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Take Your Vocational Nursing Career to the Next Level in a Role with Autonomy, Flexibility & The Ability to Make an Impact

Work to the Top of Your Talents to Make a Difference in Patients' Lives

Are you a self-motivated and driven LVN who is ready to launch an exciting new career with a company of choice? Here's just a few of the top reasons to align your nursing career with CVHCare: Compassionate, Visionary Healthcare. Providing home care since 2005, CVHCare is a privately-owned corporation dedicated to improving the overall health and independence of patients throughout California. Our comprehensive approach to home care not only benefits our patients, but relieves the stress families feel when coordinating multiple providers under the home care umbrella. Our programs are more convenient, less expensive, and can have the same efficacy as medical care in a hospital, convalescent, or nursing home. CVHCare is accredited by the Joint Commission, certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and licensed by the Department of Public Health.

The Requirements

To meet the basic qualifications for this role you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. To be a good fit for the LVN opportunity, you also should have:
  • A degree from an accredited practical nurse or vocational nursing program. 
  • An active and unrestricted license as a practical nurse or vocational nurse by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). 
  • A current BLS (Basic Life Support) for Healthcare Providers from an accredited AHA source Quick question for you - click here
  • At least one (1) year of professional nursing experience in a clinical healthcare setting. Quick question for you - click here
  • Sufficient computer skills to operate and complete documentation in a timely manner on an Electronic Medical Record system within the probation period.
  • Sufficient knowledge of Medicare regulations. 
  • Sufficient knowledge of home health care operations, self-direction, to be able to work, visit patients and follow CVHCare procedures with minimal supervision.
  • The ability to organize and prioritize workload independently and to case manage and coordinate care with other clinicians.  
  • The ability to communicate clinical observations to the physician and make clinical decisions and complete case management review and evaluation.
  • The ability to build strong trust-based relationships and rapport with patients and families. 
Just as important as your experience and skills will be the following characteristics and competencies:
  • A passion for excellent patient care. 
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills, including:
    • A confident and encouraging bedside manner.
    • The ability to interact effectively with diverse patients and families.
    • A proactive approach to collaborating with multidisciplinary care team members.
    • The ability to communicate clinical observations to the physician.
  • Strong self-motivation and the ability to organize and prioritize workload independently.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and excellent problem-solving skills.
If you drive to visit patients, you will need a current valid driver's license and a registered, insured vehicle. Qualified candidates will be required to pass a background check.

The Role

Overview
As a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), you will be responsible for providing direct patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). Your key responsibilities will include following the plan of care, providing treatments, and working collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet positive patient care outcomes.

Day in the life
The typical workflow for our LVNs actually occurs the day before, when your schedulers input patient information into the clinician’s inbox within the EMR software. From there, you will be responsible for calling each patient to schedule a time and date for your visit. This is where your time management skills will be critical. A routine load is around six patients per day. Home health is an autonomous practice, and you’ll have the opportunity to plan your day around your patients needs and schedules. Once you’ve completed your patient visits for the day, you’ll spend the rest of your time on documentation and follow-up calls. Most visits last an average of an hour or so, but that can vary depending on the complexities and acuity of the case.

The Specifics
Your key responsibilities will be to:
  • Furnish services in accordance with agency policies. 
  • Provide direct patient care as defined in California’s Licensed Vocational Nursing Practice Act.  Provide those services requiring nursing skills in accordance with the plan of treatment or the plan of care. 
  • Implement plan of care initiated by the Registered Nurse.
  • Assist the (physician and) Registered Nurse in performing specialized procedures. Perform other duties as assigned by the RN.
  • Prepare equipment and material for treatments observing aseptic technique as required.  Use equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently.
  • Assess and provide patient and family/caregiver (or staff as required) education, instruction and information pertinent to diagnosis and plan of care. For LVNs, this is limited to teaching patient information that is outlined in and consistent with the Licensed Vocational Nurse Practice Act. 
  • Assist the patient in learning appropriate self-care techniques. 
  • Provide accurate and timely documentation, clinical and progress notes consistent with the plan of care. 
  • Notify the patient's attending physician, dentist, or podiatrist and other professional persons and responsible staff of significant changes in the patient's condition pursuant to Section 74697(d) of Title 22. 
  • Participate in coordination of home health services, appropriately reporting the identified needs for other disciplines (HHA, OT, PT, MSW, ST, Dietician) to the registered nurse and/or Clinical Supervisor/Nursing Supervisor.
  • Participate in personal and professional growth and development. 
The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

