Who We Are
Packard Children’s Health Alliance (PCHA) is a network associated with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the Stanford School of Medicine. We bring the best community physicians together in a network that provides healthcare for children and expectant mothers from the Bay Area
In fact, we’re proud to be the only Bay Area medical network with an exclusive focus on women and children, and we understand the unique value provided by our more than 650 leading pediatricians and obstetrician/gynecologists. What’s more, we’re growing fast.
Nursing Staff (PCHA)
The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) performs semiprofessional nursing work relating to the care and treatment of designated patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or physician and performs nursing procedures within the scope of their practice, applicable protocols, policies and procedures, and nursing care plans. The LVN prepares, administers and records ordered medications and injections; obtains patient histories; observes, reports and records physiological and psychosocial signs; take vital signs; maintains medical records; maintains a safe, clean and orderly environment.
- Following written and approved protocols, provides general education and nursing care to patients via telephone or in person. Responds to and resolves patient/family questions and needs.
- Following written and approved protocols, triages and schedules patients as appropriate, ensuring appointment preferences are given to patients in emergency situations.
- Documents clinical information, including patient phone calls and maintains accurate and complete patient documentation according to medical profession standards. Accurately documents all patient encounter, phone triage, test results and office visits.
- Acts as a liaison, coordinates and integrates service for patients by continually collaborating with physician(s).
- Performs peer to peer review and obtains insurance prior authorization as needed.
- Prepares the necessary equipment and supplies for exam. Maintains inventory of supplies in examination rooms, replenishes as required. Maintains exam rooms for necessary supplies and materials. Ensures cleanliness.
- Prepares patient for examination or treatment and performs routine screening tests. Explains treatment procedures to patients. Instructs patients in collection of samples and tests.
- Reports patient’s concerns and symptoms, reactions, changes (appropriate to age) to the physician.
- Observes, records and reports patient’s condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to clinicians.
- Assists physicians with procedure set-ups, patient procedures and examinations.
- Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards. Administers allergy injections, immunizations, and other therapeutic injections according to correct dose and injection method.
- Collects and sends specimens to appropriate labs for testing per protocol.
- Processes requests for prescription refills according to established practice.
- Mentors new staff to ensure proper clinical training and processes is followed.
- Maintains patient confidentiality.
- Adheres to infection control/safety guidelines.
- Other duties as assigned. Works on special projects as needed.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Graduation from an accredited program in vocational nursing.
Experience: A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience. Experience in an electronic medical record (EMR), such as Epic preferred.
Licensure/Certification: CA Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Current CPR certification.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
- Knowledge of and ability to fulfill the expected competent performance required by the California Board of Vocational Nursing, medical protocols, and departmental/clinic policies and procedures
- Knowledge of professional nursing theory, regulations and practices to give and evaluate patient care.
- Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish/maintain a safe work environment.
- Knowledge of medical chart reporting and records.
- Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area
- Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care.
- Ability to educate patients and/or families as to the nature of disease and to provide instruction on proper care and treatment.
- Ability to perform standard clinical procedures according to established protocols.
- Ability to demonstrate customer service skills in interactions with all patients, families and staff, including high volume and stressful situations
- Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines
- Demonstrated ability to make adjustments in care planning in a rapidly changing environment.
- Demonstrated skills in collaboration, teamwork and problem-solving to achieve goals.
- Demonstrated skills in written and verbal communication and listening.
- Ability to maintain quality control standards.
- Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
- Ability to respond quickly to emergency situations.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Stanford Children’s Health strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, Stanford Children’s Health does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.