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Licensed Vocational Nurse - OP Nursing - Temporary -...
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Kaiser Permanente | Modesto, CA
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Job Description

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.

Essential 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.
* Team Commitment
* Is an effective team member who is flexible, cooperative, and willing to assist others.
* Manages difficult or conflict situations constructively and seeks appropriate assistance.
* Takes accountability for own actions.
* Acts as a resource and mentor to new employees, students, and other team members.
* Actively participates in departmental professional development activities.
* Adheres to Attendance Policy.
* Supports a collaborative labor-management partnership environment.
* Supervisory Responsibilities
* This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
* Compliance Accountability
* Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (KP-s code of conduct) by maintaining confidentiality, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and KP policies and procedures.
* Competencies
* To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies :
* Analytical - Collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data.
* Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions.
* Customer Service - In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.
* Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality; treats co-workers, patients, and facility visitors with respect.
* Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification to ensure that instructions and requests are fully understood.
* Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; reads and interprets written information.
* Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit; balances team and individual responsibilities.
* Physical Demands
* The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
* While performing the duties of this Job, the incumbent is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The incumbent is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The incumbent must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
* Work Environment
* The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an incumbent encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
* While performing the duties of this Job, the incumbent is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. Frequent exposure to patients who may be experiencing a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
* In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.

Basic Qualifications:


* Minimum six (6) months acute care and/or related outpatient experience within past four (4) years.
* Minimum one (1) 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.
* Basic Life Support (BLS) required.

Additional Requirements:

* Additional certification maybe required based upon department needs within six (6) months of hire (PALS, ACLS, NALS).
* 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:

* N/A.

Primary Location: California,Modesto,Modesto 3800 Dale Medical Offices 3800 Dale Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 30 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon-Fri, Week 1 8:30 to 5:30 Orientation 8/19 thru 8/23 then the assignment starts 9/21 through 11/22; Two Saturdays required Sept 21 and Sept 28. Schedule and location may change due to members needs. Working Hours Start: 12:15 PM Working Hours End: 6:15 PM Job Schedule: Part-time 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: Flu Clinic Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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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.