Website Gateway Center of Monterey County Inc
JOB DESCRIPTION TITLE: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) for Intermediate Care Facilities Serving People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ICFs/IID-H). The Licensed Vocational Nurse works closely with the Registered Nurse and Interdisciplinary Team and staff of the ICF’s. The LVN will work with a diverse population with clients with various levels of developmental disabilities. In this role, he/she will be responsible for providing direct care to residents, overseeing the Lead and Direct Support Professionals, and collaborate closely with the Interdisciplinary Team as well as parents, guardians and other care providers.
LICENSURE – CERTIFICATION:
· Must be currently licensed in the State of California as a ‘Vocational Nurse’.
· Must have current ‘CPR’ and ‘First Aid’ certifications.
· Must pass a criminal background clearancesubmitted to and approved by the California Department of Public Health Licensing & Certification.
· Must have a valid California driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier.
· Fingerprint clearance through the Department of Justice.
· Complete and pass a TB test and health screening exam
· Flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine
CLINICAL EDUCATION – EXPERIENCE:
· Graduation from accredited school of nursing or program.
· Must possess no less than one year of LVN experience. Two to five years clinical experience is preferred.
· Experience working with individuals with Developmental Disabilities preferred.
· Excellent assessment skills for health care concerns.
· Knowledge of the roles and practices of the nursing team to include the registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse and direct care staff as well as all ancillary team members within the team of healthcare providers.
· Sound organizational skills.
· Excellent interpersonal, communication and decision-making skills.
· Effective leadership and supervisory skills.
· Effective planner and problem solver.
· Works well individually and with a team and employs fair supervisory practices.
PHYSICAL ABILITY AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
· Physical, mental, and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
· Physical agility to sit, stand, kneel, walk, push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop, and to reach overhead.
· Physical mobility sufficient to move about the work environment for sustained periods of time on hard flooring, climb slopes, stairs, ramps, and to respond to emergency situations.
· Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
· Mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and nursing decisions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: RESPONSIBLITIES
· Maintains the highest professional and ethical standards at all times.
· Provides health care services within the ICF/IID scope of services to clientsto include, but not limited, to other Gateway Center programs, policies and procedures.
· Ongoing assessment and intervention of residents’ acute status changes, as needed.
· Administration of medications.
· Assist RN and QIDP with new hire and ongoing staff training of vital signs, medication administration, and other duties as assigned by RN and QIDP.
· Maintain all data collection forms, notes, and other required documentation.
· Demonstrates effective communication to develop a rapport with clients, their families, and ICF team members and to ensure the fulfillment of requirements for legal documentation and HIPPA compliance.
· Interacts with the physicians and other medical consultants as needed and attend management meetings representing medical staff.
· Supports staff to prevent complications and maintain functions such as the ability to move, eat or perform daily living tasks.
· Communicates with resident QIDP, supervising QIDP, Guardian/Parent/Conservator and document in the client case records. Notifies the QIDP of any changes in signs, symptoms, or client behavior.
· Communicates effectively with management and professional staff outside of the facility, and must be a team builder and leader capable of providing cohesion and direction to other staff in the realization of the agency’s purposes and needs.
· Maintains the confidentiality of all privileged information regarding clients.
PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
· Physical, mental, and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position
· Mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions.
· Ability perform under stressful situations
· Ability to insure the safety and welfare of an individual with physical, medical or behavioral challenges
· Vision sufficient to read handwritten and printed materials, and the display screen of various office equipment and machines
· Hearing sufficient to communicate in person and hold telephone conversations in normal range (approximately 60 decibels)
· Physical agility to sit, stand, kneel, walk, push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop, and to reach overhead
· Physical stamina sufficient to sustain light physical labor for up to 8 hours, sit and/or walk for prolonged periods of time
· Physical mobility sufficient to move about the work environment for sustained periods of time on hard flooring, climb slopes, stairs, ramps, and to respond to emergency situations. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
· On rare occasions may be required to lift a client, up to 200 pounds with assistance