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Licensed Vocational Nurse - LVN

Send to my Email Email a friend Job ID 76100 Date posted 09/29/2016
Requisition ID: 76100
  • Facility: Sharp HospiceCare
  • City: La Mesa
  • Department: Hospice Admin
  • Category: LVN Jobs
  • Job Status: Full-Time
  • Shift: Variable
  • FTE: 1.0
  • Shift Start: Variable
  • Shift End Time: Variable
Location
This position is located in La Mesa, San Diego County.
 
Hours
8 hour shifts, working weekends as needed
 
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Current unencumbered California Licensed Vocational Nurse licensure
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers
  • 2-3 year minimum Acute Care LVN experience
  • Hospice experience
  • Strong computer skills and efficient use of EMR
  • Strong communication, team work, problem solving and critical thinking 
  • Efficient time management skills, flexibility
 
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • Hospice experience
  • CHPN
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

Summary
The Licensed Vocational Nurse - LVN will work in the call center as part of a team led by the supervisor.
The patient call center is staffed by LVN’s in eight hour shifts seven days a week. Patient calls are transferred from
the operators to the LVN. The LVN handles each call within their scope of practice providing patient counsel. If the
patient need exceeds LVN scope the call is passed along to the shift RN for triaging. Patient calls received are related to
symptom management, changes in status, visit requests and other miscellaneous needs. Patient visit needs are determined and made
by the shift RN. Additional job duties will be assigned in support of clinical team. This position offers the opportunity to be cross trained in additional areas, which may include field visits and continuous care.
Sharp Hospice Care is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and compassionate support to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses, along with their families and friends. Services range from relief of physical discomfort to emotional and spiritual support. Sharp Hospice Care also provides “pre-hospice” home based palliative care consultation for patients with advanced illness such as heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and dementia. Sharp Hospice Care is part of Sharp Grossmont Hospital, nationally recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for patient care and nursing practices.
Sharp Hospice Care provides in-home services and also provides the region’s first freestanding hospice homes, LakeView Home in La Mesa, ParkView Home in Del Cerro and BonitaView Home in Bonita which offer end-of-life patients an alternative to nursing home placement. The homes – staffed 24 hours a day by licensed nurses – provide a comfortable and supportive environment for up to four patients at one time in each home.
Essential Physical Requirements may include:
  • Sitting
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Twisting (trunk)
  • Twisting (neck)
  • Bending (waist)
  • Flexing/Extending (neck)
  • Gripping/Grasping
  • Fine Manipulation / Pinching
  • Reaching below shoulder level
  • Reaching above shoulder level
  • Kneeling
  • Squatting
  • Bed mobilization (scooting / rolling)
  • Lateral transfers (bed to gurney)
  • Bed to chair/wheelchair/commode transfer
  • Car transfers
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Push/Pull over 100 pounds
  • Carry up to 25 pounds
Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.
Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.
Keywords: Licensed Vocational Nurse-LVN, Licensed Vocational Nurse, LVN, Hospice, Bonita
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