Job Description

Payroll Title:
VOC NURSE SR
Department:
FAC PRAC PRIMARY CARE
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
La Jolla Ambulatory Clinics
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
80%
Union:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 Hour Shifts, Monday - Friday

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

#119763 Resource Licensed Vocational Nurse

Initial Review Date: Wed 11/23/2022

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 11/04/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/16/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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 direct supervision of the clinic manager and the general supervision of the clinic providers and licensed nursing staff, performs a wide variety of patient care activities in support of clinic activity requiring specific knowledge and training in patient care duties within business and professions code of the State of California and/or TJC regulations. Duties include but are not limited to patient triage processing, preparation, and assistance with patient examinations, administering medications, drawing blood, collecting and preparing laboratory tests, and patient education. As needed, the LVN Resource assists with front office functions including patient scheduling, environmental care functions, equipment/supply management, and cleaning/disinfecting the clinic environment. Other duties as required.

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.

  • A minimum of two (2) years previous LVN experience in direct patient care.

  • Skills in accurately taking and recording vital signs, height and weight; administering medication including injections; interviewing patients; and collecting specimens.

  • Knowledge of the normal range of values for vital signs, emergency procedures, and of basic lab and infection control procedures; standard items used to stock exam rooms.

  • Proven knowledge of the patient flow process in order to efficiently monitor appointments, patients and available physicians.

  • Recent experience in a similar role and setting Knowledge in medical terminology, online scheduling, universal precautions, and proper use of body mechanics.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the patient flow process in order to efficiently monitor appointments, patients and available physicians.

  • General knowledge of pharmaceuticals and able to process PARs.

  • Proven ability to serve as a resource and effectively lead and mentor teams. Ability to take initiative, prioritize demands and work in a team environment.

  • Possess the personal characteristics of professionalism, credibility, commitment to high standards, innovation, discriminating judgment and accountability.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Three (3) years of experience in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and/or a Pediatrics environment.
  • Proven front office experience.
  • Experience with EPIC and Cadence module.
  • Experience with Point of Care Testing.
  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma and/or process improvement.
  • Procedures experience.
  • Pediatrics experience.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to work various hours and location based on business needs.

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!

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.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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.

Application Instructions

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