Job Description

Payroll Title:
VOC NURSE SR
Department:
Owen Clinic
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Hillcrest Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
80%
Union:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Mon - Fri

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#119320 (LVN) Sr. Licensed Vocational Nurse - Owen Clinic

Initial Review Date: Thu 12/1/2022

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/7/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/19/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the LVN or Sr. LVN level.

DESCRIPTION

UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 10% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the "gold standard" for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas, which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical outcomes. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

Under the direct supervision of a registered nurse in the Owen Clinic, the Vocational Nurse performs a wide variety of patient care activities in support of clinic activity. This includes prioritizing and assisting in patient triage processing, preparation and assistance with patient examinations, administering medications, drawing blood, collecting and preparing laboratory tests, provider inbox management, prior authorization, and patient education. Position requires initiative with ability to work in a busy HIV primary care practice.

The successful candidate will have experience working with mental health, substance abuse, and vulnerable populations. Must be able to prioritize critical demands and the ability to work in a team environment. Job standards are to be performed at the expert level.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) issued by the state of California.

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Requires knowledge of universal precautions and proper use of body mechanics.

  • Ability to take initiative, prioritize critical demands and work in a team environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • One (1) year of Primary Care/Outpatient Ambulatory experience.
  • ACLS and/or ART.
  • Previous HIV patient care experience or experience providing care to vulnerable populations.
  • Electronic medical record experience.
  • Certification in Intravenous Therapy issued by the state of California (LVN IV).
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT).
  • Bilingual in both English and Spanish

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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Application Instructions

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