Nurse LVN On-Call

WHAT WE OFFER

In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • This role is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Competitive salary
  • Medical insurance with a $20 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan
  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit
  • 401(k) with no wait period and no vesting schedule
  • 12 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off policy accruing up to 22 days off annually
  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 or $4,000 for applicable positions
  • Robust training opportunities: Shared Core Practice Model & Trauma Informed Care

WHAT YOU'LL DO

The essential functions include:

  • Supervise healthcare and protect clients while in their care
  • Represent the nursing office at assigned weekly team meetings
  • Transcribe orders, receive verbal orders as needed and send order to pharmacy per department protocols
  • Administer medications as directed according to agency policy
  • Administer first aid as needed
  • Review lab results with Nursing Supervisor and Psychiatrist
  • Review/prepare and distribute special menus in collaboration with Nursing Supervisor
  • Visit and evaluate asthmatic clients on a monthly basis, or more frequently if necessary, and maintain spirometer readings
  • Schedule individual and group asthma teaching sessions
  • Participate in programs designed to help clients acquire socially acceptable habits of behavior
  • Participate in programs designed to help clients accept their medical conditions and handle them appropriately
  • Use appropriate authority to set limits for behavior while clients are in the nurses' office
  • Maintain complete, accurate records of all medications administered outlined in agency policy
  • Learn and become familiar with Hillsides' pharmacy recordkeeping and legalities involved
  • Provide office coverage in the absence of the Nursing Supervisor
  • Prepare memos and letters as needed
  • Maintain client charts as needed filing pertinent doctor appointments and psychiatric notes
  • Transport clients to doctor appointments as required, or for other medical needs and prepare related paperwork in conjunction with Nursing Supervisor
  • Weigh and measure clients and maintain monthly records
  • Other duties as required

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients,  office personnel, other employees and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret manuals and office documents

  Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and with others - including other employees, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
  • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy

Physical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 25% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
  • Lift and/or move up to 25 pounds 

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook) and data/electronic records program currently in use
  • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Regularly work indoors and outdoors in a variety of environments
  • High level of exposure to blood borne pathogens
WHAT YOU'LL BRING

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATES

  • Valid California LVN licensure
  • CPR Certification
  • High degree of accuracy
  • Valid California drivers license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier

OSHA CATEGORY:

This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.  All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer