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Licensed Vocational Nurse - EMPATH, Santa Maria, CA

Organization: Vituity
Category: LPN/LVN
Location: Santa Maria, CA
Date Job Posted: January 5, 2021
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At Vituity, We Combine Knowledge+Humanity

If you want to be part of changing healthcare to better serve patients, you are in the right place. Vituity brings together a committed team of clinicians and business professionals to care for patients with acute medical conditions, making a big difference in the lives of our 6.5 million patients nationwide. If you want to work with a diverse group of people who are tackling some of the healthcare industry’s most challenging situations from the inside, look no further. As a Vitan, you’ll work with health systems and providers nationwide to develop and implement innovative solutions. With nearly 50 years leading change, you’ll join a team of individuals dedicated to our culture of caring.

The Impact You’ll Make

The Empath Licensed Vocational Nurse provides direct patient care for adult and patients within the LVN scope of practice guidelines in a locked inpatient unit setting. Provides psychoeducational group support, contributes to, supports the therapeutic milieu, and ensures the safety and well-being of the patient population. Participates in the gathering of information, monitors patient progress, and contributes, implements, and documents the individualized patient plan of care. Participates as a member of the clinical interdisciplinary team to ensure appropriate care, support, and resources to all internal/external customers and on-going commitment to quality.

Additional responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Collaborates with doctors and staff to provide exceptional care, assisting during exams, diagnostic testing, and treatments.
  • Conducts accurate clinical assessments; collects, synthesizes, and accurately analyzes patient data from multiple and sometimes conflicting sources to develop the patient's individualized plan of care. Integrates cultural differences in the plan of care.
  • Prepares effective transfer/discharge plans; seeks validation of clinical judgment from more experienced clinicians.
  • Completes Behavioral Health Assessments demonstrating basic knowledge of interviewing, diagnostic, organization, and writing skills within designated timeframe.
  • Provides appropriate disposition recommendations based on assessments and seeks direction as appropriate.
  • Performs appropriate treatments as ordered by physician in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Prepares, administers, and records prescribed medications. Reports adverse reactions to medications/treatments in accordance with the policy.
  • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, performance improvement program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Maintains nursing supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory levels; anticipating needed supplies; communicating with manager to place supply order.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs.

Education, Experience, Certifications

What You Will Bring

We’d love to hear from candidates with:

Required Experience and Competencies:

  • Minimum education: as required by certification and/or licensure per state and accrediting institution.
  • 2 years of experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in an acute adult outpatient or inpatient psychiatric unit.
  • Background in psychiatric and medical-surgical illnesses and treatments.
  • Current LVN License in good standing.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification through the American Heart Association (AHA).
  • Completion of Assaultive Patient training within 1 month of hire.
  • AHA-recognized BLS - Healthcare Provider.
  • Demonstrated basic understanding, knowledge, performance, communication, and documentation of Behavioral Health Assessments, Mental status exams, Suicide Risk Assessments, Psychotropic medications, Insurance authorization/Medical, and Biopsychosocial Assessment.

Preferred Talent Assets:

  • 3+ years of directly related LVN experience in area of specialty.

Vituity Values: #CultureofCaring

When you are a part of Vituity, you embody a Culture of Caring by approaching every human interaction with compassion and heart. With a Servant Leadership philosophy, we focus on what we can accomplish when we put our patients and colleagues first. An Ownership Mentality means you have mutual accountability to drive positive change for Vituity as a whole. Finally, our focus on Innovation enables you to re-imagine healthcare and bring about lasting change.

Each Vitan is expected to demonstrate a commitment to service, values, and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times in interactions with physicians, patients, visitors and colleagues.

Apply today to join a community of healthcare professionals committed to a standard of excellence through recruiting and retaining a diverse group of talent. Our dedication to diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our organization at all levels!

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