VA-Palm Desert -
The VA LVN is responsible for providing nursing care to patients who present with urgent, emergent, or potential health problems; utilizes knowledge of basic nursing principles, practices, and ethics. A back up resource for the Lead LVN, MA/PSR’s, RNCM’s, physicians, and other departments regarding VA policies and procedures. Performs other duties as needed.
Graduate of a school of Vocational Nursing or current California state licensure required. One year LVN experienced required. Current and unrestricted California LVN license required. Basic life support approved by the American Heart Association, phlebotomy and IV certification required. Able to read; write legibly; speak in English (and Spanish preferred) with professional quality; use computer and software programs necessary to the position; troubleshoot and calibrate patient care equipment. Able to relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others; be assertive and consistent in following and/or enforcing policies; work calmly and respond courteously when under pressure; lead, supervise, teach, and collaborate. Able to accept direction; perform basic math functions; manage multiple assignments effectively; work well under pressure; problem solve; organize and prioritize workload; recall information with accuracy; pay close attention to detail. Able to distinguish colors and smells as necessary for patient care; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the telephone; identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the work place/patient care; see adequately to read computer screens, medical records, and written documents necessary to position; discern temperature variances through touch.