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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

  • Santa Teresita
  • 08/12/19
  • Duarte, CA
  • 91010
  • Inquire / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Mission Statement:
Our mission is to be "At the Service of the Family for Life". It is the guiding principle of our organization and includes our values of unwavering commitment and steadfast adherence to the moral and ethical teachings of the Catholic Church.
Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:
Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.
Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.
Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.
Purpose of Your Job Position:
Under the direct or indirect supervision of a Registered Nurse responsible for providing professional skilled nursing services according to established Policies and Procedures. Responsible for ensuring continuity of care by providing direct care and supervising CNAs, as well as coordinating care with other support personnel
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
Current licensure from the California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners
Current CPR Certificate and Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate
Current in IV Therapy Certificate within three (3) months of hire
Able to read, write and speak English fluently in a manner that can be clearly understood by others
Complete 30 hours of continuing education every two years (minimum of 10 units in any given year)
Job Functions:
Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position, or in keeping with the individuals skills and qualifications.
Duties and Responsibilities
Monitor / provide total resident care
Participate in the development of an individualized interdisciplinary plan of care for each resident in assigned group on a monthly basis
Implement plan of care for the resident based on assessments, written care plan and goals established by the Inter-disciplinary Care Team
Assess the residents condition and nursing needs and implement appropriate action throughout entire shift
Monitor resident outcomes, take action according to licensed scope of practice and report findings to RN as required by policy, regulation or when outcome requires intervention beyond licensed scope of practice
Document resident status in medical record including progress notes, communication logs and care plans in a clear and pertinent manner within the shift in which status changes are noted
Notify MD of changes in residents condition and completely carry out physician orders accurately and in compliance with time frame indicated on orders, care plan or dictated by resident needs
Give thorough report at change of shift by performing walking rounds and documenting on calendars and communication logs
Perform resident admissions and discharges according to Santa Teresita procedures
Perform technical and manual procedures including the administration of medication and clinical treatments according to physician orders and established standards set by Santa Teresita policy and quality practices within LVN scope of practice
Participate in Performance Improvement program as requested
Participate in orientation of new personnel and assist in performance evaluations when requested
Instruct and supervise CNAs in order to accomplish the plan of care which has been developed for each resident
Respond to emergency situations according to policy and procedure
Serve residents in a manner conducive to their safety, dignity and comfort
o Develop appropriate relationships with residents and families in which there is an exchange of mutual esteem and caring within professional boundaries
o Educate residents and their support group and include them in both development and implementation of plan of care
Contribute through positive attitude, vigilance in work habits and ready cooperation to the overall environment in which residents and families experience their well-being as the center of all nursing efforts
Follow proper body mechanics and preventive safety measures at all times
Follow proper infection control techniques to prevent cross contamination of resident care areas

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