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10 May 2022

Full-Time Licensed Vocational Nurse I

APLA Health – Posted by APLA Health Los Angeles, California, United States

Job Description

APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV. We are a nonprofit, federally qualified health center serving more than 14,000 people annually. We provide 20 different services from 15 locations throughout Los Angeles County, including: medical, dental, and behavioral health care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home health care; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impacts the LGBT and HIV communities, provide capacity-building assistance to health departments across the country, and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us at aplahealth.org. We offer great benefits, competitive pay, and great working environment!
We offer:
• Medical Insurance
• Dental Insurance (no cost for employee)
• Vision Insurance (no cost for employee)
• Long Term Disability
• Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• 10 Paid Holidays
• 5 Personal Days
• 10 Vacation Days
• 12 Sick Days
• Metro reimbursement or free parking
• Employer Matched 403b Retirement Plan
This is a great opportunity to make a difference!

POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the direct supervision of the Nursing Director, the LVN I will provide nursing care in accordance with the legal scope of practice and within established standards of care, policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Performs patient care functions, within the scope of competency, considering
age related needs of the patient as prescribed by health care provider(s)
following established protocols, policies and procedures.
 Assist medical personnel with special procedures and minor outpatient clinical
procedures.
 Assess and monitor patients’ condition and notify health care provider for
disposition.
 Prepare and administer medications as directed by health care provider order
following established protocols.
 Maintain equipment and supplies.
 Identify and arrange for equipment needing repair.
 Apply principles of aseptic technique and infection control as directed by the
Infection Control Manual.
 Monitor patient flow and assign/direct other ancillary personnel as needed.
 Provide medical information and education to patients, following established
protocols and guidelines.
 Document pertinent patient information, assessment and nursing procedures
following established protocols.
 Ability to skillfully administer oral, IM and subcutaneous medications.
 Ability to perform venipuncture with skill, adhering to all OSHA PPE safety
requirements.
 Work with Clinical Nurse Manger to ensure that HIV and/or STD screening
services provided are done so in a culturally appropriate manner.
 Refer individuals who test positive for HIV and/or a STD to Partner Counseling
Services.
 Refer individuals who test positive for an STD for immediate treatment.
 Link individuals who test positive for HIV into medical care and ensure that
follow-up is conducted with individuals who have tested positive for HIV to
ensure that they are successfully linked into care.
 Conduct follow-up to ensure that individuals who test positive for an STD have
accessed treatment.
 Link individuals who test negative for HIV and/or a STD and are at high risk for
HIV and/or STD infection into appropriate prevention programs, substance use
treatment programs or mental health programs.
 Ensure that referrals and linkages to substance use treatment programs and
other mental health support programs are current.
 Enter HIV and/or STD data into appropriate databases and submit in a timely
manner to the appropriate funder(s).
 Maintain HIV and/or STD records to ensure that all documentation as required
by funder(s) is kept on file.
 Prepare quantitative and qualitative reports as assigned by Clinical Nurse
Manager in a timely manner.

OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.

REQUIREMENTS:
Training and Experience:
 Current CA LVN license.
 Minimum of two years experience as licensed vocational nurse in an Internal Medicine/Family medical practice a plus.
 Current certification as an HIV Counselor a plus.
 Experience working in a nonprofit ASO environment a plus; specific training/experience with HIV/AIDS-related issues a plus.
 Skill and knowledge to maintain current LVN license/certificate.
Knowledge of:
 Knowledge and experience working with target populations, including individuals who share injection paraphernalia, gay and non-gay identified men, youth, women, and transgender individuals a plus.
 HIPAA certified and knowledge of informed consent.
 Knowledge of medical terminology.
 Knowledge of all safety requirements when handling bio-hazardous specimens or contaminated instruments.
 Knowledge of MSDS and emergency treatments.
 Knowledge of referral processing and case management of clinical referrals.
Ability to:
 Ability to use computerized patient care systems.
 Ability to perform accurate quality control and patient sample testing for waived tests.
 Work independently with minimal direction.
 Work effectively with diverse staff, volunteers and professionals.
 Be at ease and work with a diverse group (ethnic, class, gender, sexual orientation) of individuals who may hold a wide range of opinions regarding prevention needs.
 Engage in community/coalition building.
 Multitask.
 Meet multiple deadlines in a rapidly changing environment
 Maintain patient confidentiality.
 Ensure that HCT services have the following qualities: 1) nonjudgmental 2) are harm reduction focused 3) are sex positive 4) are LGBT positive.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must possess a valid California drivers license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes. Some weekend/evening work may be required. Local travel (within LA County) is required and some out-of-town and national travel may required. COVID vaccination is required and APLA Health will consider accommodations for medical- and religious-based reasons.
Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.

How to Apply

Visit our website at www.aplahealth.org to apply or click the link below: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=52654&clientkey=A5559163F67395E0A2585D2135F98806

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: AIDS, Clinical Nurse, Health Care, HIV, lgbtq, Nursing, and STDs. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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