Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of a registered nurse, provides care within
the scope of the Vocational Nurse Practice Act and regulatory
standards. Assists in the assessment, planning, implementation and
evaluation of patient care. Participates in maintaining a safe
patient care environment. Assist with the care and maintenance of
department equipment. Complete and accurate charting of patient
records. Complete and accurate record keeping of equipment and
quality measures. Assist team in direct and indirect patient care
as assigned by department. The LVN must collaborate with other
disciplines of the health care team to ensure the delivery of care
across the continuum, providing timely, safe and quality care.
Responsible for providing a safe, HIPAA compliant environment for
the patient and the staff. Demonstrates competence and sensitivity
in caring for multicultural patients/families by adapting the plan
of care based on cultural needs identified. Demonstrates an ability
to work in a multicultural team environment and is respectful of
the cultural diversity of the workforce and the patients served.
Participates in continuous quality improvement process.
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies
Diversity – Demonstrates ability to work with a diverse
group of people in a manner that enables them to reach their full
potential, in pursuit of organizational objectives.
Technology & Equipment Skills – Maintains knowledge of
technology, tools, equipment and other devices in work area.
Demonstrates competence in technology skills required for the role,
as well as ability to learn and master new skills. For clinical
position this includes equipment and devices pertinent to
treatment, procedures and practice.
Infection Control - Follows all policies and procedures in
place within the department and organization to minimize the risk
of spreading infections.
Interpersonal Skills - Listens to and understands what
others are saying. Establishes effective working relationships with
others, contributing to a climate of mutual respect and
cooperation. Uses language to the situation. Demonstrates
sensitivity and tact, understanding own effect on the motivation,
attitudes and actions of others. Makes favorable first
Job Knowledge – Demonstrates full knowledge and
understanding of concepts and procedures needed to be successful in
the role, including knowledge of applicable department,
organization and external rules and regulations impacting day to
day processes. For clinical positions, this includes clinical
procedures required by department and unit, as demonstrated by
unit-based competency testing.
Oral/Written Communication - Ability to speak and write
effectively, demonstrates fundamental command of language,
communicates well using all mediums.
Patient Documentation – Prepares and delivers patient
information in a manner that is consistent with the requirements of
the role. Includes what happens during a clinical visit with
patients, why a procedure or service is being performed and/or why
a particular device is being used.
Patient Safety – Embraces the principle of keeping patients
safe by following safety policies and procedures, treating people
with respect, and speaking up in Patient Safety related
Travel – Position may require local travel between various
Organization Behavioral Competencies
Trust & Accountability
Demonstrates honest and ethical behavior. Takes
responsibility for both words and actions. Acts with
integrity. Maintains patient confidentiality.
Uses resources, equipment and finances appropriately.
Demonstrates the functional and technical skills to do the job
effectively. Willing and actively shares his/her knowledge
with others. Accepts changes and adapts to new situations and
Delivers superior customer service consistent with the Hoag
Experience. Displays a professional image.
Demonstrates tact, diplomacy and understanding when dealing with
difficult situations. Listens and asks questions to
understand patient and customer needs. Builds relationships
with internal customers and employees. Admits mistakes and
takes service recovery to steps to ensure any issues or problems
are quickly addressed. Ensures that all information and
services provided are safe, accurate, and available in a timely
manner and meet regulatory requirements.
Brings forth creative ideas (one’s own or others) to address
patient, physician, customer, and community needs. Looks for
creative or new ways to improve efficiencies and reduce
costs. Adopts new processes, techniques and methods.
Stays current with technologies and advances in his/her area,
department and/or field.
Education and Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent
Graduate of Licensed vocational nurse training program
One or more years of experience in a healthcare care
Basic keyboarding skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office
Suite, including Outlook, Word and Excel
Basic knowledge of medical terminology
Home Health: At least one (1) year of experience in the
area of public health or home care nursing. Must be a
licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance
with state and/or organization requirements and is in good working
Hospice: Community health/hospice or medical/surgical
experience is preferred. Understands philosophy of hospice
concept. Also understands needs of the terminally ill.
Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in
accordance with state and/or organization requirements and is in
good working order.
Current LVN License to practice in the State of California
Current BLS Certification