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Kaiser Permanente LVN-HH/Hospice/Pallitive Care in Riverside, California

Provides nursing care to patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse utilizes observational skills to assess nursing intervention and assists medical staff to insure optimal patient care within established policies, procedures and standards.

Essential Functions:

  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.

  • Exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers; shows courtesy, compassion, and respect; conforms to the critical service standards established for the department and the hospital.

  • Provides therapeutic patient care in accordance with the patients established by the physician and a registered nurse within scope of practice.

  • Transcribes physician's orders as directed by policy.

  • Communicates directly with registered nurse to institute changes in plan of care; assists with and contributes to development of nursing care plan (Interdisciplinary Care Plan).

  • Give specified medication orally, hypodermically, intramuscularly and topically.

  • Executes treatments such as urinary catheterizations, bladder irrigations and installations, suctioning procedures, throat irrigations and enemas; utilizing equipment as required; provides nursing care for patients in isolation.

  • Performs related patient care functions such as taking temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure readings; applying and removing dressings, and bathing; may instruct patient in various self-administered treatments or procedures; obtains specimens; assures correct culture collection.

  • Assists physician or other medical staff personnel with examinations and treatments by selecting and passing instruments, providing support and restraint to patient, draping and other assistance as directed or required.

  • Within scope, evaluates patient's condition by observing signs, symptoms, and reactions to therapy, to identify unexpected and/or significant findings, initiates appropriate emergency procedures as necessary and reports unusual conditions to the registered nurse as established by policy and procedure in a timely manner.

  • Identifies learning barriers. Provides non-complicated teaching following the registered nurse's plan for education.

  • Documents patient signs, symptoms, observations and therapeutic treatments to patient's medical record.

  • Ensures proper functioning of patient care equipment by visual inspection, routine testing, and other related methods. Evaluates and reports environmental safety concerns to the RN case manager.

  • Utilizes effective verbal and non-verbal forms of communication.

  • Performs in other areas or units to which assigned as required by nursing administration to provide and maintain the established standards of care and safety.

  • Participates in staff meetings and in-service programs.

  • Assists in ordering and distribution of unit supplies and equipment.

  • Accepts verbal and telephone orders from physician.

  • Administers pulse oximetry, humidification therapy, spirometer, oxygen therapy via mask or nasal cannula, oral, nasal and trach suctioning and sputum induction.

  • Documents care in medical record.

  • Performs other related duties as required. Assists in coordinating the discharge process.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • One (1) year of recent (within the last three (3) years) experience as a LVN in a home health/hospice or acute care setting.

Education

  • N/A.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current LVN License

  • BLS Certification

  • IV Certification

  • CA driver's license

Additional Requirements:

  • Driving/travelling as part of doing visits to patient's home.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prefer home health experience.

  • Prefer live in Coachella Valley.

Notes:

  • Schedule to include rotating weekends, holidays and floating within the established seniority section.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: LVN-HH/Hospice/Pallitive Care

LOCATION: Riverside, California

REQNUMBER: 880902

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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