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Licensed Vocational Nurse II

Apply now Job no: 533993
Work type: Staff
Location: Pomona
Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Probationary, Health Professionals, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Type of Appointment: Full-Time, Probationary

Collective Bargaining Unit: California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) – Unit 2

Job Classification: Licensed Vocational Nurse II

Anticipated Hiring Amount: $3,622 – $4,744 per month

Work Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm

 

THE DEPARTMENT

Student Health & Wellness Services is one component of the Student Health and Well-being Cluster within the Division of Student Affairs. This cluster stresses the University's commitment to preventative and holistic well-being approaches to support students and the institution's mission and strategic plan. In addition to Student Health & Wellness Services, this cluster includes Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Disability Resource Center. Student Health and Wellness Services aims to promote students' healthy lifestyles and academic success by providing quality medical, psychological, and wellness services. The department provides ambulatory health care, health education programs, prevention, and healing services to students of Cal Poly Pomona.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Act as the point person to carry out Immunization requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 803 by working under the direction of and in collaboration with the Lead Nurse, Lead Physician, and Director on activities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Review incoming student immunization records to ensure compliance with EO 803.
  • Administer vaccines, perform TB tests, order labs, and follow-up lab results related to immunization compliance.
  • Run queries to identify non-compliant students and place registration holds as indicated.
  • Initiated, monitored, and tracked follow-up communication with students regarding immunization compliance and tuberculosis testing timelines.
  • Counsel and educate patients on matters related to immunization compliance.
  • Schedule appointments for immunizations, titers, and TB testing.
  • Monitor and maintain an adequate inventory of vaccines.
  • Perform monthly documentation of vaccine Inventory Reconciliation.
  • Maintain calibration of temperature monitoring equipment.
  • Identify temperature excursions on the vaccine refrigerator quickly and take immediate action to correct them.
  • Coordinate with programs and departments on campus involved in immunization requirements.
  • Collaborate in planning, coordination, and preparation of immunization clinics.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of immunization related nursing policies and protocols.
  • Provide updates to staff on Best Practice Immunization guidelines and recommendations
  • Primary oversight for Medical Assistants and LVN's during immunization clinics and review of submitted immunization records for compliance with EO 803.
  • In collaboration with the charge nurse, adjust Daily Schedule nursing assignments to meet high demand times for Immunization Clearance.
  • Provides student-centered and culturally competent patient care in accordance with
  • Student Health & Wellness Services procedures. Provides nursing assessment, observation, and intervention in any patient care areas of Student Health Services.
  • Interview the patient to collect data regarding the nature of the patient's condition, including symptoms and signs of illness and/or injury. Assist in patient flow and rooming.
  • Prepare patients for examination by a licensed health care provider and assist in the examination when appropriate. Take vital signs, including temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiration, height, and weight, and make appropriate entries in electronic medical health records. Contribute to the evaluation of individualized interventions related to the care or treatment plan and perform follow-up treatments as requested.
  • Under the orders of a physician or similar licensed practitioner and according to established standardized procedures, may administer medications by various means, including intramuscular and subcutaneous routes. Incumbents may start and superimpose intravenous lines and fluids and administer vaccines provided a prescribed course approved by the Board of Licensed Vocational Nursing and competencies have been verified.
  • Perform TB and other skin tests; Administer allergy injections, medications, immunizations, and IV therapy. Perform electrocardiograms and pulmonary function testing; conduct irrigations; observe and record drug reactions; apply and change dressings; measure and fit for crutches and teach patients to walk with crutches; ear lavage; and similar treatments and procedures.
  • Support general health center maintenance activities such as cleaning, disinfecting, sterilizing equipment, exam rooms, and instruments, setting up treatment trays, and stocking supplies.
  • May be involved in the development and implementation of nursing and patient care services, policies, and procedures.
  • May assist other medical or technical personnel in other clinical departments, such as the laboratory or radiology, and perform specialized nursing duties as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of a state-approved vocational nursing program in an accredited school of vocational nursing or equivalent training and experience as defined by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT).
  • Equivalent to three to four years of progressive responsibility as an LVN, including some experience in the specialty area to successfully perform work in the specialty; possess and maintain specialized training and/or related certifications.
  • Thorough knowledge of nursing care principles and practices pertaining to the scope of practice; anatomy and physiology applicable to assigned duties; basic medications and their effects, as well as potential complications; application and proper use of various medical supplies and equipment used in performing assigned nursing duties; and aseptic techniques and requirements. Working knowledge of California laws and regulations pertaining to LVNs and their scope of practice.
  • Possess broader and specialized knowledge and skills which support running and staffing specialty clinics, providing case management services, and providing patient counseling in the specialty area; broader knowledge of clinic operations and the development and implementation of clinic and nursing policies and procedures; and basic principles of lead work direction.
  • Ability to perform assigned nursing duties and demonstrate appropriate nursing practices; demonstrate proper techniques and skills, competency in performing assigned nursing duties and patient care activities described above; learn related clinic procedures and handle equipment required for patient care in a Student Health Center; understand basic medical terminology; make accurate observations and accurately document a patient's subjective complaint in medical records; exercise correct judgment within the areas of assigned responsibility; follow detailed oral and written instructions; and use applicable health center automated systems as needed to perform duties.
  • The ability to effectively apply specialized skills, possess strong organizational skills, and, if assigned, provide effective lead work direction to specified health center support staff.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Vocational Nurse license issued by the State of California; possess and maintain certification for intravenous therapy as defined by the BVNPT; and may also be required to possess and maintain a valid CPR/AED certification and/or IV certification as appropriate to the assigned duties.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Phlebotomy certificate.
  • Prefer experience using Excel or EMR capability to track patient outcomes.
  • Desire strong organizational skills, ability to initiate process improvement, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to perform assigned nursing duties and demonstrate appropriate nursing practices; demonstrate proper techniques and skills, competency in performing assigned nursing duties and patient care activities described above; learn related clinic procedures and handle equipment required for patient care in a Student Health Center; understand basic medical terminology; make accurate observations and accurately document a patient's subjective complaint in medical records; exercise correct judgment within the areas of assigned responsibility; follow detailed oral and written instructions; and use applicable health center automated systems as needed to perform duties.
  • Knowledge of Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for Pediatric and Adult immunizations. Knowledge of CDC vaccine storage and handling guidelines. Thorough knowledge of nursing care principles and practices pertaining to the scope of practice; anatomy and physiology applicable to assigned duties; basic medications and their effects, as well as potential complications; application and proper use of various medical supplies and equipment used in performing assigned nursing duties; and aseptic techniques and requirements. Working knowledge of California laws and regulations pertaining to LVNs and their scope of practice. Ability to work calmly in a stressful situation. Ability to communicate with a variety of people (students, health care providers, faculty, staff, administrators, community members) in an effective, clear, sensitive, and timely manner. Ability to work in a dynamic environment and demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in meeting student healthcare and operational needs. Freedom from color blindness.

