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Overview

Tehama County Health Services Agency

Application Deadline: September 17, 2021 at 5PM
Full-Time
The department currently has one (1) vacancy
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Licensed Vocational Nurse I/II, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.

SALARY
Licensed Vocational Nurse I $21.91 – $26.70 Hourly / $1,752.80- $2,136.00 Biweekly
Licensed Vocational Nurse II $24.19 – $29.47 Hourly / $1,935.20 – $2,357.60 Biweekly
Bilingual Incentive pay is +7.5% above the LVN I or II salary.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:
Tehama County Health Services Agency is committed to a healthy community. We provide integrated services to Tehama County residents through education, prevention, assessment, intervention, treatment, and follow up. Our staff are valued for their contributions to client care, whether they work in direct services or are in key support roles. We collaborate, communicate, and support each other so we can focus on what’s most important, the overall health of our clients.
Every position is a key position at Health Services. We value input, good communication, and collaboration within our organization as well as with our agency partners. If you would enjoy working with people who are committed to the health of our residents, then our agency would like to hear from you.

DESCRIPTION:
Performs routine client care, vocational nursing care and/or rehabilitative treatment services to clients in outpatient, the Crisis Intervention Clinic (CIC), community and correctional settings. May provide leadership to assigned staff. Performs related duties as assigned.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

  • Provides effective client care and vocational nursing duties and, as required, monitors and charts vital signs changes dressings administers medications and treatments as ordered by physicians notifies supervisor and/or physicians of any changes in client conditions
  • Collects various specimens and cultures performs blood glucose tests fills out nursing observation sheets and reports
  • May perform duties as treatment nurse, including assessing, cleansing and dressing wounds, skin tears, abrasions, lesions, etc., and implementing appropriate treatments
  • Maintains client charts and prepares comprehensive, accurate and timely documentation of all medications and treatments administered implements oral and written orders received from physicians
  • Assists in the feeding of clients supervises and assists with serving of meals and clean-up and food storage after meals
  • Provides crisis counseling to clients at the Crisis Intervention Clinic (CIC)
  • Completes audits of crisis stabilization services; Provides referrals, crisis intervention, and assistance to individuals contacting the CIC via phone or walk-in
  • Receives and responds to client/family member inquiries and concerns regarding clients’ care and condition
  • Attends in-service sessions, continuing education programs and staff meetings attends and participates in client care planning meetings
  • Assists in processing client admissions and discharges, including listing and storing of valuables assists with postmortem arrangements as needed
  • Performs and documents client assessments
  • Orders medications maintains an accurate inventory of supplies orders and restocks supply room
  • Assists in cleaning and maintaining medical instruments and equipment
  • Launders linens and client clothing, and makes client beds as needed; Maintains a safe, clean and orderly environment for clients, personnel and visitors
  • Meets department standards for productivity and related documentation requirements for third party reimbursement
  • Reports documented or suspected abuse and neglect as mandated by law
  • Compliance with all provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
  • Compliance with all relevant laws and regulations regarding confidentiality
  • May provide leadership to staff; Performs related work as required
  • Bilingual Candidates: Translates, interprets and otherwise communicates with members of the Spanish speaking community.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Applicable Federal, State, County, Department, and Division laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Office procedures and equipment, computers, basic mathematics, proper spelling and grammar usage
  • Nursing principles, practices and procedures
  • The methods, procedures, tests, equipment and tools used in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses
  • Daily hygiene care of clients; First aid care and treatment
  • The methods, procedures and policies of the County Health Services Agency as appropriate; Leadership concepts and principles;
  • Safety protocols for the use of medical equipment and instruments and the handling of patients and biomedical waste; Techniques for dealing effectively with and providing a high level of customer service to all individuals contacted in the course of work

ABILITY TO:

  • Lead and instruct personnel as assigned to participate in the training of department staff
  • Assess physical/psychological conditions and interview clients to obtain medical history, deal effectively with manipulative, hostile, or antisocial behavior, work in an institutional setting and learn to apply institutional rules, policies and regulations
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software programs
  • Make sound, educated decisions
  • Maintain significant flexibility in daily operations and decision making
  • Read and interpret complex materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work
  • Work independently and as a team member
  • Organize and manage multiple duties, and working within time constraints
  • React calmly and professionally in emergency, emotional and/or stressful situations
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone and in writing

LICENSE & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• A valid California driver’s license
• Certification of registration as a Licensed Vocational Nurse issued by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
• Must complete periodic continuing education coursework as required to maintain active licensure
• Must possess, or be willing to obtain, national provider identifier (NPI); requires CPR certification
• Must successfully complete an extensive and thorough law enforcement background investigation
Bilingual Candidates:

  • Must pass a Merit Systems Services written and/or oral bilingual proficiency test (or other appropriate test selected by the County) to qualify

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Visit www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tehama

For questions about this recruitment contact:
Kellie Gore
530-528-3284 | Kellie.Gore@tchsa.net

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None