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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) at El Dorado County Jail- South Lake Tahoe (PRN)

Company: Wellpath
Location: South Lake Tahoe
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Why Wellpath:Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"About this role:Under direct supervision of Assistant Program Manager, Health Services Administrator or higher licensed medical professional, the Licensed Vocational or Practical Nurse (LVN/LPN) participates in the patient plan of care by administering medications to patients, within scope, following written/oral instructions, and communicating and maintaining accurate patient records.Additional Details: Located in South Lake Tahoe! NOW is your moment to work at the top of your license! At Wellpath you will get the unique opportunity to not only help patients in need, but also to challenge yourself and operate at the highest level. Working at Wellpath, you will find yourselves in the unique opportunity to deal with a wide range of patient acuity that not only will demand your full range of skills, but also will call on you to grow and be your best each, and every day. What you bring to the table:Education for Licensed Practical Nurse:High school and specialized training for licensing/certification(s)Experience for Licensed Practical Nurse:Basic knowledge of all medications being dispensedLicenses/Certifications for Licensed Practical Nurse:Current (and must maintain) unrestricted LVN/LPN license, certification or registration in state of practiceCurrent (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHACurrent (and must maintain) security clearanceWhat you will do:Perform nursing procedures according to standards of care and within scope of practice as dictated by the state LVN licensing board, such as:o Aseptic and sterile dressing changeso Isolation precautionso Administration of O2 therapy and nebulizer treatmentso Perform prescribed or routine skin testingo Collection of specimens for laboratory studies such as clean catch urine, venipuncture, straight catheterization for urine collection, throat culture, sputum specimens, and stool specimenso Laboratory testing: such as blood glucose with visual or meter interpretation, interpretation of skin testing results, dipsticks urine, guaiac/hemoculture studies, urine specific gravityo Collect patient database: vital signs, vision screening, height/weight, abdominal girtho Recognize and respond appropriately to emergency situations and effectively intervening with emergency equipment, supplies, and materialo Participate in patient and family health education as deemed necessary by health care providersMaintains open lines of communication with RN, MD, or NP/PA as it relates to the persons served health needs with the medical and facility staff while maintaining confidentiality including any significant observations and patient response to careTranscribes doctor's orders as necessary and ensure orders are processed and comprehended with pharmacy and non-licensed staffIn accordance with documented policies and procedures, prepare and administer (PO, Sub Q, IM, SL, PR, and topical) ordered medications to persons served housed in each facility and report significant findings and observations to the MD, PA/FNP, RN, or psychiatristMaintain and manage accuracy of all medical records of persons served to include MARs, observations, interventions and plansKnow the use of all medical equipment including Trauma Bag/AED's and oxygen tanksKeep pharmacy and medication carts neat, clean and stocked at all timesMay assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process, orientation and training of new and potential staffResponsible for the performance evaluations and successful training of direct reportsPerform other duties as assigned.Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability EmployerOur investment in you:Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan optionsTime off & leave benefits401KTuition ReimbursementParental benefitsPerks and discountsAnd more available here https://wellpathcareers.com/Compensation Range: $32 - $35 / hour

Keywords: Wellpath, Reno , Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) at El Dorado County Jail- South Lake Tahoe (PRN), Healthcare , South Lake Tahoe, Nevada

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