Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) BHU - Per Diem, Variable (Culver City)
Company: Alta Hospitals
Posted on: September 20, 2023
The Licensed Vocational Nurse performs a wide variety of patient
care activities under the direction of registered nursing
personnel. Nursing duties include participating in the planning of
patient care, assisting with examinations, procedures and
treatments, administering medications within scope of practice, and
following medication management per policy. Duties also include
assisting with ADL's, taking of patients' vital signs, and
recording results on patients' charts. Southern California Hospital
at Culver City has been taking care of generations of Culver City
and west LA residents. We are a full-service, acute care hospital
with a 24/7 emergency department and nationally recognized patient
safety. Now at 420 beds, SCH-CC is a general acute care hospital
that utilizes many of the latest medical treatments and
technologies. The hospital offers a wide range of inpatient and
outpatient acute care services, including an orthopedic center,
cardiovascular services, acute rehabilitation, sub-acute care,
psychiatric care and chemical dependency programs. Additionally,
SCH-CC operates a 24-hour emergency services center, which serves
as a paramedic receiving station and is staffed by board-certified
emergency physicians and nurse specialists. Union Pay Info:
- Administers patient medications, including basic IV management,
within scope of practice, and participates in treatments and
procedures in a safe, effective and age appropriate manner.
Recognizes changes in patient conditions, taking appropriate action
and documenting intervention. Uses knowledge of aseptic techniques
in performance of treatments, such as sterile dressing, irrigation,
and cauterizations. Effectively collaborates with the health care
team to intervene, and advocate for the safety of the patient, as
- Assists patient with hygiene, elimination, routine skin care,
comfort measures and other Activities of Daily Living (ADL), in
consideration of patient age, gender, culture and stated
preferences, maintaining patient privacy and respect at all times.
Maintains a clean & safe environment. Ensures Infection Control
procedures and HIPAA compliance.
- Performs assigned nursing duties for the safety, comfort and
well-being of patients. Accurately measures and records vital
signs. Assists with patient care activities including specimen
collection, turning and positioning, and patient transportation.
Documents all activities as required.
- Empathizes with patient, expresses compassion and understanding
for the situation and demonstrates care which is appropriate for
the age, and cultural, religious, or ethnic background. Actively
engages in caring behaviors, taking conscious ownership for work
and takes deliberate/thoughtful actions regarding how to best carry
out relationships with the patient, patients' support system and
healthcare team. Demonstrates appropriate use of independent
judgement and decision making.
- Participates in planning, implementing and evaluating patient
care, under the direct supervision of an RN/Physician. Participates
in the development of long and short term goals consistent with
treatment plans, standards of practice, and the plan of care.
Consistently ensures nursing practice is within scope of licensure
and compliant with hospital wide standards of nursing care.Minimum
Education: Graduate of an Accredited School of Vocational Nursing
or its equivalent required. Minimum Experience: Ability to read,
write and communicate effectively in English. Ability to work
variable shifts including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
Ability to maintain flexibility and composure in a constantly
changing environment. One (1) year of previous experience in a
related setting preferred. Bilingual skills to communicate
effectively with patients and families preferred.Req.
Certification/Licensure: Active, current, and unencumbered
Licensure as a Vocational Nurse in the State of California
required. AHA Basic Life Support and IV Certification required.
Hospital Fire and Life Safety Card (Los Angeles City Employees
only) required. AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (Foothill Only)
preferred. AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support preferred.
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