Job Description

Description

Eastern Plumas Health Care is a small, non-profit, critical access hospital district, providing comprehensive medical services to Plumas County since 1971. We operate a 9 bed acute care hospital at our main Portola campus, which includes a 24 hour, physician staffed, emergency room and ambulance service. In addition, four primary care medical clinics and a dental clinic offer residents a full spectrum of health care services in the Graeagle, Greenville, Loyalton, and Portola communities. There are also hospital-based Skilled Nursing Facilities in Portola and Loyalton. 


EPHC currently has a Per-Diem, non benefited LVN position open. This position will direct patient care on the acute floor under the direction of a Registered Nurse and ER Physician/Hospitalist on staff.  Current CA license, IV and BLS certifications are required.  Day shifts with some weekends and holidays.  Position responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  1. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

  • Assesses the patients on admission and reassesses as per unit protocol as well as when conditions change. Documents appropriately including EMR documentation and paper charting under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

 

  • Assesses the patient’s condition and nursing needs, initiates care plans appropriately based on the assessment.

 

  • Assess and reassess pain and pain management techniques utilized. Educates the resident and family regarding pain management.

 

  • Documents changes in patient’s condition and nursing care on progress notes and care plan.

 

  • Cares for patients in a manner that is conducive to their safety and comfort

 

  • Meets current documentation standards and policies.

 

  • Notifies physician of changes in patient’s condition and follows through until appropriate action is taken.

 

  • Notes and carries out physician’s orders in a timely manner.

 

  • Adheres to the instructions issued by the Acute and ER RNs

 

  • Gives a thorough report to oncoming shift informing them of all changes in conditions and follow-up needed.

 

  • Follows through as needed on information given by shift report, patient or family regarding resident concerns.

 

  • Implements plan of care of the patient based on assessments and goals established by the interdisciplinary care team.

 

  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethic and religious/spiritual needs of residents and their families. Cares for patients in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort.

 

  • Supervises CNAs as needed to accomplish the plan of care which has been developed.

 

  • Demonstrates competence in technical and manual skills according to scope of practice for LVNs.

 

  • Functions as a patient advocate by protecting the resident’s rights.

 

  • Administers medications using the six “rights” and performs treatments safely.

 

  • Records all vital signs, I&O and hourly rounding on EMR

 

  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills in solving problems and looking at situations in new and innovative ways.

 

  • Passes dietary trays, ensures correct diet orders being followed and feeds ill patients as needed.

 

  • Assists in ER as needed, after paramedics have left, under the supervision and direction of the ER RN.

 

  • Provides care of patients on isolation unit following all IC procedures.

 

  • Interacts with patients, families, co-workers, managers and other departmental personnel in an empathetic, knowledgeable and friendly manner.

 

  • Participates in orientation of new personnel and assists in performance evaluations when needed.

 

  • Follows proper infection control procedures and supervises supportive staff in infection control procedures.

 

  • Attends in-service training programs related to the job. Attends 100% of Licensed Staff Meetings.

 

  • Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.

 

  • Keeps in confidence any information learned concerning patients and hospital personnel.

 

  • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean. Reports to work on time and as scheduled, completes work within designated time. Wears identification while on duty.

 

  • Performs other duties as assigned.