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Licensed Vocational Nurse
Los Angeles, CA
People's Care was listed in Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, 7 years in a row. To fuel this incredible growth, we need more people. People like you. People who share our values and goals.
1. Job Identification
FULL TIME POSITION
Job Title: Licensed Vocational Nurse
Reports to: Administrator and/or Program Manager
Hourly Range: DOE
2. Job Summary
The Licensed Vocational Nurse supports the residents' and participants' health needs such as administering medications, performing injections and g-tube insertions. This position is responsible to monitor and observe any changes to behaviors and conditions in order to maintain the well-being of the individuals. To serve as an advocate and support their daily living needs and goals per the Individual Program Plan.
3. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of state and federal laws
Knowledge of regional center, department of social services, department of developmental services, and state council on developmental disabilities
Knowledge of dual diagnosis
Knowledge of Title 17 and 22
Knowledge of Individual Program Plans
Knowledge of behavior interventions
Knowledge of nursing interventions
Knowledge of emergency disaster protocol
Knowledge of abuse reporting protocol
Ability to administer gastrostomy tubes and shots
Ability to work with a diverse population
Ability to work with clients with behaviors
Ability to administer medications and treatments
Ability to de-escalate resident behavior issues
Ability to mediate staff issues
4. Education and Experience
Must have High School Diploma or equivalent
Must have a valid LVN license
CPR/FA and CPI certification
Must have at least six months experience as a LVN in a residential care facility or similar field
Must have at least one year experience supporting adults with developmental disabilities
5. Essential Functions
Administer medications to individuals and follow the five rights for verification purposes
Attend residents' doctor appointments and address any concerns and changes with the attending physician
Assist individuals with activities of daily living such as bathing, cleaning, preparing meals, grooming, cooking, cleaning etc.
Assess residents' and participants' wounds, help with dressing change and breathing treatments, as needed
Audit all medications during a new medication cycle and check the five rights for verification
Perform g-tube insertions for feeding to individuals, as necessary
Perform intramuscular injections when necessary
Evaluate residents' and participants' level of consciousness, neurological factors, and whether they are responsive and oriented post seizure and/or any traumatic episodes
Redirect in the event of a behavioral episode and continue to support and listen to individual's needs
Complete and update client notes system on a daily basis. Observe and report any unusual behaviors and injuries so both Behavior Consultant and Administrator are fully informed
Assess and identify sign and symptoms of infections (early and late signs)
Perform basic physical review such as checking for vital signs, (understanding normal and abnormal measures) and head to toe assessments
Participate in community outing events with the individuals such as hiking, going to the beach, and other leisure activities
Performs other related duties and assignments as required
Career pathing can differ with each individual's knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience. Lateral moves are sometimes beneficial to attaining one's ultimate desired position.
7. Physical Requirements
The licensed vocational nurse frequently works indoor and outdoor. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Occasional bending, stooping, squatting, pushing, pulling, sitting, twisting, running, balancing, kneeling and grasping. Frequent standing, reaching, walking, driving, traveling, fingering, talking and hearing
8. Other Requirements
The position will require the Candidate to be at least 21 years of age (to drive for People's Care), possess a valid California Driver's License, registration and auto insurance.. Candidate must successfully pass all pre-employment requirements, including but not limited to background check, physical etc. If required to drive, candidate must possess proof of valid insurance and registration.
At People's Care, our most valuable resource is the extraordinary people who make up our support staff. Do you have a passion for providing quality support to individuals with special needs? Do you thrive on helping others build/reach their goals in a positive, life-enriching environment?