LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
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.
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.
Possession of a valid Vocational Nurse license issued by the California State Board of Vocational Examiners.
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.