Licensed Vocational Nurse/ Home Health Clinical Services/ Sharp Memorial Hospital/Day Shift/Full-Time
- Home Health
At Sharp, being a nurse means transforming the health care experience for your patients, for your colleagues and for yourself. In a collaborative environment with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced clinical practices, we encourage you to follow your passions wherever they take you.
As a recognized leader in nursing excellence with Magnet® recognitions for high-quality, patient-centered care, we invite you to join us in providing health care the way it should be. We offer a wide variety of nursing positions — from RNs and clinical nurse leads to case managers and clinical nurse specialists.
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- Critical Thinker
We are Sharp
Our Mission and Values
At Sharp, our mission is to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. We aim to offer quality care and services that set community standards, exceed patients’ expectations and are provided in a caring, convenient, cost-effective and accessible manner.
We have a vision to transform the health care experience through a culture of caring, quality, safety, service, innovation and excellence. Our goal is to be the best place to work, the best place to practice medicine and the best place to receive care.
Our team members are the driving force behind our mission and vision. At Sharp, we’re focused on providing an environment that will meet the needs of both our patients and our employees. Our team members are encouraged to connect with their passions and recommit to the purpose of their work each day.
dental and more
Our flexible benefits include a choice of two HMO medical plans (both of which include vision), two PPO dental choices, flexible spending accounts, accident insurance, long-term disability insurance and life insurance.
holiday and sick leave
We offer one of the most generous plans among health care systems in San Diego, and new Sharp employees start with 25 days of paid time off in just the first year.
We focus on your overall well-being by giving you tools to improve both yourself and your life — mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and environmentally. Our focus is on balanced health and wellness to help you reach your health goals and enjoy life along the way.
At Sharp, we understand that personal problems occasionally arise and you may need to seek outside professional advice. We’re here to help. Our employee assistance program helps employees develop and maintain a lifestyle that supports good health and productivity.
We’re proud to offer two retirement plans to match your needs. The Sharp$aver 401(a) plan matches your after-tax contributions and the 403(b) plan offers a long-term savings plan for pre-tax and Roth contributions with available loan and withdrawal provisions.
and tuition reimbursement
We support and encourage the growth and development of our employees through educational courses for credit in institutions of higher learning, continuing education programs (conferences, workshops, seminars) and specialty certification examinations.
perks and other benefits
Our employees are eligible to participate in several group voluntary benefit plans — including group legal, college savings, critical illness insurance, group auto and home insurance and pet insurance.
What You Will Do
Performs individualized nursing care for patients/families under the direction of an RN. Uses and practices basic assessment data collection, participates in planning, executes interventions in accordance with the Plan Of Care and contributes to evaluation of outcomes. Communicates to ensure patient/family educated Plan Of Care and planned treatments.
- 1 Year LVN experience in an acute care setting or related area.
- AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association -REQUIRED
- California Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - CA Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians -REQUIRED
- Experience in the respective department.
- Vocational Nurse IV Therapy/Blood Withdrawal Certification - Various-Employee provides certificate -PREFERRED
- Assessment data
Collects assessment data (using observation, palpation and auscultation per Practice Act) per department guidelines of care, including age/cultural specific considerations.
Documents data collected.
Communicates/contributes data collected to RN for analysis and interpretation.
- Communication and coordination
Communicates with other healthcare team members to coordinate patient care activities, workflow, and patient progress.
Follows through with identified actions/referrals.
Coordinates schedules and patient care needs with RN and other staff to ensure continuity and frequency of visits.
Communicates patient and family care needs through documentation.
Documentation per department/entity guideline of care and policies and procedures.
- Implements plan of care
Implements plan of care per department guidelines: Refers practices outside of scope to RN.
Seeks out resources when appropriate in new situations.
Collaborates with RNs when nursing decisions required in implementation of the plan of care in accordance with compliance and scope of practice.
- Informal teaching
Gives constructive feedback to peers regarding work performance and notifies supervisor of suspected performance issues.
Provides unit specific information to students, floats, travelers/registry personnel and documents appropriately.
Documents informal teaching.
- Patient advocate
Encourage patient and family participation in decision making.
Acts to uphold individual/family rights.
- Patient and family education
Identifies learning needs including barriers/readiness.
Recognizes barriers to communication with patient and family and seeks interdisciplinary expertise to establish a therapeutic relationship.
Collaborates with the RN in development of individualized teaching plan.
Implements plan of care (IPOC & IPER) using appropriate resources.
Collects data indicative of patient/family learning in response to teaching plan.
Collaborates with RN in evaluates patient/family learning through use of adult-learning theory and revises plan as appropriate. (e.g. documented in IPER, IPOC, discharge teaching, etc.)
- Plan of care
Demonstrates understanding of patient/family goals.
Makes recommendations to the multidisciplinary team in development of the patient's plan of care.
Updates written plan of care (IPOC) per direction of RN.
- Supports evaluation care plan
Collects data indicative of patient/family response to care per department guidelines.
Reports data/information to team members in determining the need to alter goals and interventions.
Contributes observations and data to patient care conferences.
Documents patients' response to care.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Proficient clinical skill and nursing judgment.
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected classAHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association; California Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - CA Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians; Vocational Nurse IV Therapy/Blood Withdrawal Certification - Various-Employee provides certificate
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