The incumbent is responsible for sustaining an environment of intrinsic good will for the practice while providing optimum services to patients. The incumbent provides licensed medical support to medical care providers as a vocational nurse for the department/clinical team to which it is assigned. The incumbent is supervised by a licensed physician or registered nurse when performing duties within the vocational nurse scope of practice. The incumbent works under the direction of clinic/department management for administrative purposes, including customer service, professional behavior & development, assignment & scheduling of work, and performance of job functions not requiring supervision by an LIP.REQUIRED-At least 2 years of paid LVN experience in a similar setting.-Must be willing to work variable days (including weekends), hours and locations as required to meet business needs of the practice.-Must provide documentation of graduation from an accredited school of vocational nursing, or completion of education and experience as a corpsman in the United States military. -Valid current California licensure as a vocational nurse. -Current CPR certification. -Must pass UCDHS Pharmacology and Venipuncture verification exams. If required by position, must provide proof of valid IV Therapy Certification and must pass the UCDHS IV Therapy verification exam.-Ability to lift, move, and/or position patients as necessary to room them and prepare them for exams and procedures. PREFERRED-Outpatient clinic experience.-ACLS certification.-Pediatric and/or Oncology experience.SPECIAL REQUIREMENT-Skill and ability to perform functions commensurate with training and experience as a licensed vocational nurse, including setting up equipment and instruments; taking and recording vital signs and health statistics; obtaining, labeling and processing specimens, and preparing requisitions for processing; preparing patients for exams and procedures; independently performing and assisting physicians with exams and procedures as described in this position description; performing venipuncture for blood withdrawal as required; administering medications; removing sutures; applying and removing splints; changing sterile and clean dressings; taking throat cultures; assisting with minor surgeries; wound debridement; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; performing all other required exams, procedures and tests within the scope of licensed vocational nurse practice as directed by the provider.-Knowledge of and ability to apply sterile technique, including wrapping and autoclaving surgical instruments. -Knowledge of common medications, indications, dosage ranges, dilutions, side effects, and potential toxicity, and typical allergic reactions.-Knowledge of basic anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, with ability to recognize the abnormal -Knowledge of medical terminology sufficient to communicate effectively with patients, health care providers and insurance company representatives regarding appointments, services, procedures, authorizations and referrals.-Ability to efficiently and accurately use computer system applications for all functions required for the position.-Knowledge of clinic's practices and protocols related to medical records, medical assisting, nursing support, and other business and office procedures.-Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, and guidelines governing medical records; confidentiality, privacy, and provision to others, including HIPAA.-Basic knowledge of health care insurance systems as related to required job functions for this position. -THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
About University of California Davis Medical Center
At the end of 2015, we launched a comprehensive and inclusive process to tap into the broad, diverse knowledge of our entire UC Davis Health community to stimulate new and unique ideas for our next strategic plan.Throughout 2016, hundreds of members of our UC Davis Health family, as well as external friends and partners, took part in conversations and provided valuable input into charting a long-t...erm course for our future that will continue the momentum underway to solidify our position as a top-tier health care organization.With your valuable input and talents, I am excited to launch our six new strategic plan goals. Over the next few years, together we will:Lead Person-Centered Care in the best way, at the best time, in the best place, and with the best teamReimagine Education by cultivating diverse, transdisciplinary, life-long learners who will lead transformation in health care to advance well-being and equity for allAccelerate Innovative Research to improve lives and reduce the burden of disease through the discovery, implementation and dissemination of new knowledgeImprove Population Health through the use of big data and precision healthTransform Our Culture by engaging everyone with compassion and inclusion, by inspiring innovative ideas, and by empowering each otherPromote Sustainability through shared goals, balanced priorities and investments in our workforce and in our communityAt a time when our industry is experiencing some of the most formidable changes ever, these are bold aspirations that will anchor us and provide us with clarity of purpose and a path forward. I am fully confident that we will achieve great success knowing we have a solid plan and areas of focus to guide us.I thank everyone who participated in the planning process for their great input and their dedication to our future success.