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Lead LVN Advocate (The People Concern)

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Position: Lead LVN Advocate
Location: SOLAR

SUMMARY:

The Lead LVN Advocate will take a leadership role in medication and health issues in the Recuperative Care program and will ensure the quality and adequacy of nursing services provided to members.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Collaborate with NP to create/update nursing guidelines/protocols for medical and healthcare needs
2. Assist with the hiring, supervision and scheduling of nursing staff, ensuring that all applicable policies are maintained at all times
3. Provide all necessary training for new and existing staff
4. Able to work closely and professionally with the contracted registry for scheduling needs
5. Responsible for maintaining ethical standards and continued professional growth
6. Assist with the processing of new member referrals
7. Provide medication consultation to staff and members as requested
8. Assist with the maintenance of medical supplies/equipment
9. Develop and conduct Health/Wellness and Medication Management groups
10. Develop and implement nursing care plans and maintain medical records
11. Direct and monitor the personal care duties and nursing care procedures carried out by LVNs/CNAs of the assigned team
12. Assist LVNs/CNAs with direct care of residents, as necessary
13. Coordinate and assign tasks and duties the activities of all nursing and supplemental staff based on established protocols, policies and procedures
14. Follow the Plan of Care for each resident, and monitor the performance of nursing staff in implementation of the care plan
15. Monitor and clinically directs special programs such as infection control and medication management
16. Maintain confidentiality of member files per HIPAA and all applicable guidelines
17. Participates in interdisciplinary planning meetings and recommends changes in nursing and health care programs and/or In the care clients
18. Administer/monitor medications and treatments to assigned residents as ordered by the treating provider and utilizing the five rights as applicable
19. Report to Nurse Practitioner or Director unusual symptoms, changes of condition, daily needs, and progress of residents
20. Management of controlled substances and responsible for all aspects of the storage and distribution of these medications; ensure proper and safe placement and use of medications stored in medication cart, stock medication cupboards, medication room refrigerator, and narcotic cabinets
21. Document as required in care plans, Nursing Notes, Medical Administration Records, Treatment Records, and other records
22. Maintain medication logs and medication storage in compliance with safety standards and industry standards of care
23. Coordinate medication support services with staff and provide direct linkage and/or support to advocates to ensure that members attend medical appointments

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Proof of graduation from an approved nursing program with an associate’s degree or equivalent
2. Current, California license as an Licensed Vocational Nurse with a clear license
3. Minimum two years’ experience in a leadership role working with clients experiencing mental illness, chronic homelessness, and substance abuse; OR, Minimum two years’ experience in a leadership role in a SNF or a subacute medical stepdown program
4. Able to supervise and work well with other personnel
1. Detail oriented with excellent time management, organizational, written, verbal, interpersonal, teambuilding, and computer skills
2. Able to demonstrate acceptance toward members and a high degree of cultural sensitivity to their needs
5. Able to perform tasks to established standards of excellence
6. Able to physically lift, move, and position members as needed
7. Able to manage multiple tasks, projects, and priorities effectively while working independently
8. Able to demonstrate acceptance toward members and a high degree of cultural sensitivity to their needs
9. Able to develop patient care programs within the clinical policies and program objectives and relating them to the funding requirements
10. Able to obtain and maintain CPR/1st Aid certification
11. Current, valid California Driver’s License with auto insurance and an acceptable driving record
12. Experience completing medication logs to accepted industry standards
13. Bilingual in Spanish preferred

Apply
https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=LC374
OR
Mail salary expectations, cover letter, and resume to
The People Concern Human Resources
2116 Arlington Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
OR
Fax: 323-940-4759

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