LVN Supervisor - Escalon Clinic

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LVN Supervisor - Escalon Clinic (Escalon Clinic) - Full Time

Location: Escalon, CA

Job Description

The LVN Supervisor is a licensed nurse who has responsibility for the management and delivery of quality patient care for a specified department.  The Supervisor shows evidence of knowledge of nursing theory, principles and procedures, and demonstrates skill, good judgment, and good decision-making in applying these principles in the clinical setting.  Responsible for the planning delivery and evaluation of nursing care that is appropriate to patient age.  The Supervisor is responsible for linking nursing practice and quality improvement with nursing performance.  This position treats/cares for patients of all ages.

  1. Leadership:  Assumes a leadership role and demonstrates the necessary skills to influence others to achieve positive results.  Initiates, supports and facilitates the change process within the organization in harmony with institutional goals and objectives.
  1. Management:  Utilizes effective management principles to provide appropriate patient care in a cost-effective manner.
  1. Nursing Process: Utilizes the nursing process as the basis for nursing practice. Performs nursing assessments and determines diagnosis and expected outcomes.  Verifies patient information for accuracy and takes corrective action when necessary.  Determines outcomes that are measurable, realistic, attainable, and have a time estimate for attainment (ANA Std. Of Care III).  Observes patient minimally, per department standards or as condition warrants.  Maintains awareness of patient and “significant other’s” psychological needs as well as the patient’s needs, and promotes care of the total person.  Recognizes own limitations or other need for assistance; seeks out appropriate personnel and/or supervision (ANA Std. Of Prof. Perf.II).l
Assists providers with diagnostic tests and special procedures.  Reviews providers orders and implements within a reasonable time frame.  Implements nursing interventions consistent with plan of care.  Carries out treatment plan as prescribed by provider.  Complies with the five (5) rights of medication administration. Demonstrates clinical competence with nursing interventions consistent with plan of care.  When in question, notifies provider to prevent misunderstandings or miscommunication.  Makes effective decisions during emergency situations and evaluates the results of actions taken.
  1. Communication:  Utilizes effective communication skills in interpersonal relationships with patients, families, staff, providers, and other members of the health care team.  Provides provider summary accurately and appropriately.  Verifies information with provider when in question. Communicates patient responses and the effectiveness of nursing interventions in order to reduce patient anxiety and promote cooperation and compliance.  Reports patient care or management problems through proper chain of command.  Maintains a calm, professional attitude and interactions while dealing with rapidly changing situations, including emergencies.
Ensures documentation is accurate and completely transcribes all physician orders.  Documents nursing interventions on the patient’s medical records according to established procedures per department protocol, to reflect patient status and condition.  Observes, records and reports any significant deviations to the provider.  Completes the correct use of all forms required in the day-to-day operation of the department.  Maintains legal/medical documents legibly and accurately.
  1. Support:  Able and available to support clinic staff in all core functions of clinic operations, including but not limited to direct patient care, electronic health record navigation, referrals, etc.
  1. Staff development, recruitment, retention and marketing:  Assures timely orientation of staff to hospital and unit/department and monitors staff performance to assure productivity standards are met. Performs nursing assessments and determines diagnosis and expected outcomes. Develops and manages staff, assists in interviewing qualified staff, utilizing EOC principles.  Evaluates competencies and assures current credentialing licensure. Maintains a binder with minutes and attendance for a minimum of ten (10) staff meetings per year, with tracking of problem identification and resolution.


Job Requirements

Minimum Education:
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
Bachelor’s Degree is desirable
High school graduate or equivalent required.
Minimum Experience/Skills:
One (1) year recent experience as Staff Nurse in an acute care facility or clinic setting
Must have documented evidence of sound clinical judgment and technical competence
Must understand principles of universal precautions
Must have knowledge of the nursing process, principles and procedures
In specialized area, must have advanced preparation in areas of clinical practice
Must have an understanding of the nursing service organization, goals and objectives and philosophy
Demonstrable evidence of leadership, teaching ability and communication skills.
Ability to read work product of others, computer/monitor screens, computer printouts
Able to perform basic mathematical calculations
Current California LVN license
Current AHA BLS certification
Physical Demands:
High level of concentration and attention to detail required
Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking
Lifts, positions, pushes up to 50 pounds
Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
Manual dexterity and mobility
Ability to move quickly
Heavy lifting (50 lbs. and over) 50% of the time
Moderate lifting (25-49 lbs.) 25% of the time
Light lifting (under 25 lbs.) 25% of the time
Heavy carrying (50 lbs. and over) 25% of the time
Moderate carrying (25-49 lbs.) 35% of the time
Light carrying (under 25 lbs.) 45% of the time
Must assist with ambulation orthostatic vital signs
Must be able to move heavy patients (up to 350lbs) at times and transfer from gurney to chair
Vision Requirements:
Ability to adjust vision sufficiently to perform duties
Ability to read work product of others, computer/monitor screens, computer printouts
Working Conditions:
Regularly exposed to the risk of contagious and blood borne diseases  
Exposure to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, illness)
Subject to irregular hours
Increased stress due to multiple calls and inquiries
Able to work in spite of frequent interruptions
Computer terminal work
High exposure to communicable diseases and blood borne pathogens, rare exposure to toxic substances such as
radiation, nuclear isotopes, chemotherapeutic agents.