Why CVHCare

'Own' your caseload
In contrast to most clinical settings, you will enjoy significant one-on-one time with your patients. This will allow you to observe and assess each patient holistically, including hazards in the home environment, available support networks and other factors that will shape the care plan provided by the RN. Our patient census is growing rapidly, so you'll enjoy a fast-paced environment where you can showcase your clinical nursing skills.

Setting you up for success
At CVHCare, our leaders take pride in being open and responsive to employee input. For example:
  • We created an operational support team for clinicians to reduce documentation, like pre-populating the medication reconciliation, Plan of Care formulation, coding, tracking down DME orders, getting MD signatures, chart auditing, lab follow-up, etc.
  • We brought in an IT team to develop a proprietary EMR system that will facilitate documentation. It is in the pilot stages but should be in production soon.
  • You'll work with a dedicated scheduler, who will get to know your preferences and be a great daily resource.
Schedule flexibility
You'll have a good deal of leeway in scheduling your hours and even days, as long as you accommodate patient needs. You can choose to work Monday through Friday, or work one weekend day and have a weekday free. In general you'll work standard hours, but you also could take a two-hour break between morning and afternoon patients, making up those two hours in the early evening.

Supportive leadership
Your supervisors are happy to take calls or meet with you to answer care questions, brainstorm ideas or help clear up confusion. Our executives take turns in a 24-hour on-call rotation to make themselves available to you at any time. We'll provide the tools you need, including a smartphone, laptop/tablet, visit bag, clinical equipment and field devices.

Professional development
You'll enjoy paid orientation, which includes extensive classroom and hands-on training, and incorporates a simulation skills lab and 1:1 field training with seasoned peers and clinical management. Our dedicated Clinical Training Department offers ongoing learning, and we pay for continuing education and training. If you have the ambition, and once you've proven yourself in this role, you might set your sights on moving up to a clinical trainer, agency manager or division lead role.

Great culture
We are committed to fostering a culture of trust and honesty, recognizing that it helps motivate all of us to provide high quality care. We regularly survey employees regarding job satisfaction, supervisor performance and feedback regarding the workplace. We also recognize and reward top performers.

Full spectrum care
You'll work with clinicians in a variety of specialties, including skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical social work and registered dietitians. Our patient population is largely geriatric, but may include people of all ages.

Excellent benefits
Full and part time employees (those who work at least 32 hours per week) can enroll in benefits after 30 days. Health and dental insurance are 100% covered for employees. You'll start accruing PTO on day one, with two weeks offered during the first year. You also can enroll in the 401(k) plan after 90 days.

Keys to Success

If you are new to home health care, we think you will find it very rewarding. At the same time, it is different from working in a clinical setting. Working in the field means you'll need to be resourceful and self-sufficient in solving problems and achieving goals. Time management skills will be absolutely key to your success as you plan your day and take all of the various factors and variables into play--such as drive time, traffic, picking up equipment, researching patient history, and so much more. You'll leverage your critical thinking skills, time management and sound judgment to get everything done within an 8-hour work day. Flexibility and adaptability are also essential; for example, the schedule you start with in the morning may change during the course of the day.

We have created a strong support infrastructure, so you won't feel like you are on an island. Just the same, you should be proactive about communicating with patients, families, physicians, other clinicians, your supervisor, your scheduler and other stakeholders. We have tools to help you do so, but it will be up to you to put them to good use. You should be comfortable incorporating technology into your work routine, and it's important to note that documentation is a very significant component to this role. 

Those who excel at CVH are passionate about patient care, and about making a difference in the lives of patients and their families. In addition, they are:
  • Motivated to go above and beyond, and enjoy taking on challenges.
  • Honest and forthright while also being respectful and collaborative.
  • Highly engaged in the CVHCare mission and vision.

