Licensed Vocational Nurse - Community Health & Out
Company: Northern Valley Indian Health
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Job DescriptionPOSITION SUMMARY: As a member of the Outreach
department, assists PHN/RN with referrals, home visits and
specialized community health education programs/events. Programs
may include chronic disease prevention, tobacco use prevention,
maternal, child, and adolescent health (MCAH), senior health and
wellness, injury prevention, and other community health
promotion/disease prevention projects, activities and programs.
Special focus will be placed on diabetes education including the
Community Diabetes Action Council (CDAC) program and supporting
activities. Work is performed under the administrative supervision
of the Outreach Director/PHN/RN. Priorities of patient education
include, but are not limited to: illness prevention, health
promotion, individual, family and community needs assessment,
promoting healthy goals, and coordinates community health programs
and services under the direction of the Outreach Director/PHN/RN.
LVN performs routine technical nursing duties within the scope of
the Nursing Practice Act and maintains standards consistent with
the level of care set by Title 22.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES:1.
Provide general nursing and education to individuals, families and
communities in a variety of settings, such as clinic, home or
hospital and group activities in the community.2. Perform screening
tests (Blood Sugar, A1c, vital signs and measurements: height &
weight.3. Observe blood-borne pathogen precautions and infection
control procedures per OSHA standards and clinic policies and
procedures.4. Documents all nursing activities in EHR, logs etc.5.
Provide Maternal Child Health (MCH) services, promote childhood &
adult immunizations and family planning.6. Provide continuity of
care by referral to appropriate resources for health needs and
follow-up on referrals.7. Conduct group/individual client health
education classes, as appropriate under direction of Outreach
Director/PHN/RN.8. Maintains tracking system for referrals
(in-house and external).9. Assists with delivery of nursing
services and participates in Performance Improvement (PI)
activities, promotes Government Performance Results Act (GPRA)
activities.10. Ensure that nursing services are in accordance with
target populations culture & traditions.11. Actively liaisons with
NVIH medical and dental staff.12. Attend monthly case
conferences.13. Network regularly with community agencies including
county Health Departments, and others agencies relevant to NVIH
clients and NVIH Service Area as directed by PHN/RN.14. Assist
Department Director in locating & applying for grant funding as
appropriate.15. Assist other staff members in development and
maintenance of department goals, objectives, policies and
procedures.16. Provide guidance and coordination of client services
provided by Community Health Workers/CHR in absence of PHN/RN.17.
Provide transportation and/or delivery of medications/food in
situations of urgent need when no other means is available and the
consequences of not receiving such may have an immediate untoward
effect.18. Participates in all Outreach programs as an active team
member.19. Participates in the planning, education, implementation
and evaluation of culturally specific Outreach programs based on
community needs assessments with emphasis on health promotion and
disease prevention.20. Attend the required departmental and agency
meetings.21. Participate in committees as assigned.22. Maintains
current professional licensure and certificates as required.23.
Maintains continuous personal professional development.24. Performs
other duties as assigned.All who work for NVIH are expected to:-
Provide the highest possible level of service to clients;- Promote
teamwork and cooperative effort among employees;- Maintain safe
practices; and- Abide by the NVIH's policies and procedures as they
may from time to time be updated.
QUALIFICATIONS:1. Current, active California Vocational Nurse
license.2. Current CPR certificate.3. Valid California driver's
license and proof of personal liability auto insurance as required
by California state law.4. Reliable and available source of
transportation (for use when agency vehicles unavailable).5.
Minimum two (2) years LVN experience desired. 6. Possess
communication, interpersonal, organization, prioritization and
coordination skills.7. Self-motivated and able to work
independently as well as part of a team. 8. Sensitive to people of
different life styles and to the Native American culture.9.
Knowledge of systems design and computer literacy helpful.10.
Affiliation or experience in Trans-cultural nursing helpful
- Continued Education Benefit with reimbursement and time off
- Eligibility for health coverage the first of the month after
date of hire
- Eligibility for 401(k) plan participation first of the of month
after 60 days from date of hire.
- Eligibility for company-paid medical, dental, and vision
benefits plus life insurance, long-term disability, subject to
applicable waiting periods.
- Paid Time Off (PTO) initially begins to accrue after 30 days
from date of hire as per policies at a rate of up to 4 weeks per
year (prorated on hours paid)
- Company-paid holidays effective immediately.
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