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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Job ID 
2017-1263
Job Locations 
US-CA-Thousand Oaks
Category 
Nursing
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Shift 
Morning (AM)
Min 

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Overview

United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) is a leading non-profit company in caring for individuals with developmental disabilities. UCPLA provides services, programs, resources, and support groups for individuals with special needs including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down syndrome, and other developmental delays. At UCPLA, we believe that each client is special and unique in their own way and they all deserve quality service and care.

 

UCPLA is ready to help you build a rewarding career in a large non-profit direct care setting. Help us make a difference. Opportunities for growth available. We offer benefits to full-time staff.

 

UCPLA is currently hiring Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) to care for individuals with developmental disabilities. As a LVN, you will be responsible for medication passes, client charting, basic wound care, making and/or attending doctor’s appointments, recording vital signs, collecting specimens ordered, and preparing clients for physical exam rounds. Working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, you will have the unique opportunity to build your healthcare career and develop relationships with our clients.

Responsibilities

  • Passes medications and monitors/reports any changes in clients' health/condition
  • Administers treatments such as oxygen, eye drops, topical ointments, nebulizer, etc.
  • Ensures feeding plans are followed
  • Performs basic and vital assessments and implements care plans
  • Processes monthly cycle medications
  • Schedules doctors’ appointments
  • Ensures specialist referrals and appointments are properly scheduled
  • Attends and transports clients to appointments in company van as directed
  • Prepares client charts for doctor rounds
  • Receives and records doctors’ orders
  • Assists physician on rounds

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an approved school of vocational nursing
  • Must be currently licensed by the California State Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
  • Valid California driver's license and proof of insurance
  • At least 6 months’ work experience as an LVN
  • Experience in the care and treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities preferred
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate and work professionally and cooperatively with others
  • Ability to successfully pass all employee screening requirements, including criminal background check, drug screening, physical exam, and provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • Ability to run, push, pull, bend, squat, kneel, lift, and transfer clients (with assistance of others and mechanical lift)

 

We offer competitive starting salaries and benefits to full-time staff: Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Life Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Paid Holiday, Vacation, and Sick Leave Benefits, Referral Bonus Plan, and Retirement Plan.

 

UCPLA is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates. UCPLA also considers qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in the City of L.A. pursuant to the L.A. Fair Chance Ordinance.