPIC) for appropriate nurse-visits, such as health status checks, early urine pregnancy tests, and medication administration.
  • Update patient charts, including reconciliation of medication list.
  • Obtain medical reports from lab resulting agencies and outside healthcare providers, facilitating communication to healthcare providers.
  • Obtain patient history for unscheduled patients and perform assessment data collection and review health history information for patients.
  • Assist healthcare providers with in-clinic examination and procedures as appropriate, in coordination with Medical Assistant (MA) staff.
  • Coordinate with Practice Management to ensure adequate medical supplies for the clinic.
  • Act as a patient advocate, assess the learning needs of patients, and develop and implement patient education as appropriate.
  • Attend general and medical staff meetings and participate in quality improvement projects.
  • Participate in the development of policies and protocols for patient care.
  • Perform all duties and services in full compliance with Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center's Service Excellence Standards.

Requirements

  • Current, valid California Licensed Vocational Nurse license.
  • Valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Card.
  • Minimum one year experience as LVN, preferably in an outpatient clinic setting.

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to take patients' medical histories, understand provider and supervisor instructions, and accurately document patients' medical information.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients and staff while demonstrating a high degree of diplomacy and tact.
  • Working knowledge of Universal Precautions and demonstrated professionalism at all times.
  • Thorough understanding of the importance of confidentiality and non-disclosure according to HIPAA standards.
  • Culturally sensitive and demonstrated ability to work effectively with ethnically diverse populations.
  • Ability to travel to designated clinics as needed.

Benefits

We offer excellent benefits including: 100% paid medical (co-payments, prescriptions, premiums), dental, vision (including dependent and domestic partner coverage), generous paid leave benefits including holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement plan with an Employer match, tuition reimbursement, monthly treats, pet insurance and more.

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