Licensed Vocational Nurse Iii

County of Riverside
30 pmNight shift per week $61,403 - $90,002 Per year CA Pharmacy Dept, 9990 County Farm Rd, Riverside, CA 92503, United States Apply before 5/14/2024 11:59
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Overview

ABOUT THE POSITION

Licensed Vocational Nurse III - Correctional Facilities

The Riverside University Health System - Correctional Healthcare Services Department has immediate openings for Licensed Vocational Nurses to join our team. 


This posting will be used to fill openings at our Adult and Juvenile Facilities located throughout Riverside County (Banning, Indio, Murrieta/Temecula and Riverside).


The position requires to have one or more years of experience working as an LVN in the care of patients in acute care, clinic assignments or a correctional health facility and must be certified in blood withdrawal.


Duties will include: blood withdrawals, diabetic checks, wound care, medication administration, PPD reads, Covid testing and vaccinations and other treatments scheduled; As well as other duties assigned throughout the day.

Locations available:
Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility - Banning
Cois M. Byrd Detention Center - Murrieta/Temecula
Robert Presley Detention Center - Riverside

Work Schedule: 
4/12 schedule (three, twelve-hour shifts per work week and four, twelve-hour shifts every other week)
Day shift hours: 6:00 am to 6:30 pm
Night shift hours: 6:00 pm to 6:30 am

Meet the Team!
To find out more about Riverside University Health System, please visit:
 


EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES


• Provide nursing care to patients within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act for vocational nursing; prepare patients for physicians, registered nurses, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, and care for patients during treatment; administer medications using subcutaneous, intramuscularly, intradermal, subdermal, and/or oral methods.

• Take temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure of patients as necessary; apply and change dressings and cares for wounds; may collect specimens for laboratory analysis; assist physicians, registered nurses, and mid-level providers in performing examinations, respiratory care and other treatments including minor surgical procedures, PAP smears and colposcopies.

• Perform venipuncture, injections of medications including biological immunizations for pediatrics and adults, including the provision of Tuberculin skin tests, Coccidioidin skin tests, and Histoplasmin skin tests in the course of a tuberculosis control program.

• Perform documentation as required within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act for vocational nursing, and established rules of charting; chart treatments and medications and maintain pertinent medical records; collect data from patients to ensure scheduling with appropriate services; maintain clinical records, reports and charge tickets; review charts to determine type of treatment the patient may require and assure proper clinic scheduling and continuity of care.

• Counsel, advise and educate patients regarding proper healthcare methods; set clinic or medical appointments per established policies and procedures; refer patients for specialty care to outside agencies utilizing knowledge of payor source to ensure appropriate referrals to outside agencies and programs.

• Assist physicians, registered nurses, and mid-level providers in the administration of special treatments, examinations, and intravenous therapy; chart treatments and medications and maintain pertinent medical records according to established practice by the Nurse Practice Act for vocational nursing, policies, and procedures.

• Assist physicians, registered nurses, and mid-level providers in the administration of medical records; assist in the data collection, preparation, and implementation of patient care plans; participate in patient education and rehabilitation programs and document data appropriately.

• Observe patients' condition and behavior, and report significant changes to the supervisor.

• May perform emergency care nursing, and/or act under supervision and direction of a physician, registered nurse, or mid-level provider as a nursing leader over health services assistants, certified medical assistants, office assistants/medical unit clerks, and other LVNs, as assigned.

• Participate in or provides leadership to various committee meetings and presents and/or gather data and information to assist management in making administrative and operational decisions; participate or provide leadership in committee activities related to performance improvement issues by auditing patient records.

• May serve as a preceptor and on-going mentor to nursing staff; act as a resource to other staff and administration, actively supporting the nurse manager and supervisory staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:
One or more years of experience working as an LVN in the care of patients in an acute care or ambulatory or correctional healthcare facility.

Knowledge of: Current principles, techniques and procedures used in vocational nursing within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act for vocational nursing; medical terminology, acute care procedures and equipment; medication administration and any policies and procedures of the setting assigned.

Ability to: Skillfully perform the full range of vocational nursing duties and responsibilities per the Nurse Practice Act for vocational nursing; learn and follow policies and procedures for the setting assigned; establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, mid-level providers, registered nurses, patients, and co-workers; complete and maintain reports and patient records; make observations of situations accurately and report them so effective action can be taken according to rules of documentation and policies and procedures.

Other Requirements:
License: Possession of a valid California Vocational Nurse License issued by the California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners.

Certificate: Possession of a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification issued by the American Heart Association for professional healthcare providers.

A valid California Driver's License is required for some positions in this class. 

Must maintain a Sheriff's Security Clearance for access to all the correctional facilities.

GENERAL APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Please read and follow any special application instructions on this posting. Click the 'Apply' link located on this page to submit your application. For instructions on the application process, examinations, Veteran's preference, pre-employment accommodation or other employment questions, please refer to our web site, . A pre-employment physical examination and background check may be required.

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