Licensed Vocational Nurse

at Alsana
Location Santa Barbara, California
Date Posted April 6, 2021
Category Nursing - Nurses & Nursing Directors
Job Type Full-time

Description

The Role

As the Licensed Vocational Nurse at Alsana, you will provide direct nursing care that includes and is not limited to medication administration, phlebotomy, and documenting all nursing related assessments in the EMR.  You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team to support the needs of Alsana clients.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts daily physical and mental status assessments and documents them accordingly
  • Participates in client observations to promote abstinence of behaviors and safety
  • Coordinates with pharmacy for medication deliveries and questions regarding medications. Faxes additional information as needed for payments according to the HIPAA protocols and facility policy
  • Monitors the nutritional and dietary needs of the clients and reports non-compliance with the plan of care
  • Organizes, coordinates, and follows up on all consults with physicians / medical personnel for tests, etc. and provides the appropriate diagnosis for laboratory, radiology and other diagnostic testing
  • Creates and maintains weight and vital signs in EMR and checks daily for accuracy. Rechecks any documented weight or vital sign that is unusual and documents
  • Completes all Alsana Nursing Assessments, Care-plans, S.O.A.P Notes, Admission Note, Discharge Notes, Noc Shift note and accurately documents in the medical record. All LVN Notes to be co-signed by the Nurse Manager and/or RN
  • Administers first aid according to facility policy, including all appropriate follow-up documentation
  • Obtains insurance updates to get precertification for medications and other coverage
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • IV certification within 30 days of start date
  • Valid license as a Practical Nurse
  • 1+ years hospital based clinical experience preferred
  • Current CPR Certification preferably through the American Heart Association
  • 1+ years clinical experience in a mental health or residential facility is preferred
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