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Occ Med Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) / SRS Nursing Float Pool / Sorrento Mesa / Per Diem / Day Shift / Employee Referral Bonus $1,000 / Sign-on Bonus $2,500 for External Candidates

Job ID JR125482 Date posted 07/18/2022
San Diego, California
  • SRS Sorrento Mesa
  • Day
  • Per Diem
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Overview

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.

Success Profile

Wondering what qualities it takes to be a successful nursing professional at Sharp? View some of the traits we’re looking for below.

  • Innovative
  • Collaborative
  • Resourceful
  • Advocate
  • Person-centered
  • 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.

Benefits

  • Medical, vision
    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.

  • Generous vacation
    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.

  • Wellness
    programs

    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.

  • Employee assistance
    program

    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.

  • Retirement
    plans

    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.

  • Educational opportunities
    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.

  • Discount programs,
    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.

Job Details

Hours

Shift Start Time:

Variable

Shift End Time:

Variable

Additional Shift Information:

Weekend Requirements:

As Needed

On-Call Required:

No


What You Will Do
To assist the physician and other health care professionals in providing quality care to patients in the Sharp Rees-Stealy Occupational Health Program.

Required Qualifications

  • California Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - CA Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians -REQUIRED
  • AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association -REQUIRED


Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 Year LVN experience in related clinical area.


Other Qualification Requirements

  • CAOHC and Spirometry certification.


Essential Functions

  • Customer service
    Smiles, makes eye contact, uses warm and professional tone of voice when calling patients and escorting them to the exam room.
    Addresses all patients by first and last name, unless otherwise requested by the patient. Checks for correct name pronunciation.
    Introduces self-using first name and role/title. Wears name badge where it can be easily seen.
    Provides physical assistance to patients as indicated (e.g., getting onto exam table in exam rooms).
    Ensures patient is comfortable while waiting in exam room (offers blanket, magazines, etc.)
    Returns regularly and explains delays to patients waiting in exam rooms. Keeps PSR informed of back office events and status.
    Refrains from discussion of personal issues or patient-related conditions where patients can overhear. Consistently monitors voice volume in patient care areas. Adheres to Sharp HealthCare policies and procedures regarding confidentiality. Maintains patient privacy (i.e., occupied exam room doors are kept shut, patients information is not discussed where it can be overheard or shared inappropriately).
    Assists patients who appear to be lost or confused.
    Follows all policies and procedures for telephone etiquette and protocol (i.e., answers phone within 3 rings, announces caller before transfer, answers all phones in area).
  • Daily operations
    Telephone: Listens to patients, collects pertinent information, recognizes the urgency of the patient's problem and routes to physicians. Returns phone calls according to physician instruction. May schedule patient appointments.
    Ensure prompt and efficient return of messages according to established policy. Troubleshoots and resolves problem calls.
    Ancillary Results Management: Assumes responsibility for receiving of results, routing to provider and forwarding to medical records.
    Daily Organization: Monitors patient flow, physician schedules and completes daily tasks to ensure quality and meet service standards. Reviews charge tickets for accuracy and completeness. Follows policy and procedure for entering of OCM. Completes work within assigned hours.
    Policy & Procedure: Follows all policies and procedures. Demonstrates familiarity with nursing policy and procedure manuals.
    May participate in writing or revision of policies. Adhere to Appearance Standards Categories II.
    Quality Assurance: Demonstrates clear knowledge and accountability of quality regulations and standards for department. Maintains Quality Assurance book/list on unit.
    Other: Performs all other duties as required by Coordinator, Occupation Health Nurse, or Director.
    Daily Effectiveness: Demonstrates dept. efficiency by maintaining department standards including attendance, punctuality and completion of timecards.
  • Leadership
    Staff Development: Participates in clinical and department specific meetings, technical in-services, customer service training, and mock codes. Orients new nurse to department.
    Trains new and existing staff for the departments. Acts as a trainer/mentor for all interns.
    Teamwork: Consistently acts as a team player. Demonstrates willingness to help coworkers, recognizes others efforts.
    Demonstrates willingness to float/flex and assist in other departments/locations throughout Sharp Rees-Stealy or Sharp.
    Uses positive communication skills, identifies issues, makes suggestions related to access, patient care and patient satisfaction to immediate supervisor and offers solutions for resolution in cooperation with other team members (Providers, PSRs, etc.)
    Front Desk: Provides assistance to PSRs in resolving issues related to front desk responsibilities including scheduling and telephone management. Acts as a positive role model and ensures appropriate service delivery.
    Gives and receives feedback about care and service delivery.
    Other: Performs all other duties as required by Coordinator, Occupational Health Nurse or Director. Times patient in and out on their paperwork within established timeframes.
  • Nursing skills
    Clinical Expertise: Demonstrates technical expertise and competency within scope of practice. May act as a clinical resource for the assigned area. Partners with physicians to continuously learn and expand clinical knowledge base. Maintains current knowledge of medications and administration techniques.
    Patient Education: In partnership with physician, provides specific educational material and individual teaching.
    Infection Control: Uses universal precautions and demonstrates knowledge of infection control policies and procedures.
    Other: participates in clinical projects as directed by the physician or manager.
  • Regulatory compliance
    Follows established guidelines for infectious control policy and procedure. Annual skin test is current.
    Maintains environmental/equipment safety and reports any potential hazardous situation to Supervisor/Manager.
    Attends all mandatory safety training inservices.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Medication administration proficiency.

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 class

California Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - CA Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians; AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association

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