 

Out-of-State Work

The California State University (CSU) system is a network of twenty-three public universities providing access to quality education through the support of California taxpayers. Part of CSU's mission is to prepare educated, responsible individuals to contribute to California's schools, economy, culture, and future. As an agency of the State of California, the CSU's business operations almost exclusively reside within California.   The CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/v2/policy/10899725/latest/. 

 

Background Check

Cal Poly Pomona will make a conditional offer of employment to final job candidates, pending the satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).

The conditional offer of employment may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. 

In determining the suitability of the candidate for the position, Cal Poly Pomona will give an individualized assessment of any information that the applicant submits for consideration regarding the criminal conviction history, such as the nature, gravity, and recency of the conviction, the candidate's conduct, performance or rehabilitation efforts since the conviction and the nature of the job applied for.

For more information, go to https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/13813878/latest/.

 

Employment Eligibility Verification

Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.  See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents.

 

Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA)

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/v2/policy/10927154/latest/.

 

Security & Fire Safety

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), Cal Poly Pomona's Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report are available for viewing at: https://www.cpp.edu/pdfs/annual_security_report.pdf and https://www.cpp.edu/housing/documents/fire_safety_report.pdf.

 

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination

As a federal contractor, Cal Poly Pomona will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. For more information, see the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision poster.

 

CSU Classification

This position is part of the CSUEU bargaining unit, the CSU Classification Standards for this position are located on the following site, https://www.calstate.edu/csu-system/careers/compensation/Pages/Classification-Standards.aspx. The CSU Salary Schedule is located on the following site: https://www.calstate.edu/csu-system/careers/compensation/Pages/salary-schedule-documents.aspx. The classification salary range for this position according to the respective skill level is minimum $3,622 and maximum $6,989 per month. Please refer back to the anticipated hiring range for the appropriate salary rate for this particular position.

 

Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact the ADA Coordinator by email at ADACoordinator@cpp.edu. More information is available at: https://www.cpp.edu/eoda/employee-labor//access-accommodations/index.shtml.

 

EEO

Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University subscribes to the pay transparency nondiscrimination provision and all state and federal regulations that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. More information is available at: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf and at https://www.cpp.edu/eoda/employee-labor/documents/aa-eeo-doc/policy-statement_2022-aap-for-california-state-polytechnic-university-pomona_confidential_20220127.pdf.

 

Other Notices

For other important employment notices, we invite you to visit Cal Poly Pomona's Employment Notices  web page.

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