Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse - Pain Clinic

Oceanside, CA 92003

Job Category: Nurse Job Number: 1510 Compensation Range: $67,225.60

Job Description

Recruiting a Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse (LVN/LPN) in Oceanside, California, to provide care to Active Duty military heroes, their family members, and retirees in the Pain Clinic, Comprehensive Pain Management Program in Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. The LVN/LPN position is full-time, Monday - Friday, normally between the hours of 6: 00AM - 6: 00PM, with excellent benefits. The LVN/LPN may be assigned to other clinic locations within the primary assigned Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton local commuting area. The LVN/LPN may be required to travel to provide services or attend off-site training/meetings/symposia; regularly scheduled on-site training may also be required.

  • The LVN/LPN shall provide services within the scope of their competencies and the following:
  • Ensure patient care is carried out in accordance with the Standards of Nursing Care and the policies and procedures of the clinic.
  • Check patients into the clinic and triage using clinic guidelines. Inform the nurse or physician of the patient s condition and potential problems.
  • Obtain and document patient and pertinent family history.
  • Perform a full range of diagnostic support duties which include taking vital signs, collecting specimens, obtaining, recording and tracking results of diagnostic tools.
  • Assist the physician in a variety of diagnostic examinations such as lumbar punctures, colposcopies and sigmoidoscopies, by preparing, positioning and monitoring patients, and setting out and handling instruments and equipment.
  • Perform support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient s condition before, during, and following the procedure.
  • Perform laboratory tests such as checking urine for sugar and stool for blood. Record and report results of test.
  • Perform a range of treatment procedures that include sterile dressing changes, applying compresses, monitoring IV fluids, inserting catheters and suctions, inserting nasogastric tubes, administering medications, giving enemas, setting up and giving treatment that requires auxiliary equipment such as oxygen and suction. Ambulate patients to other areas to include Radiology, various clinics, and physical therapy.
  • Prepare patients for tests, examinations, treatments, and/or surgery. Collect specimens such as urine, sputum and stool. Label specimens for laboratory examinations and follow up by using CHCS/AHLTA or calling the laboratory for reports. Alert provider to conditions which deviate from expected findings.
  • Prepare, start, monitor and discontinue intravenous fluids with accuracy and in accordance with established procedures.
  • Observe, report and document all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments and changes in the patient condition to the registered nurse or physician. Make careful observations to assess that nursing procedures and treatment do not cause additional distress.
  • Perform routine nursing care activities such as taking blood pressures, temperatures, baths and hygiene care, passing and removal of trays, changing of linen, and otherwise assist in the care of the physical needs of the patient.
  • Operate basic equipment required in delivery of patient care such as pumps, IV pumps, oxygen administration apparatus and incentive spirometers.
  • Execute physician s orders within the guidelines of standard nursing practice. Ensure accurate medication is administered in correct form and dosage to the proper patient as directed by the physician.
  • Maintain records of nursing care, dose and time of medication administered, and indicate if the medication was not administered and the reason.
  • Administer immunizations in a safe and accurate manner with strict adherence to all Military/Medical and DoD Treatment Facilities and CDC Immunization policies.
  • Recognize conditions which require isolation. Ensure universal precautions are used in all patient encounters.
  • Recognize emergency situations and assist with, or institute emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patients such as cardiac arrests.
  • Perform preoperative procedures for minor surgery, and fill out pre-op checklist.
  • Assist patients in admission, transfer, and perform discharge planning follow-up and documentation.
  • Support the patient and/or family members toward the achievement of treatment plan goals. Provide instructions to the patient on invasive procedures, surgical procedures and post-surgical conditions which were previously provided to the patient by a nurse or physician.
  • Instruct patients on how equipment is used such as oxygen, suction, cardiac monitor and pulse oximeter. Instruct patients and family on use of prescribed medications, contraindications of medications, and the necessity of proper follow-up care.
  • Provide emotional support to patients and families.
  • Ensure necessary supplies are available and equipment is in functioning order.
  • Handle telephone information requests with courtesy, accuracy and respect for patient confidentiality.
  • Ensure maintenance and re-supply of pharmaceuticals in the clinic using internal supply protocols.
  • Ensure upkeep and perform checks of emergency equipment i.E., oxygen, emergency cart, suction apparatus, etc. And maintain appropriate logs. Inform the Charge Nurse of any discrepancy on daily checks.
  • QUALIFICATIONS OF THE LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE/LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE:Graduation from an accredited nursing educational program.
  • Possess and maintain a current unrestricted license to practice as an LPN/LVN in any one of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Possess a minimum of 1 year of full-time clinical experience within the last 2 years as a LPN/LVN.
  • LVN is required to provide 3 reference letters, one from a supervisor and 2 from peers with a date, full name and address of the person writing the reference letter. The reference letter must be primary source verified and within the past two years that attests to the candidate s competency as pertaining to the position they are applying for.
  • U.S. Citizen (for access to Government computer systems)

  • Competitive salary
  • 17 days paid vacation/sick leave per year
  • 10 paid Federal holidays per year
  • Health & Welfare allowance offsets cost of health, short-term and long-term disability insurance.
  • 401(k) savings plan

ABOUT THE ARORA GROUPThe Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for over 25 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our over healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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