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Licensed Vocational Nurse - Emergency Department (Full-Time... San Diego

Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego San Diego CA United States

2 months ago

The Emergency Department (ED) LVN is an essential member of our ED team, caring for our medical and behavioral health patients. LVNs support and collaborate with our care team of Physicians, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Social Workers, Child Life Specialists and others to provide safe care for our patients. They assist in the triage areas by gathering vital signs, administering standing... orders/medications, rooming patients and providing comfort care. They can assist with placing peripheral IVs (once certified), urine catheterization, EKGs, splinting, IV bolus administration, POCTS such as streps, urinalysis, glucose checks, covid swabs, urine pregnancy tests, Oral/SQ/IM med administration, and assist with procedure holds for laceration repairs and lumbar punctures etc. They assist with transporting patients to CT, MRI, PICU, the Floor and assist in traumas with CPR, blood retrieval, etc. They also are trained to do intake for our robust behavioral health pediatric population.

Each day within the department is different and LVNs may work in several different zones within one shift. Our LVNs are not given patient assignments within zones but instead support RNs within the specific zones. Successful LVNs are flexible, adaptable, and comfortable with changing hats and responsibilities to assist with the needs of the team. Strong communication and being a team player is key! Comfort with de-escalation techniques and managing challenging behaviors is a plus.

Position Details
• Full-time - 72 hours per two week pay period, with 12-hour shifts
• Evening/night shift, regularly scheduled for 4:00 pm to 4:00 am

About The Department

The Rady Children’s ED is a Level I Trauma Center that consists of 42 beds, including two trauma rooms. We are the only pediatric emergency department within the San Diego region. We have a big team that values strong collaboration and communication across disciplines and is composed of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician’s Assistants, RNs, LVNs, Hospital Unit Clerks, Patient Care Assistants, Behavioral Health Assistants, Social Workers, Child Life Specialists, Behavioral Specialists, and other support staff. We are a busy department, which cares for over 300+ patients each day, with a census of 103,000 patients last year, and a growing population of behavioral health patients.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's Degree or nursing diploma from an accredited LVN program

Current California Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Current BLS for Healthcare Providers, issued by AHA

Preferred Qualifications

One year of experience

At least one year of pediatric experience

Bilingual Spanish

The expected hiring range for this position is $27.39 to $40.68.

A candidate’s placement in the range will be determined based on the terms and conditions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Rady Children’s Hospital is committed to being externally competitive and internally equitable. We demonstrate this commitment by reviewing market data to remain competitive within the nonprofit, healthcare sector
San Diego CA USA

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