Take Your Vocational Nursing Career to the Next Level in a Role with Autonomy, Flexibility & The Ability to Make an Impact

Work to the Top of Your Talents to Make a Difference in Patients' Lives

Are you a self-motivated and driven LVN who is ready to launch an exciting new career with a company of choice? Here's just a few of the top reasons to align your nursing career with CVHCare: Compassionate, Visionary Healthcare. Providing home care since 2005, CVHCare is a privately-owned corporation dedicated to improving the overall health and independence of patients throughout California. Our comprehensive approach to home care not only benefits our patients, but relieves the stress families feel when coordinating multiple providers under the home care umbrella. Our programs are more convenient, less expensive, and can have the same efficacy as medical care in a hospital, convalescent, or nursing home. CVHCare is accredited by the Joint Commission, certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and licensed by the Department of Public Health.

The Requirements

To meet the basic qualifications for this role you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. To be a good fit for the LVN opportunity, you also should have:
  • A degree from an accredited practical nurse or vocational nursing program. 
  • An active and unrestricted license as a practical nurse or vocational nurse by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). 
  • A current BLS (Basic Life Support) for Healthcare Providers from an accredited AHA source Quick question for you - click here
  • At least one (1) year of professional nursing experience in a clinical healthcare setting. Quick question for you - click here
  • Sufficient computer skills to operate and complete documentation in a timely manner on an Electronic Medical Record system within the probation period.
  • Sufficient knowledge of Medicare regulations. 
  • Sufficient knowledge of home health care operations, self-direction, to be able to work, visit patients and follow CVHCare procedures with minimal supervision.
  • The ability to organize and prioritize workload independently and to case manage and coordinate care with other clinicians.  
  • The ability to communicate clinical observations to the physician and make clinical decisions and complete case management review and evaluation.
  • The ability to build strong trust-based relationships and rapport with patients and families. 
Just as important as your experience and skills will be the following characteristics and competencies:
  • A passion for excellent patient care. 
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills, including:
    • A confident and encouraging bedside manner.
    • The ability to interact effectively with diverse patients and families.
    • A proactive approach to collaborating with multidisciplinary care team members.
    • The ability to communicate clinical observations to the physician.
  • Strong self-motivation and the ability to organize and prioritize workload independently.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and excellent problem-solving skills.
If you drive to visit patients, you will need a current valid driver's license and a registered, insured vehicle. Qualified candidates will be required to pass a background check.

The Role

Overview
As a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), you will be responsible for providing direct patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). Your key responsibilities will include following the plan of care, providing treatments, and working collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet positive patient care outcomes.

Day in the life
The typical workflow for our LVNs actually occurs the day before, when your schedulers input patient information into the clinician’s inbox within the EMR software. From there, you will be responsible for calling each patient to schedule a time and date for your visit. This is where your time management skills will be critical. A routine load is around six patients per day. Home health is an autonomous practice, and you’ll have the opportunity to plan your day around your patients needs and schedules. Once you’ve completed your patient visits for the day, you’ll spend the rest of your time on documentation and follow-up calls. Most visits last an average of an hour or so, but that can vary depending on the complexities and acuity of the case.

The Specifics
Your key responsibilities will be to:
  • Furnish services in accordance with agency policies. 
  • Provide direct patient care as defined in California’s Licensed Vocational Nursing Practice Act.  Provide those services requiring nursing skills in accordance with the plan of treatment or the plan of care. 
  • Implement plan of care initiated by the Registered Nurse.
  • Assist the (physician and) Registered Nurse in performing specialized procedures. Perform other duties as assigned by the RN.
  • Prepare equipment and material for treatments observing aseptic technique as required.  Use equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently.
  • Assess and provide patient and family/caregiver (or staff as required) education, instruction and information pertinent to diagnosis and plan of care. For LVNs, this is limited to teaching patient information that is outlined in and consistent with the Licensed Vocational Nurse Practice Act. 
  • Assist the patient in learning appropriate self-care techniques. 
  • Provide accurate and timely documentation, clinical and progress notes consistent with the plan of care. 
  • Notify the patient's attending physician, dentist, or podiatrist and other professional persons and responsible staff of significant changes in the patient's condition pursuant to Section 74697(d) of Title 22. 
  • Participate in coordination of home health services, appropriately reporting the identified needs for other disciplines (HHA, OT, PT, MSW, ST, Dietician) to the registered nurse and/or Clinical Supervisor/Nursing Supervisor.
  • Participate in personal and professional growth and development. 
The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

