(LVN) Sr Per Diem Vocational Nurse - Urology - 115402
As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.
#115402 (LVN) Sr Per Diem Vocational Nurse - UrologyInitial Review Date: Mon 5/16/2022
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
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 Urology clinic, LVN performs a wide variety of patient care activities in support of patient care. This includes prioritizing and assisting in the patient triage processing, preparation and assistance with urology examinations, administering medications, collection and preparing laboratory tests, patient education and provide assistance with rooming and completing vital in-take of patient when needed. Requires initiative with ability to work in a busy Urology clinic. Ability to prioritize critical demands and the ability to work in a team environment. This also includes pre-procedure data collection, assist physician and team during procedures and assist in post-procedure recovery area.
This position, functioning within the state of California and UCSD scope of practice, administer medications, and participate in patient and family education before and after procedure. This position will also assist with sterile processing of instruments, as well as room turnover, all in compliance with UCSD MCPs. Ability to prioritize critical demands and the ability to work in a team environment. Job standards are to be performed at the expert level.
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.
A minimum of two (2) years of LVN experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of universal precautions and proper use of body mechanics.
- Bilingual: English/Spanish.
- ACLS and/or ART.
- Ambulatory Care experience.
- Experience with Urology nursing procedures such as catheter changes and bladder instillations.
- Experience with sterile processing of instruments.
- Experience with urology procedures, including prostate biopsies and cystoscopies.
- Experience with EPIC/electronic medical record.
- Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
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!
Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.
UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html
UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.