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Lompoc Valley Medical Center Ward Clerk (Certified) - LTC/SNF in Lompoc, California

Salary Range: $16.14 - $22.24

Pay rates are determined based on experience and internal equity.

Position Summary:

  • Under the general supervision of the Shift Coordinator and the Director of Nurses

  • Organize and distribute information, both verbal and written; distribute nursing supplies and assist in the transportation of patients/residents outside of the facility

  • Work is assigned seven days a week 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. shift or 12-8:30 p.m., but hours may vary.

  • Must work well under stress or tight deadlines.

  • Must work well with supervisors, co-workers, patients/residents, family members and visitors.

    District Responsibility:

  • Support of the District Mission and Values

  • Demonstrate Respect, Professionalism and Courtesy to all patients, visitors, other providers and coworkers, as delineated in the LVMC “Commitment to Care”.

  • Constantly use C-I-CARE principles when communicating with others.

  • Performance Improvement Activities

  • Professional Development

    Position Duties/Responsibility:

  • Manage, coordinate and dispenses verbal and written information. This includes answering the telephone, greeting visitors, receiving and sending interfacility distribution.

  • Performs clerical work related with gathering information that is added to patient/resident health records, for patient/resident admissions, transfers and discharge. Also, notifying dietary, housekeeping and nursing departments of changes affecting them by the above actions.

  • Disseminates chart audit information to licensed nurses and nurse assistants. Facilitates the completion of items identified in the audits by contacting and explaining the items needed to the individuals involved.

  • When directed by the licensed staff, makes x-ray, lab and physical therapy appointments. Completes required forms and arranges transportation for patients/residents.

  • When designated by the Director of Nurses, makes a weekly inventory of nursing supplies. Orders items needed to be restocked in the quantities established. When stock arrives, stores in appropriate places.

  • Cleans patient/resident equipment sections, suction machines and thermometers.

  • Contacts resident’s families for needed personal items as directed by nursing staff.

  • Assists nursing assistants in feeding and caring for patients/residents when nursing assistant staffing requires this assistance.

  • May transport patients/residents and specimens using the van.

  • Positions Competencies

  • Other Duties Assigned by Director of Nursing or Charge Nurse.

    Essential Functions:

  • The ability to have a valid California driver’s license and be insurable by the District’s insurance carrier.

  • The ability to understand frequently used medical terms and to spell frequently written medical terms.

  • The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • The ability to use fine motor skills.

  • The ability to use computer word processing programs.

  • The ability to touch-type.

  • The ability to be supervised

  • The ability to work as a Team.

  • The ability to have positive personal interactions with staff, patients/residents and visitors.

    Position Qualifications:

  • Education: High School graduate or GED preferred

  • Experience: Six month, full-time recent successful nursing assistant experience in the CCC is preferred.

  • Certifications: Current California Nursing Assistant Certificate; Possess a valid California Driver’s License, able to be insurable with the District’s insurance carrier and have no major traffic offenses in the past three years.

  • Skills/Ability: Be knowledgeable of common resident care techniques; Have sufficient strength and endurance to fully participate in resident lifting and transporting; Be able to follow written and verbal instructions; Correctly spell common medical and general English words; Be able to establish and maintain effective relations with residents, visitors, physicians and other staff.

  • LVMC reserves the right to modify the minimum requirements depending on the needs of the organization.