Under the direction of a Registered Nurse and within regulatory practice, the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) provides direct nursing care to PACE participants by performing prescribed medical treatments, providing nursing observations, and assisting the registered nurse (RN) in educating participants and their families on care techniques and other health measures. The LVN works closely with the PACE Pharmacist to manage day-to-day medication administration and deliveries.
Collect Participant Information: Utilizes nursing skills to collect information on participant health status in the clinic and day health center setting, including, but not limited to, vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse, weight, height, and respirations), allergies, medications, pain scale, patient's complaints/symptoms and immunologic status.
Administer Prescribed Treatments and Medications: Carries out medical provider's orders by performing requested tests such as, but not limited to: Glucometer test, Urine Dip Test, TB test & Readings, Audio Testing, Minor Surgeries-set up and assist, pelvic exam set up and assist, phlebotomy draw, EKGs, ear lavage, and injections. Under the delegation of the RN, carries out medical provider's order by performing wound care treatments. Oversees administration of medications at the PACE Center and ensures timely ordering and delivery of medication supply for participants. Works as a liaison with the pharmacy.
Oversee Supplies & Inventory: Manages the ordering and stocking of clinic medical supplies. Works with medical supply vendors to ensure smooth clinic operations.
Document: Documents pertinent participant information, procedures, medications and injections administered, as well as patient responses, and report findings to the medical provider and/or registered nurse.
Work effectively in a team environment.
Communicate effectively and openly with other team members on participant's status and needs.
Only act within the scope of his/her authority to practice.
Meet a standardized set of competencies for the specific position description established by CalOptima PACE and approved by regulatory agencies before working independently.
Be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have all immunizations up-to-date before engaging in direct participant contact.
Handles participant health information at a minimum necessary to document, maintain patient privacy/confidentially, and carry out responsibilities of the position.
Assist in care and handling of supplies, equipment and instruments, ensures economic and efficient function.
Care for geriatric participants in a compassionate and patient manner.
Function as a participant advocate ensuring participant concerns are resolved or addressed expeditiously.
Perform other duties as assigned without compromise to participant care.
Utilize and access computer and appropriate software (e.g. Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and job specific applications/systems such as electronic health record system.
Required Experience Experience & Education:
Graduate of an accredited vocational school.
Current LVN license in the State of California.
3 years of nursing experience preferred.
1-year experience working with the frail or elderly population. Relevant experience must be within the last 3 years.
Bilingual in English and in one of CalOptima's defined threshold language is preferred.
Clinical treatment of geriatric patients and their acute and chronic conditions.
Job Location Orange, California, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular