Job No: 505869 Work Type: Staff Location: Pomona Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Health Professionals, Temporary, Full Time, Part Time, Time Varies
Type of Appointment: Temporary or Temporary, Hourly, Intermittent (THI)
Collective Bargaining Unit: CSUEU Unit 2
Licensed Vocational Nurse I Salary Range: $3,338 - $6,003 per month
Licensed Vocational Nurse II Salary Range: $3,622 - $6,989 per month
A valid license as a Vocational Nurse issued by the State of California
Student Health & Counseling Services is an organizational unit within the Division of Student Affairs. The unit strives for excellence in student services by adhering to the Themes and Values adopted by the Division (i.e., a Student-Centered Philosophy, Teamwork, Interconnectedness, Quality Contact, Passion, Compassion, Integrity, and Flexibility). The mission of Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) is to promote academic and personal success and help students develop healthy lifestyles by providing student-centered, professional, and quality medical, psychological, and health education services to our diverse community. Student Health & Counseling Services provides ambulatory health care and health education programs for the students of the university.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
LVN I : The LVN provides student-centered competent patient care in accordance with Student Health & Counseling Services procedures; provides nursing assessment, observation and intervention in any patient care areas of Student Health Services; interviews patients 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. The incumbent takes 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 skins tests; perform electrocardiograms and pulmonary function testing; conduct irrigations; observe and record drug reactions; apply and change dressings; measuring and fitting for crutches and teaching patients to walk with crutches; ear lavage; and similar treatments and procedures; support general health center maintenance activities such as cleaning and sterilizing equipment and instruments, setting up treatment trays, changing linen in examination and treatment rooms, 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.
LVN II: Under the supervision of a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or physician, the LVN II performs the full range of LVN nursing and patient care functions, but is distinguished the assignment of lead duties for other Licensed Vocational Nurses and/or clinic support staff. Additionally, LVN II's may oversee clinic operations and coordinate specialty clinics and/or provide case management related to a specialty area, especially if they possess additional training or certification in a specialty area because of the role they play in coordinating staff and clinic operations, incumbents often are involved in the development and implementation of nursing and patient care services, policies and procedures.
LVN I: A high school diploma or its equivalent is required. In addition, 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)
Licensing/Certification Requirements: Possess and maintain a valid license as a Vocational Nurse issued by the State of California. Incumbents also may be required to possess and maintain valid CPR/AED certification and/or IV certification as appropriate for the assigned duties.
LVN II: A high school diploma or its equivalent is required, as well as 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). In addition, incumbents must possess and maintain specialized training and/or related certifications. Incumbents must possess experience necessary to successfully perform work in the specialty which typically requires a minimum of three to four years of progressive experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, including some experience in the specialty area.
Licensing/Certification Requirements: Possess and maintain a valid license as a Vocational Nurse issued by the State of California. Incumbents at this level also are expected to possess and maintain certification for intravenous therapy as defined by the BVNPT. Additionally, incumbents may be required to possess and maintain valid CPR/AED certification as appropriate for the assigned duties.
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; use applicable health center automated systems as needed to perform duties; maintain effective working relationships with practitioners and other health center support staff; maintain patient confidentiality in compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations; and be sensitive to and communicate effectively with patients from diverse backgrounds.
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who physically access campus facilities or programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes obtaining a COVID-19 booster dose, or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/11030468/latest.
Out of State Work
The California State University (CSU) system is a network of twenty-three public universities providing access to a 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/.
Cal Poly Pomona will make a conditional offer of employment, 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 to any criminal conviction history, considering such factors 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. See policy at https://www.cpp.edu/eoda/employee-labor//documents/employment-policies/hr2017-17.pdf.
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.
The person holding this position may be 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/.
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), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at: https://www.cpp.edu/campus-safety-plan.shtml.
Cal Poly Pomona consistently ranks among the best universities in the country when it comes to quality education, affordability and career prospects for graduates. As an inclusive polytechnic university, we cultivate success through experiential learning, discovery and innovation. U.S News noted Cal Poly Pomona was eighth most diverse among regional universities in the West and tenth most diverse in the nation. Nowhere else can students ride an Arabian horse, practice on a Steinway piano, bring a new product to market, and build a liquid-fueled rocket.