Licensed Vocational Nurse I.V. - Outpatient Nursing [MODGILVN-112012rev] - Kaiser Permanente

Essential Functions: The Licensed Vocational Nurse demonstrates proficiency by exhibiting the following skills, competencies, & behaviors: Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies & Procedures, Principles of Responsibility, & applicable state, federal & local laws. Demonstrates a professional, supportive attitude. Utilizes effective communication strategies, including chain of command & issue escalation, which result in intended outcomes. Mentors & orients others in skill & behavioral learning. Demonstrates ability to problem solve w/ other depts in order to assist member problem resolution. Prioritizes & delegates work assignments appropriately to ensure completion of patient care activities. Complies w/ regulatory requirements, policies, procedures, & standards of practice. Reports unusual findings to the physician &/or RN & contributes recommendations for revision to the plan of care. Adheres to medical center standards, which customize care for age-related needs of the population served. Keeps health care team members informed regarding patients' responses to interventions. Monitors patients' progress based on the plan. Assures care meets standards of practice. Collaborates w/ physician &/or RN to assure patient/family education. Charting is legible, dated, & timed. Utilizes computer systems effectively & efficiently. Maintains a safe work environment. Discusses patient findings & progress toward outcomes w/ physicians, RN, & other members of the health care team. Participates in departmental performance improvement activities, i.e., planning, & measuring/monitoring, assessing & improving. Practices customer service standards as defined by the Medical Center & specified dept. Anticipates the customer's needs, takes proactive steps to meet those needs, by listening & taking responsibility w/in scope to ensure issues are resolved. Is an effective team member who is flexible, cooperative, & willing to assist others. Manages difficult or conflict situations constructively & seeks appropriate assistance. Perform other duties as specified in full job description. This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Basic Qualifications: Six months acute care and/or related outpatient experience (within past four years). One year acute care experience (within past four years) if working in a Home Health/Hospice Department. Experience requirements may be waived or modified when an appropriate program or course is available and successfully completed for New Graduate LVNs or for area of specialization. PULMONARY LAB - 1-year recent (within the last 3 years) full-time or part-time equivalent experience in a Pulmonary Lab/procedure area. Current ACLS card may be required. Current PALS card may be required if working with pediatric patients. High School Diploma/GED. Current California Vocational Nurse License and I.V. Certification updated within last 3 years or must have demonstrated I.V. Competencies. BLS certification. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other incumbents of the organization. Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment. Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Job Overview Job LVN / LPN Scheduled Hours (1-40) 40 Shift Day Working Days Mon - Fri Working Hours Start 9:00am Working Hours End 5:30pm Job Type Standard Employee Status Regular Employee Group United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level Job Eligible for Benefits Yes Source:

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