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, Loyalton, and Portola communities. There are also hospital-based Skilled Nursing Facilities in Portola and Loyalton.  

Position description:

  • Assesses the patients on admission and reassesses as per unit protocol as well as when conditions change. Documents appropriately including EMR documentation charting under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
  •  Assesses the patient’s condition and nursing needs, initiates care plans appropriately based on assessment.
  • Assess and reassess pain and pain management techniques utilized.
  • 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
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills in solving problems and looking at situations in new and innovative ways.

 

Skills / Requirements

  • Must be currently licensed as an LVN in the state of California.
  • Must be CPR certified
  • Must be IV certified.
  • Completes annual education requirements.
  • Demonstrates ability to remain calm in emergency and/or stressful situations and gives everyone the feeling of confidence that station is under control.