Job Description

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a nursing degree from an accredited nursing school.  Must have and maintain current LVN license with the state of California.  Must maintain BLS credentialing and all unit competencies.  Must complete Diversified Basic Wound Care Course within six (6) months of employment.
Minimum two (2) years of experience as LPN/LVN.  Wound care experience preferred. 
Familiarity with PC's and computerized nursing systems and tools, or demonstrated ability to learn.  Basic knowledge of regulatory/accrediting requirements for healthcare organizations. Must have strong interpersonal skills to interact positively and effectively with patients, visitors, staff, and physicians, good time management skills, and demonstrated ability in assessment and critical thinking. Ability to complete assignments in a timely manner, accuracy in reporting and documenting information, and professional accountability.
Ability to interact with and maintain a respectful, positive and friendly manner with supervisors, co-workers and internal and external customers to include being flexible with work schedules and requests; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions; remaining calm and courteous and exercising self-control when sharing information and when interacting with angry individuals; accepting criticism without over-reacting or getting angry or sullen; and being open to and sharing ideas as needed to handle complaint situations, explain policies and procedures; addressing others by name, title or other respectful identifier, and respecting the diversity of our workforce in actions, words and deeds.
Reporting to the R.N. Clinical Manager, the Wound Care, Licensed Vocational Nurse, (L.V.N.) is responsible for all assigned nursing care activities to include but not limited to wound care for patients of all ages and other clinical activities associated with providing safe patient care.  The L.V.N. is responsible for following all WHC policies and procedures, care protocols and Diversified Clinical Services Practice Guidelines, as directed by a Registered Nurse, or Physician.  The L.V.N. will be responsible for assisting with patient and wound care data conferences, and continuing education is required as determined by the Clinical Nurse Manager.
Must be able to work normal/scheduled working hours which may include Holidays, call-backs, weeknights, weekends, and on-call in the Director's absence. Agrees to participate, as directed, in emergencies and community disasters during scheduled and unscheduled hours.
Needs to recognize that they have an affirmative duty and responsibility for reporting perceived misconduct, including actual or potential violations of laws, regulations, policies, procedures, or this organization’s standards/code of conduct.
The employee must work well under pressure, meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines; and the incumbent shall at all times demonstrate a cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors from all departments of the Hospital and government agency employees.

The Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit, qualifications, potential and competency.   The Hospital policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion (all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices) marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or a record or history of cancer, and genetic characteristics), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.  It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.  Discrimination can also include failing to reasonably accommodate religious practices or qualified individuals with disabilities where the accommodation does not pose an undue hardship.  All such discrimination is unlawful.
The Hospital is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities.  This commitment applies to all persons involved in the Hospital operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Hospital, including supervisors and coworkers.

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