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LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE (#PC3 )

Apply as a Transfer/Demotion applicant

$27.91-$35.34 hourly / $4,838.00-$6,125.00 monthly / $58,052.80-$73,507.20 yearly


Definition

Under general supervision, to provide responsible nursing care to patients; to administer prescribed medications and treatments to patients; and to do other work as required.

Typical Tasks

Assists physicians and registered and public health nurses in examinations, operations and special procedures; prepares patients for examinations; applies and changes dressings; prepares examination and operating rooms; administers prescribed treatments and medications including injections; takes and charts patient's temperature, pulse, respiration and blood. pressure; enters treatment and medications administered in patient's charts; obtains information on medical histories, medication and symptoms; observes condition and behavior of patients and reports unusual occurrences or serious conditions to supervisor or physician; cleans and prepares instruments for sterilization; talks to patients about their problems and instructs patients on treatment and medication; collects specimen for laboratory analysis; maintains adequate equipment and supplies; assists in moving or directing patients within the clinic.
 
Special Requirements

Possession of a valid Vocational Nurse license issued by the California State Board of Vocational Examiners.

Employment Standards

Knowledge of:

  • Thorough knowledge of practices and techniques of vocational nursing;
  • Thorough knowledge of first aid, and sterile technique;
  • General knowledge of medical terminology;
  • General knowledge of use and care of nursing equipment and supplies.

and

Ability to:

  • Competently apply licensed vocational nursing principles and techniques;
  • Administer medications and injections;
  • Provide sympathetic care;
  • Keep accurate records and charts;
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Training and Experience:
 
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledges and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledges and abilities would be:

Completion of the course requirements for a vocational nursing license in an accredited college or university.


CLASS: PC3; EST: 8/1/1979;