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LVN - Urology - SRS Frost Street - Days - PRN

Job ID JR146040 Date posted 01/12/2024
San Diego, California
  • Frost Street Building
  • Day
  • Per Diem
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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

Job Details


Shift Start Time:

8 AM

Shift End Time:

5 PM

Additional Shift Information:

Weekend Requirements:

No Weekends

On-Call Required:


Hourly Pay Range (Minimum - Midpoint - Maximum):

$30.785 - $38.481 - $46.177

The stated pay scale reflects the range that Sharp reasonably expects to pay for this position.  The actual pay rate and pay grade for this position will be dependent on a variety of factors, including an applicant’s years of experience, unique skills and abilities, education, alignment with similar internal candidates, marketplace factors, other requirements for the position, and employer business practices.

What You Will Do
Urology is a procedural based, high acuity department. Assists patients, staff and physicians as needed to maintain a high level of efficiency of operations and customer service while providing quality care to a designated patient population. Serves as a technical nursing expert for the department, including ability to safely assist/perform a multitude of highly skilled procedures with the providers in office as well as autonomously per guidelines and written physician orders.

Required Qualifications
  • H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
  • Other - Successful completion of LVN/LPN program.
  • 1 Year LVN experience in related clinical area.
  • 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
  • Ambulatory care experience.
  • ACLS Certification (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) - American Heart Association -PREFERRED
  • Vocational Nurse IV Therapy/Blood Withdrawal Certification - Various-Employee provides certificate -PREFERRED

Essential Functions
  • Clinical skills
    Demonstrates clinical knowledge and skill in assigned area and within scope of practice.
    Fully successful in performing/assisting with all tests and procedures in assigned department.
    May act as a clinical resource for assigned area.
    Administers medications safely and accurately per guidelines and written order. Ensures verification by licensed person and documentation of all medications administered including two (2) patient identifier verification. Assists with Medical Assistant medication verification in immediate area. No medication errors.
    Able to prepare patient for examination or procedure. Obtains complete and accurate consent for procedures/surgery. Prepares and labels biopsies in a thorough and accurate manner.
    Accurately documents patient care per protocol.
    Partners with physicians to continuously learn and expand clinical knowledge base.
    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.
    In partnership with physician, provides specific educational material and individual teaching.
    Uses universal precautions and demonstrates knowledge of infection control policies and procedures.
    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.
    Participates in clinical projects as directed by the physician or manager.
    Department specific requirements:
  • Department efficiency and effectiveness
    Organizes and completes daily requirements and responsibilities.
    Telephone Message Management - Ensures prompt and efficient return of messages according to established policy. Troubleshoots and resolves problem calls.
    Daily Organization - Monitors patient flow, physician schedules and completes daily tasks to ensure quality and meet service standards. Follows policy and procedure for entering of OCM and utilization of IDX. Completes work within assigned hours.
    Able to respond to changing circumstances and prioritize patient needs.
    Responds to urgent and emergent situations in a calm and capable manner. Utilizes good judgment and problem solving ability.
    Ensures readiness of reports and information to maximize patient visit.
    Maintains appropriate supply levels. Cost conscious in usage.
    Participates in and prepares for site inspections and inventories.
    Completes department inventories per guidelines.
    Enters authorizations and schedules surgeries and procedures in a timely and accurate manner.
    Assists in other departments as assigned to meet staffing needs and travels to other sites as business needs arise.
  • Nursing Competencies
    Successfully completes Nursing Competencies with a score of 90% or greater in each section = Great.
    Successfully completes Nursing Competencies with a score of 90% or greater on all but one section. Passed on retesting = Good.
    Unsuccessful in passing more than one section of Nursing Competency Testing and/or failed to pass testing on second attempt = Needs Improvement
  • Quality initiatives
    Completes Quality Assurance (QA) assignments and ensures overall department compliance with requirements. QA scores: 96-100% = Great; 90-95% = Good; 90% and below = Needs Improvement.
    Maintains narcotic control procedures including key management and inventory. Assists with prescription reconciliation at the end of month.
    Support and completion of quality initiatives: P4P, BMI, DataMart, etc.
  • Technical skills
    Demonstrates knowledge of equipment and Information Systems applications.
    Able to activate emergency procedure per protocol - code, fire, etc.
    Documents patient care events in a thorough and accurate manner. Manages and completes AEHR tasks per prescribed time lines.
    Support and knowledge of new applications and policies: AEHR, Abbreviations, etc.
    Demonstrate typing skills proficiency by: Using a keyboard, required to type proficiently and accurately; Have the ability to type a minimum of 30 words per minute with 0-2 errors; Have the ability to proof work.
    Knowledge of insurance, utilization review, scheduling requirements and support of front desk responsibilities.
    Able to operate and maintain department equipment.
  • Clinical Expertise

    Exhibits superior critical thinking skills.
    Physiologic monitoring of patients undergoing urologic examination via cystoscope and prostate examination via trans rectal ultrasound.
    Isolation techniques.
    Accurate documentation of all patient encounter data.
    Pre-procedure preparation of patients.
    Post-procedure monitoring and discharge of patients.
    Preparation of room and equipment.
    Preparation, use and proper handling, dismantling, cleaning and sterilization of cystoscopes and ultrasound probes including:
    • High level disinfection
    • Sterile processing
    • Trophon processing
    Prepare, assist, recovery, and patient/family teaching of patients undergoing in-office procedures along with the physicians:
    • Cycstoscopy
    • Stent removal
    • Prostate biopsy
    • Bladder Botox
    • Urethral dilation
    • Vasectomy
    • Circumcision
    • Prostate measurement
    • Penile frenectomy
    • Penile cyst removal
    • Dorsal slit
    Able to autonomously perform procedures without provider oversight:
    • Uroflowmetry
    • Bladder scan ultrasound
    • Urinary catheterization
    • Supra-pubic catheter change
    • BCG (chemotherapy) bladder installation

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Skills as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse.
  • Ability to prepare patients for examinations, tests, or treatments and explain procedures.
  • Ability to observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
  • Ability to collect samples, such as blood, urine, or sputum from patients, and perform routine laboratory tests on samples.
  • Assures quality of care by adhering to professional standards, healthcare organization policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards; maintaining cooperative relationships among healthcare team members.

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

H.S. Diploma or Equivalent; Vocational Nurse IV Therapy/Blood Withdrawal Certification - Various-Employee provides certificate; California Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - CA Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians; ACLS Certification (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) - American Heart Association; Other; AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association

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.


  • 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

    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

    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

    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.

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