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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN)

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN) in Hanford, California.

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN) job is within the military medical system and is a civilian position. Civilian and military personnel work together in the extensive military medical system. The hospitals and medical clinics provide services to the active duty military service members, military retirees, and their families and provide a full range of medical services.

Our employees are our best assets! Come join our team of healthcare professionals where you are valued.

  • Fantastic PTO accrual rate
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Benefit Package (health, dental, and vision plans)
  • Dedication Program Manager to support your employment
  • Monday-Friday
  • Day shifts

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN) Job Overview:

  • Check patients into the clinic and triage using clinic guidelines. Inform the nurse or physician of the patient's condition and potential problems.
  • Obtain and document patient and pertinent family history.
  • Perform a full range of diagnostic support duties which include taking vital signs, collecting specimens, obtaining, recording and tracking results of diagnostic tools.
  • Assist the physician in a variety of diagnostic examinations such as lumbar punctures, colposcopies and sigmoidoscopies, by preparing, positioning and monitoring patients, and setting out and handling instruments and equipment.
  • Perform laboratory tests such as checking urine for sugar and stool for blood. Record and report results of test.
  • Perform a range of treatment procedures that include sterile dressing changes, applying compresses, monitoring IV fluids, inserting catheters and suctions, inserting nasogastric tubes, administering medications, giving enemas, setting up and giving treatment that requires auxiliary equipment such as oxygen and suction. Ambulate patients to other areas to include Radiology, various clinics, and physical therapy.
  • Prepare patients for tests, examinations, treatments, and/or surgery. Collect specimens such as urine, sputum and stool. Label specimens for laboratory examinations and follow up by using CHCS/AHLTA or calling the laboratory for reports. Alert provider to conditions which deviate from expected findings.
  • Prepare, start, monitor and discontinue intravenous fluids with accuracy and in accordance with established procedures.
  • Observe, report and document all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments and changes in the patient condition to the registered nurse or physician. Make careful observations to assess that nursing procedures and treatment do not cause additional distress.
  • Perform routine nursing care activities such as taking blood pressures, temperatures, baths and hygiene care, passing and removal of trays, changing of linen, and otherwise assist in the care of the physical needs of the patient.
  • Operate basic equipment required in delivery of patient care such as pumps, IV pumps, oxygen administration apparatus and incentive spirometers.
  • Execute physician's orders within the guidelines of standard nursing practice. Ensure accurate medication is administered in correct form and dosage to the proper patient as directed by the physician.
  • Maintain records of nursing care, dose and time of medication administered, and indicate if the medication was not administered and the reason.
  • Administer immunizations in a safe and accurate manner.
  • Recognize conditions which require isolation.Ensure universal precautions are used in all patient encounters.
  • Recognize emergency situations and assist with, or institute emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patients such as cardiac arrests.
  • Perform preoperative procedures for minor surgery, and fill out pre-op checklist.
  • Assist patients in admission, transfer, and perform discharge planning follow-up and documentation.
  • Support the patient and/or family members toward the achievement of treatment plan goals. Provide instructions to the patient on invasive procedures, surgical procedures and post-surgical conditions which were previously provided to the patient by a nurse or physician.
  • Instruct patients on how equipment is used such as oxygen, suction, cardiac monitor and pulse oximeter. Instruct patients and family on use of prescribed medications, contraindications of medications, and the necessity of proper follow-up care.
  • Provide emotional support to patients and families.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN) Job Qualifications:

  • BLS
  • Graduation from an accredited nursing educational program
  • LPN/LVN Licensure: current unrestricted license to practice as an LPN/LVN in any U. S. jurisdiction.
  • Minimum of 1 year of full-time clinical experience within the last 2 years as a LPN/LVN.



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