Family in Santa Cruz
POSITION: LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE (Bilingual in English/Spanish required) PROGRAM: ELDERDAY A program of Community Bridges DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse Supervisor, is responsible for the provision of various participant care activities and related professional services necessary to respond to the need for health and personal care of Elderday participants. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Administers care and treatment to participants as necessary and reports on this as directed; maintains standard records of work performed. 2. Assists participants in maintaining optimal level of health by implementing health screening programs; assists in organizing dental and podiatry classes; gives first aid as required. 3. Monitors vital signs (e.g., blood pressure) skin and lung assessment and lower extremity monitoring on regular basis and as needed. 4. Monitors ransom blood sugar values on diabetic as ordered; communicates with RN/Supervisor and physician as needed. 5. Stay up-to-date on the condition of participants by determining and communicating facts based on objectives observation of physiological, emotional and behavioral changes. 6. Administers medications to participants as needed; documents medications records daily. 7. Reads and maintains TB records on all participants , staff and volunteers. 8. Under the supervision of the RN/Supervisor, provides direction to the Nursing Assistant. 9. Assists in the maintenance of Physical activity and exercises, and with activities of daily living such as eating., toileting and, if necessary, showering and maintaining personal hygiene. 10. Assists in the daily activities of Elderday program, such as helping with meals and clean up. 11. Initiates procedures for emergency based on professional judgment and technological knowledge. 12. Participates in the maintenance of a safe, healthful, and clean day care center environment. 13. Assists in conducting nursing assessments and reassessments of participants, and maintaining up-to-date nursing records. 14. Communicates with participants personal physician and caregivers as appropriate. 15. Treats participants with respect and dignity; maintains confidentiality at all times. 16. Communicates effectively and respectfully with people from different racial. Ethics and cultural groups and from different backgrounds and lifestyles; demonstrates a knowledge of sensitivity to their needs. 17. Performs other duties as assigned. Job descriptions are intended to be illustrative only; they are not designed to be restrictive or to define each and every assigned duty and responsibility. In an organization of this nature, each employee is expected to perform such duties as necessary to fulfill the stated goals of the agency EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of: of practices and techniques of vocational nursing, of first aid and sterile techniques. Working knowledge of: medical terminology, use and care of nursing equipment and supplies, Chicano/Latino cultural medical practices and beliefs. Ability to: apply licensed vocational nursing principles and techniques competently; administer medications and injections; provide sympathetic care; keep accurate records and charts; understand and carry out oral and written directions; maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; communicate effectively and respectfully with people from different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and lifestyles, demonstrating a knowledge of and sensitivity to their needs. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Possession of current valid LVN license; Updated CPR certification; Fluent bilingual/biliterate Spanish/English required; Bicultural preferred. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must pass criminal background check PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing, walking, sitting, typing, reaching, bending, moving and/or lifting up to 50 pounds. RATE OF PAY & HOURS: This is a non-exempt, part-time, 20 hr/wk, Monday-Friday position. The salary range is $16.14/hr-$17.25/hr, DOE. The position requires regular on-site attendance. Union: The LVN position is represented by the SEIU bargaining unit. BENEFITS: For employee: paid medical, dental, vision, & life insurance. This benefit package valued at $7065.12/year. First year: 12 vacation days and 13 holidays, with accrual based on 40 hr/wk. Sick leave: Eight hours/month, with accrual based on 40 hr/wk. 4 Wellness Floaters per year after satisfying all eligibility requirements. 401(k) Retirement Plan: Agency matches employee contribution up to 1% of annual salary upon completion of six month employment, effective during open enrollment period. Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Dependent Care Reimbursement Program. Paid lunch! APPLICATION DEADLINE: This recruitment will open until the position is filled. Please submit your Community Bridges by email to , by fax at 831-688-... or in person. Resumes can be submitted but will not be accepted in lieu of employment application please visit our website www.....org to download application. COMMUNITY BRIDGES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion or religious dress and grooming, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, breastfeeding, gender, gender identity/expression, color, marital status, or medical condition.
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