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Licensed Vocational Nurse - Community Health & Out

Company: Northern Valley Indian Health
Location: Willows
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

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

Benefits:

  • Continued Education Benefit with reimbursement and time off provided
  • 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.

Keywords: Northern Valley Indian Health, Chico , Licensed Vocational Nurse - Community Health & Out, Healthcare , Willows, California

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