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Vocational Nurse - Cancer Center - Surgery - F/T - Days at Careers | UC Irvine Health - 12010

Updated: January 18, 2019

Job Description & Salary Range

UC Title:                                     Vocational Nurse

Position Number:                      10007716

Reports to:                                 Administrative Nurse IV

Working Title:                            Vocational Nurse

Cost Center:                              Cancer Center - Surgery (7704)

Bargaining Unit:                       EX

FLSA:                                          Nonexempt

Job Code:                                  8917

Date Created:                            01/11/2019

Shift:                                           Day Shift

Hours:                                         40.00

 

Position Summary: 

The incumbent performs assigned nursing procedures, taking vital signs, collecting and processing specimens for analysis, and assisting physicians with examinations and treatments. Incumbent observes, records and reports the physical and mental condition of patients.

 

Salary Range: 

 

Rate    Minimum  $24.23   Midpoint  $27.16   Maximum  $30.09

 

 

Essential Job Functions:

The identification of essential functions below is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties that may be assigned to this position, nor does it restrict the duties which may be assigned to this position if such duties reasonably relate to the position.

 

% Effort

Administers patient treatments or procedures in a safe, effective and age appropriate manner, and in compliance with all policies, protocols, and regulations.  Accurately takes and records vital signs including temperature, pulse, weight, respiratory rate and blood pressure, documenting appropriately.  Administers medications in a safe, effective and age appropriate manner, and in compliance with all policies and regulations.

50%

 

Assesses and documents the patient's physical and psychosocial condition initially and on an ongoing basis.  Accurately evaluates and documents the patient/family response to care.  Documents patient observations/care appropriately in the computer, on the flow sheets, or wherever appropriate.

30%

 

Collects, labels and sends to laboratory for analysis specimens such as sputum and urine.  Appropriately communicates and documents lab results.

10%

 

Conducts effective patient/family teaching.  Documents all patient education.

10%

 

Total Effort:

100%

 

 

Core Organizational Functions:  

ACCOUNTABILITY: Responsible for the achievements and success of UC Irvine Health. Follows through and meets commitments; accountable for own actions and supportive of colleagues; presents self in appearance and actions in a manner that conveys professionalism and pride in area of responsibility;  projects a positive presence and ensures that work related or personal frustrations are kept separate from patient care and professional activities; takes responsibility for problems and solutions;  follows existing policies and procedures.

EXCELLENCE: Committed to achieving the highest level of excellence in patient care, discovery and education. Demonstrates pride; practices humility; embraces greatness;  encourages and praises others for work well done;  learns to grow developing self and others personally and professionally; is  accurate and strives for excellence; creates a positive and productive work climate.

INNOVATION: Seeks ideas and approaches that can change the way the world discovers, teaches and heals. Approaches work creatively and continuously looks for new and flexible ways to solve problems; encourages and implements ideas to improve safety, customer service and operational performance; works to create efficient and effective systems so that  time is not spent repeating and fixing problems; initiates and supports change.

INTEGRITY: Tells the truth and strives to earn the trust of those around us. Takes pride in their work, being honest and accountable in their words and actions; meets or exceeds department defined service expectations; makes the right decision in the best interest of UC Irvine Health.

RESPECT: Foster an environment of mutual respect and trust among ourselves and with all whom we serve. Is always compassionate and empathetic for both patients and team members;  makes eye contact, smiles and or greets every individual using the individual’s name, if known; treats all guests and co-workers with the utmost respect, dignity, courtesy and respects their confidentiality; arrives to meetings on time; keeps personal conversations with other employees offstage, out of earshot of patients and visitors.

SERVICE: Collaborates to effectively and compassionately serve our patients, each other and the community. Anticipates customer’s needs; maintains a calm, quiet, healing environment;  accepts assignments graciously and carries out duties with pride;  recognizes that every individual has an area of expertise and his/her contribution is valuable;  keeps patients, families, customers and team members informed about time, thanks the person for waiting, and apologizes for delays.

 

Required Qualifications:

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the HealthSystem

Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload

Basic Life Support

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job

Must possess the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual skill in Spanish or Vietnamese or Chinese

Knowledge of University and medical center organizations, policies, procedures and forms

Understanding of JCAHO requirements

 

Physical, Mental & Environmental Demands:

To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

 

 

 

 
 
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101 The City Drive
Orange , CA , United States
92868
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