Why CVHCare

'Own' your caseload
In contrast to most clinical settings, you will enjoy significant one-on-one time with your patients. This will allow you to observe and assess each patient holistically, including hazards in the home environment, available support networks and other factors that will shape the care plan provided by the RN. Our patient census is growing rapidly, so you'll enjoy a fast-paced environment where you can showcase your clinical nursing skills.

Setting you up for success
At CVHCare, our leaders take pride in being open and responsive to employee input. For example:
  • We created an operational support team for clinicians to reduce documentation, like pre-populating the medication reconciliation, Plan of Care formulation, coding, tracking down DME orders, getting MD signatures, chart auditing, lab follow-up, etc.
  • We brought in an IT team to develop a proprietary EMR system that will facilitate documentation. It is in the pilot stages but should be in production soon.
  • You'll work with a dedicated scheduler, who will get to know your preferences and be a great daily resource.
Schedule flexibility
You'll have a good deal of leeway in scheduling your hours and even days, as long as you accommodate patient needs. You can choose to work Monday through Friday, or work one weekend day and have a weekday free. In general you'll work standard hours, but you also could take a two-hour break between morning and afternoon patients, making up those two hours in the early evening.

Supportive leadership
Your supervisors are happy to take calls or meet with you to answer care questions, brainstorm ideas or help clear up confusion. Our executives take turns in a 24-hour on-call rotation to make themselves available to you at any time. We'll provide the tools you need, including a smartphone, laptop/tablet, visit bag, clinical equipment and field devices.

Professional development
You'll enjoy paid orientation, which includes extensive classroom and hands-on training, and incorporates a simulation skills lab and 1:1 field training with seasoned peers and clinical management. Our dedicated Clinical Training Department offers ongoing learning, and we pay for continuing education and training. If you have the ambition, and once you've proven yourself in this role, you might set your sights on moving up to a clinical trainer, agency manager or division lead role.

Great culture
We are committed to fostering a culture of trust and honesty, recognizing that it helps motivate all of us to provide high quality care. We regularly survey employees regarding job satisfaction, supervisor performance and feedback regarding the workplace. We also recognize and reward top performers.

Full spectrum care
You'll work with clinicians in a variety of specialties, including skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical social work and registered dietitians. Our patient population is largely geriatric, but may include people of all ages.

Excellent benefits
Full and part time employees (those who work at least 32 hours per week) can enroll in benefits after 30 days. Health and dental insurance are 100% covered for employees. You'll start accruing PTO on day one, with two weeks offered during the first year. You also can enroll in the 401(k) plan after 90 days.

Keys to Success

If you are new to home health care, we think you will find it very rewarding. At the same time, it is different from working in a clinical setting. Working in the field means you'll need to be resourceful and self-sufficient in solving problems and achieving goals. Time management skills will be absolutely key to your success as you plan your day and take all of the various factors and variables into play--such as drive time, traffic, picking up equipment, researching patient history, and so much more. You'll leverage your critical thinking skills, time management and sound judgment to get everything done within an 8-hour work day. Flexibility and adaptability are also essential; for example, the schedule you start with in the morning may change during the course of the day.

We have created a strong support infrastructure, so you won't feel like you are on an island. Just the same, you should be proactive about communicating with patients, families, physicians, other clinicians, your supervisor, your scheduler and other stakeholders. We have tools to help you do so, but it will be up to you to put them to good use. You should be comfortable incorporating technology into your work routine, and it's important to note that documentation is a very significant component to this role. 

Those who excel at CVH are passionate about patient care, and about making a difference in the lives of patients and their families. In addition, they are:
  • Motivated to go above and beyond, and enjoy taking on challenges.
  • Honest and forthright while also being respectful and collaborative.
  • Highly engaged in the CVHCare mission and vision.
CVHCare is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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