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Employment Type:
Full time
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Licensed Vocational Nurse I.V. - Outpatient Nursing -...
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Kaiser Permanente | San Leandro, CA
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Job Description


Provides nursing care, under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or physician, in accordance with the legal scope of practice and within established standards of care, policies, and procedures. Demonstrates performance consistent with the Medical Center Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan of the organization. Remains flexible to changing systems; is expected to demonstrate quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice; and treats co-workers, patients, families, and all members of the health care team with dignity and respect.

This classification is for LVN's working in a designated IV Therapy department.

Essential Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Licensed Vocational Nurse demonstrates proficiency by exhibiting the following skills, competencies, and behaviors:

Leadership Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibility, and applicable state, federal and local laws.

Demonstrates a professional, supportive attitude.

Identifies and supports new ideas.

Utilizes effective communication strategies, including chain of command and issue escalation, which result in intended outcomes.

Participates in problem identification and resolution.

Mentors and orients others in skill and behavioral learning.

Demonstrates ability to problem solve with other departments in order to assist member problem resolution.

Prioritizes and delegates work assignments appropriately to ensure completion of patient care activities.

Complies with regulatory requirements, policies, procedures, and standards of practice.

Nursing Process Performs patient care activities, within the scope of competency, considering age-related needs of the patient as assigned.

Reports unusual findings to the physician and/or Registered Nurse and contributes recommendations for revision to the plan of care.

Adheres to medical center standards, which customize care for age-related needs of the population served.

Keeps health care team members informed regarding patients' responses to interventions.

Collaborates with physician and/or Registered Nurse to develop individualized plan of care that reflects clinical findings, planning, implementing, and evaluating the outcomes of that plan.

Monitors patients' progress based on the plan.

Assures care meets standards of practice.

Collaborates with physician and/or Registered Nurse to assure patient/family education..

Documentation Charting is legible, dated, and timed.

Documentation reflects thorough data collection and care provided.

Utilizes computer systems effectively and efficiently.

Safety Complies with Patient Safety Standards.

Maintains a safe work environment.

Clinical Outcomes Discusses patient findings and progress toward outcomes with physicians, Registered Nurse, and other members of the health care team.

Demonstrates competencies during the probationary period and ongoing by completion of departmental competency validation.

Participates in departmental performance improvement activities, i.e., planning, and measuring/monitoring, assessing and improving.

Customer Service Practices customer service standards as defined by the Medical Center and specified department.

Anticipates the customer's needs, takes proactive steps to meet those needs, by listening and taking responsibility within scope to ensure issues are resolved.

Promptly responds to alarms and patient requests.

Facilitates the customer's ability to utilize resources.

Assures a clean, orderly, and functional work environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Basic Qualifications:


Minimum six months acute care and/or related outpatient experience within past four years.

Minimum one year acute care experience within past four years if working in a Home Health/Hospice Department.


High School Diploma/GED.

License, Certification, Registration

Current California Vocational Nurse License.

I.V. Certification updated within last 3 years or must have demonstrated I.V. Competencies.

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Additional Requirements:

Experience requirements may be waived or modified when an appropriate program or course is available and successfully completed for New Graduate LVNs.

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other incumbents of the organization.

Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:


Primary Location: California,San Leandro,San Leandro Medical Center 2500 Merced St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 16 Shift: Day Workdays: Thu, Fri; *Expected length of employment up to 3 months. May be asked for availability to work: Union City MOB at 3553 Whipple Road, Union City, CA 94587 and also at Fremont Mission at 39400 Paseo Padre Pkwy Fremont, CA 94538 Working Hours Start: 8:15 AM Working Hours End: 5:15 PM Job Schedule: Short Hour Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Temporary Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nursing Licensed Specialty: LVN / LPN Department: Employee Health Services Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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About Kaiser Permanente

Company Description

Serving approximately 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia, Kaiser Permanente is America's leading nonprofit integrated health plan.

Kaiser Permanente's mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

Our Northern California Region provides integrated health care services to approximately 3.2 million members. Approximately 4,400 physicians of The Permanente Medical Group provide services at 20 medical centers and numerous medical offices.

Company History

Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plan, serving more than 8.6 million members, with headquarters in Oakland, Calif. It comprises:

  1.   • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries

  • The Permanente Medical Groups.

At Kaiser Permanente, physicians are responsible for medical decisions. The Permanente Medical Groups, which provide care for Kaiser Permanente members, continuously develop and refine medical practices to help ensure that care is delivered in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

Kaiser Permanente’s creation resulted from the challenge of providing Americans medical care during the Great Depression and World War II, when most people could not afford to go to a doctor. Among the innovations it has brought to U.S. health care are:

  • prepaid health plans, which spread the cost to make it more affordable

  • physician group practice to maximize their abilities to care for patients

  • a focus on preventing illness as much as on caring for the sick

  • an organized delivery system, putting as many services as possible under one roof

Mission & Values

As a health care organization in the 21st century, we have a mission--to provide quality care for our members and their families, and to contribute to the well-being of our communities.

Working Here

When you bring your career to Kaiser Permanente, the work you do directly affects the health of millions. From the business people who shape our policies, to the IT professionals enabling life-saving data, to the nurses and physicians on the front line of patient care, everyone here has a role to play in the care continuum. Knowing you have a place in that process and witnessing the outcome of the work you do is empowering. It gives you a cause to stand behind. And it makes you feel proud of the work you do every day. When people witness the impact of their contributions, they excel. Together we have the power to make a difference.

Hiring Information

The first step in beginning your career search is to look for open jobs that match your skills, qualifications, and interests. Each posting includes a description of the position and the minimum required qualifications. Once you find a position you are interested in, register for an account and provide your information for consideration online.


As an employee, you are eligible for benefits according to your full-time/part-time status and the number of hours scheduled to work per week. Benefits may vary based on your Kaiser Permanente region, position, scheduled hours, and representation by collective bargaining or employee groups, but generally include:

  • generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave

  • medical care (including prescriptions), vision, mental health, and dental care

  • disability and life insurance coverage

  • educational opportunities and tuition reimbursement

  • employee assistance programs

  • health care, dependent care, and transit spending account options

  • retirement plans

In addition, we believe in recognizing stellar performance and sponsor a variety of programs designed to reward our skilled, innovative, caring, and committed staff.

In short, at Kaiser Permanente, we understand that there is a direct correlation between happy employees and happy members. We take pride in the compassion and dedication of our employees and find many ways to reward their hard work. In return, our employees take pride in being a part of a collaborative, professional team focused on quality, service, and care.

Honors & Awards

Kaiser Permanente of Northern California has earned an "Excellent" rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-the nation's leading reviewer of health plan quality for consumers and employers. Excellent is the top rating granted by NCQA, which reviews satisfaction surveys, preventive measures, physician credentialing, member services and improvement initiatives.*

Both our Northern and Southern California regions were the only health plans in California identified by the NCQA in its list of the best health care programs in the Pacific States. (NCQA's The State of Health Care Quality 2003)

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations accredits all Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in California.

For the seventh straight year, no other health plan has earned higher ratings from the California Cooperative Health Reporting Initiative on more measures than Kaiser Permanente. The annual ratings measure clinical quality and member satisfaction. (CCHRI Report on Quality 2003)

Our Northern California region received more three-star "Excellent" ratings than any other health plan surveyed by California's Office of the Patient Advocate on California's Quality of Care Report Card 2003-04.

* Commercial HMO and Medicare-contracted product lines: April 2003.