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Licensed Vocational Nurse - LVN - El Cajon

El Cajon, CA 92019

Country Hills Post Acute

Posted 5 weeks ago
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Job Description

Country Hills Health Care Center is immediately hiring Licensed Vocational Nurses - LVN. The primary purpose of a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is to provide direct nursing care to the residents and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants.

Essential Duties (Summarized; A complete job description will be provided upon hire):

  • Direct the day-to-day functions of the nursing assistants in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility
  • Ensure that all nursing personnel assigned to you comply with the written policies and procedures established by this facility
  • Meet with your assigned nursing staff, as well as support personnel, in planning the shifts' services, programs, and activities
  • Complete and file required recordkeeping forms/charts upon the resident's admission, transfer, and/or discharge
  • Encourage attending physicians to review treatment plans, record and sign their orders, progress notes, etc., in accordance with established policies
  • Receive telephone orders from physicians and record on the Physicians' Order Form
  • Transcribe physician's orders to resident charts, cardex, medication cards, treatment/care plans, as required
  • Chart nurses' notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided to the resident, as well as the resident's response to the care
  • Properly Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician
  • Ensure that an adequate supply of floor stock medications, supplies, and equipment is on hand to meet the nursing needs of the residents
  • Report needs to the Nurse Supervisor
  • Order prescribed medications, supplies, and equipment as necessary, and in accordance with established policies
  • Participate in employee performance evaluations, determining your shift's staffing requirements, and making recommendations to the Nurse Supervisor concerning employee dismissals, transfers, etc
  • Assist in training department personnel in identifying tasks that involve potential exposure to blood/body fluids
  • Attend and participate in continuing education programs designed to keep you abreast of changes in your profession, as well as to maintain your license on a current status
  • Safety and Sanitation
  • Monitor your assigned personnel to ensure that they are following established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies
  • Ensure that established departmental policies and procedures, including dress codes, are followed by your assigned nursing personnel
  • Assist the Director and/or Infection Control Coordinator in identifying, evaluating, and classifying routine and job-related functions to ensure that tasks in which there is potential exposure to blood/body fluids are properly identified and recorded
  • Ensure that an adequate stock level of medications, medical supplies, equipment, etc., is maintained on your unit/shift at all times to meet the needs of the residents
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the procedures for the safe operation of all nursing service equipment
  • Ensure that your assigned certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are aware of the resident care plans
  • Assist the Resident Assessment/Care Plan Coordinator in planning, scheduling, and revising the MDS, including the implementation of RAPs and Triggers
  • Budget and Planning Functions
  • Report suspected or known incidence of fraud relative to false billings, cost reports, kickbacks, etc