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Providence Health & Services Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Discharge Planner in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - Discharge Planner (Full Time/Day Shift) to Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.

We are seeking a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - Discharge Planner who will be under the general supervision of the Director, Case Management, the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Discharge Planner is responsible for identifying the discharge needs of the patient and family and facilitating a smooth and safe transition from the hospital. The position is responsible for all the discharge planning needs of patients that are assigned but utilizes the Case Manager for circumstances that are out of his/her scope of practice.

In this position you will:

  • Interact with medical support staff and physicians assigned to individual patients to facilitate the discharge process (i.e., identify what needs the patient or family may have)

  • Oversee, with the assistance of a Case Manager, the appropriateness of stay in the hospital, both acute and skilled

  • Identify patient/discharge needs to assure that both receive support with resources and placement assistance

  • Assure appropriate documentation is completed on patient records as identified in department policies

  • Meet with multidisciplinary groups to discuss discharge plans

  • Facilitate the transition home by ordering equipment, arranging and referring home health visits, contacting the Home Health Service prior to discharge, and initiating a follow-up telephone call after discharge

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own professional practice in regard to:

  • Attendance, punctuality and patient confidentiality

  • Positive public relation image and working relationships

  • Obtain necessary knowledge and skill needed to maintain competence and certifications

  • Complete all mandatory requirements, including annual safety programs and annual physical

  • Participate in the development and attainment of team, department and hospital goals including:

  • Attend and participate in division meetings

  • Volunteering or accepting assignments for projects

  • Mission, vision and team ground rules


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Completed an LVN program from an accredited school

  • Current valid California LVN license

  • 1 year LVN experience

  • 1 year Health care related position

  • Ability to deal effectively with many people across a broad range of cultural backgrounds and ages

  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision

  • Ability to prioritize, organize and coordinate work

  • Ability to work effectively with many people at various levels of the organization

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and appropriately prioritize

  • Ability to clearly communicate with internal and external customers, including, but not limited to, patients, co-workers, management, physicians, and visitors

  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality and privacy in accordance to hospital policy

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States. Founded in 1942, Providence Saint John’s Health Center enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence across many disciplines.

The 266-bed health center has a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, 1,800 employees and a host of volunteers who share a commitment to providing quality care for all.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: LPN/LVN

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 250421

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