LVNs are active members of the interdisciplinary team. They comply with Department of Nursing/Unit specific and Medical center policies, procedures standards and protocols regarding direct care of patients, including medication administration, patient care planning, monitoring and documenting patient condition and response to treatment. LVNs work under the supervision of an RN. Employee establishes work priorities and completes assignments in a timely manner with little to no supervision. Although assigned to Ukiah, CA this employee is routinely assigned and required to drive to clinics in Clear Lake or, Santa Rosa CA to complete daily duties. Duties consist of, but are not limited to: Provides a wide range of personal care to patients in keeping with Department of Nursing Standards and with attention to preserving personal dignity, autonomy, religious preferences, cultural values and age appropriate needs. Contributes to/modifies the patient care plan. Organizes/prioritizes routine and non routine nursing care activities. Administers medications according to the "5 Rights". Performs a wide range of wound care including irrigation, dressing changes, and care of various drains. Appropriately uses protective and restraining devices as ordered. Implements post-operative/procedural exercises. Monitors/reports selected aspects of intravenous therapy/parenteral nutrition. 1. flow rate 2. site appearance 3. system integrity. Initiates patient/family interactions daily which provide emotional and psychological support. Administers all appropriate respiratory therapies (For example: oxygen saturation, incentive spirometry, aerosolized medications, inhalers, chest percussion/vibration, postural drainage, oxygen via nasal prongs or mask, others as assigned.) Demonstrates skills in intervening and following the protocol for managing potentially violent and/or suicidal patients. Demonstrates knowledge of and correct usage of medical and psychiatric terminology/diagnoses. Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to explain legal holds to patients. Uses work space, materials and equipment, implements emergency procedures and reports patient/staff injuries and equipment and environmental hazards using appropriate procedures and in a timely manner. Physical Requirements: This position requires possible long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. May be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials, may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (7 to 8 hours); Pushing (7 to 8 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (7 to 8 hours); Standing/Kneeling (1 hour); Repeated bending (7 to 8 hours); both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); emotional/ mental stability. Work Schedule: Full Time with Days and Hours varying based on needs of the unit. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment incentives are not offered for this vacancy
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