Job Description

Description: 

Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains with beautiful lakes and trails for hiking, biking, fishing, and skiing, this facility is thriving and is looking for a highly motivated RN or LVN to fill a Per Diem position to help alleviate vacations and sick calls, and provide excellent care to our community. It’s an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of the successful growth this rural hospital is experiencing.

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, three primary care medical clinics and a dental clinic offer residents a full spectrum of health care services in the Graeagle, Loyalton, and Portola communities. We have 2 Skilled Nursing Facilities in Portola and Loyalton offering excellent residential care to the mature members of our community!

We are looking for a dedicated, caring Full Time LVN for our night shift opening which includes a competitive salary, and a night-shift differential  for our skilled nursing in Portola, CA. You will love our staff and residents at our facility, and we are offering a generous sign-on bonus! 

All healthcare workers in CA must be vaccinated and have a booster for COVID-19. We offer this free of charge as part of the new hire process. 

Job duties will include but are not limited to:

LVN Duties:

  • Supervise direct patient care performed by CNAs. 
  • Administering prescribed medications.
  • Assist in assessing patients' needs. 
  • Responsible for accurate documentation in the residents' electronic medical record.
  • Performs direct patient care.  
  • Complies with local and federal guidelines for the administration of all medications and maintenance of medical records. 
  • Ensures compliance with HIPPA and other applicable laws and regulations regarding patient privacy and the maintenance of medical records. 
  • Produces quality work/assignments in a thorough, timely and accurate manner. 
  • Maintains appropriate personal attendance, accountability and work productivity standards. 
  • Understands and applies job knowledge to effectively complete all required job responsibilities.
  • Proactively maintains the skills required to perform job duties. Complies with local and federal guidelines for the administration of all medications and maintenance of medical records. 
  • Ensures compliance with HIPPA and other applicable laws and regulations regarding patient privacy and the maintenance of medical records. 
  • Produces quality work/assignments in a thorough, timely and accurate manner.  
     Maintains appropriate personal attendance, accountability and work productivity standards. 
  • Understands and applies job knowledge to effectively complete all required job responsibilities. Proactively maintains the skills required to perform job duties. 

RN Duties:

  • Assesses the resident’s condition and nursing needs, prescribes appropriate nursing action.
  • Ability to assess and reassess pain and pain management techniques utilized. Educates the resident and family regarding pain management.
  • Documents changes in resident’s condition and nursing care on progress notes and care plan.
  • Meets current documentation standards and policies.
  • Notifies physician of changes in resident’s condition and follows through until appropriate action is taken.
  • Notes and carries out physician’s orders in a timely manner.
  • Gives a thorough report to oncoming shift informing them of all changes in condition and follow-up as needed.
  • Follows through as needed on information given by shift report, residents or family regarding residents concerns.
  • Implements plan of care of the resident based on assessments and goals established by the interdisciplinary care team.
  • Treats residents and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psycho-social, cultural, ethic and religious/spiritual needs of residents and their families. Care for patients in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort.
  • Demonstrates competence in technical and manual skills according to the scope of practice for RNs.
  • Function as a resident advocate by protecting the resident’s rights.
  • Administers medication and performs treatments safely.
  • Demonstrates creativity in solving problems and looking at situation in new and innovative ways. 
  • Interacts with residents, families, co-workers and other departmental personnel in a kind, knowledgeable and friendly manner.
  • Follows proper infection prevention procedures and supervises supportive staff in infection prevention procedures.
  •  Attends in-service training programs related to the job. Attends 100% of Licensed Staff Meetings yearly.
  • Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvements 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.

 

Skills / Requirements

Requirements: 

  • Must be currently licensed as an RN or LVN in the state of California.
  • Must be CPR certified.
  • Must be able to read and communicate effectively in English.
  • Must obtain IV certification within one year of employment.
  • Completes annual education requirements.
  • Maintains regulatory requirements.
  • Must meet the physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment as set standards require.