O'Connor Hospital LVN in San Jose, California

LVN

Department

Wound Care Clinic

Schedule

Per Diem

Shift

Varied Shift

Hours

0.1; Varied hrs/pp; Varied shift

Req Number

7450

Contact Information

Contact: Theresa Nguyen

Email: TheresaNguyen@verity.org

Job Details

Previous experience required

Verity Health System offers a dynamic environment for individuals dedicated to careers in healthcare -- whether you seek a clinical or administrative role. Created in December 2015, the new Verity Health System team is working to revitalize our facilities to create a more welcoming, healing environment for our patients. We are investing in new technology to advance our delivery of safe, quality patient care. If you welcome the challenge of re-inventing healthcare for the patients we serve at our Verity Health hospitals and through our Verity Medical Foundation, this could be the opportunity for you. With more than 8,000 employees and physicians, Verity Health is a non-profit, non-religious health care system with 1,650 inpatient beds, six active emergency rooms and host of medical specialties including: orthopedics, transplant surgery, cardiology, maternal/child health and wound care, among other specialties. We are committed to the Verity Values of Caring, Respect, Integrity, Passion and Stewardship and the goal of serving our communities for generations to come. GENERAL PURPOSE: Under the direction of the registered nurse the LVN will function within the scope of the LVN Practice Act. This includes observation, planning, collecting, intervening, evaluating and recording pertinent patient data. The LVN will provide nursing care in accordance with departmental and hospital standards of care, and serve as a resource to non-licensed associates while modeling nursing professionalism through leadership, communication, education and participation. MAJOR JOB OBJECTIVES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide nursing care to patients utilizing unit specific skills to implement a safe plan of care as determined by the physician and the patient's needs under the supervision of a RN. Assist RN in evaluating patients utilizing physical assessment skills, patient history and information from family members or caregivers. Plan care based on problems/diagnosis established by the RN and in coordination with the RN. Update the Interdisciplinary Plan of Care addressing actual and potential patient problems under the supervision of a RN. Identify patient problems and communicate them to RN. Recognize indications of impending emergencies such as deterioration of patient condition and initiate appropriate action. Execute intervention in accordance with care plan/treatment plan within scope of practice. Identify patient/Family educational needs and participate in development of teaching plan. Maintain current and accurate documentation of nursing care. Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the differences in care requirements for Adults and Geriatric patients, including, but not limited to: growth and development, medications, safety, special physical and psychosocial needs. Utilize effective communication techniques with patients, families, physicians and associates to promote quality patient care. Assign tasks and set appropriate expectations for unlicensed associates to ensure quality patient is delivered. Take initiative to assist other staff in completion of their assignments as needed. Demonstrate collaborative practice with team members utilizing conflict resolution and chain of command as necessary. Conduct all work activities with respect for rights and wishes of patients, families, physicians and coworkers. Maintain confidentiality of all patient and hospital information at all times as defined by HIPPA. Display a positive attitude within the department and across departmental lines to contribute to overall customer satisfaction. Attend scheduled staff meetings. Participate in departmental and hospital-wide performance improvement. Accountable for meeting JCAHO and Title XXII requirements, and other regulatory agencies as applicable. Comply with all established hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Present neat appearance in proper attire, with proper hospital identification as required by hospital policy. Maintain acceptable attendance record with minimal absences and tardiness. Adhere to procedures for patient charges and prudent use of material resources. Complete assigned work in a timely manner. Complete annual departmental and hospital competencies. Maintain hospital licensure and certifications as required by hospital policy. Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his or her responsibilities related to general safety, department/services safety, and specific job related hazards Follows the hospital exposure control plans/blood borne and airborne pathogens. Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees to ensure a professional , responsible, and courteous environment. Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department/unit team inter-and interdepartmentally to facilitate the department's/unit's ability to meet its goals and objectives. Demonstrates the behaviors and actions that support Verity Values. When requested, provides guidance to any other personnel REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Certification: Successful completion of License Vocation Nurse training Current BLS certification through American Heart Association IV certification Work Experience: One year experience in acute care nursing Knowledge / Skills / Abilities: Able to act as total care nurse and/or participate in tem nursing