DATE: March 30, 2021
 
POSITION: Health Center Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) – Full Time Regular
 
LOCATION: Corporate Office – Gardena, CA
 
DUTIES: The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) assesses patients and provides nursing care in accordance with physicians orders and treatment objectives and as instructed by supervisor.
 
Role and Responsibilities
  • Observe and record patient behavior.
  • Participate specialty vaccination and testing clinics.
  • Conduct comprehensive assessment of patients’ physical, mental, and psychosocial needs.
  • Develop care plans to prevent disease exacerbation, improve outcomes, increase patient engagement in self-care, decrease risk status, and minimize hospital and ED utilization.
  • Assist patients in navigating the health care system: coordinate specialty care, follow-up on test results, coordinate pharmacy services for specialty medications, etc.
  • Collect patient health history.
  • Document in electronic medical record system (such as eClinicalWorks).
  • Counsel and educate patients and their families on treatment plans.
  • Keep accurate inventory and management of medications and vaccine products.
  • Administer medications and vaccines as ordered in the patient chart.
  • Answer inquires, provide information, and resolve complaints from providers, patients, or other agencies in regard to specialty care.
  • Review status on Treatment Authorization Request (TARs) and any other authorizations or requirements of manages care organizations to assure compliance with health plan programs.
  • Cooperatively work with outside agencies to help patients apply for alternate resources when appropriate.
  • Collaborate with clinical staff and the Quality Management department in reviewing, managing, and follow up on tracking systems for metrics.
  • Research ways to improve healthcare processes and improve patient outcomes.
  • Maintain and foster relationships with community providers, agencies and organizations involved in care for patients.
  • Works collaboratively as a team member with all staff members.
  • Promote and believe in BHS mission statement.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Active Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or greater clinical license in California without restrictions.
  • Possession of current California Driver’s License.
  • Experience in training clinical and administrative staff
  • Demonstrate skills in conducting comprehensive nursing assessment and care plan development, various health screenings, clinical system design and development, project management, and relationship building.
  • Experience using behavioral strategies including motivational interviewing and self-management support.
  • Ability to build collaborative support system with community agencies and organizations.
  • Ability to demonstrate/convey respect for cultural and lifestyle diversities of clients and staff.
  • Ability to present to diverse communities/populations, at all levels of internal/external organizations.
  • Ability to recognize personal issues that may have an impact on job performance and interactions with clients.
  • Ability to note documentation in electronic medical record system.
  • Ability to relate to the public regardless of racial, ethnic, economic, sexual orientation, and gender identity status.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proven track record of, and ability to demonstrate ethical and professional standards of behavior.
  • Basic knowledge of referrals, both in and out of the BHS treatment system.
  • Basic knowledge and experience in utilizing Microsoft Office, specifically MS Word and Excel.
  • Experience working for a community clinic, with Medi-Cal (Medicaid) and Medicare, or underserved patient communities in a healthcare setting.
 
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of drug and alcohol dependency, mental health, family systems and 12-Step/recovery resources in the community.
  • Experience participating in Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care.
  • Able to speak, understand, and communicate in Spanish
  • 2 years of experience as an LVN or similar professional degree.
 
Physical Demands:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard reach.
  • Light to moderate lifting is occasionally required (up to 25 lbs.)
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to travel locally to clinical sites including, but not limited to: Santa Ana, East LA, Wilmington, Carson, and Hawthorne.
 
Work Environment:
  • Moderate noise  (i.e. office with computers, printers, phone, light traffic)
  • Professional office environment.

APPLICATIONS: Current BHS employees who are interested in this position may apply by submitting an "Employee Request for Transfer". The request must be received no later than the closing date of this recruitment. Internal applicants will be accepted after that time only if other applications are still being accepted and considered.

Other applicants may email resume to jobs@bhs-inc.org or FAX (310) 679-4621, or apply in person at 15519 Crenshaw Blvd., Gardena, CA.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

 

BHS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

BHS will consider applicants with criminal history as required.