Sutter Health Licensed Vocational Nurse - Community Clinic Limited Term in Lakeport, California


Sutter Lakeside Hospital is located in beautiful Lake County and overlooks Clear Lake, the largest natural lake in California. The hospital has a Critical Access Hospital designation, with 25 inpatient beds. There are 10 outpatient beds, a 12-bed ED, ancillary services (MRI, CT, Nuclear Med, Mammography imaging, lab, pathology, 24/7pharmacy coverage), surgical services (orthopedics, OB/GYN, general surgery, podiatry, ophthalmology, endoscopy), Family Birth Center, Intensive Care Unit, Medical-Surgical Unit, and an Outpatient Care Services Unit performing infusions, wound care and supporting outpatient procedures. The hospital also supports inpatient and outpatient physical, speech, occupational and rehab therapies. Sutter Lakeside’s campus includes two hospital-based rural health clinics, a beautiful community garden and the only Rehab Mobility Park in this part of the state. Lake County has a population of about 66,000 and is located in a fast-growing wine region only 2 hours northwest of Sacramento and 2 hours north of San Francisco.

Job Summary:

As a member of the health care team, under the direction of the RN, PA, or FNP, the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) utilizes the nursing process of basic assessment, participates in planning, executes interventions in accordance with the care plan or treatment and contributes to evaluation of individualized interventions related to care plan or treatment in the care of patients in the assigned practice. Provides direct patient care by which the licensee performs basic nursing services, administers medication and applies communication skills for the purpose of patient care and education and contributes to the development and implementation of a teaching plan related to self care for the patient. The LVN interacts with various hospital personnel, patients, and families utilizing customer service philosophies while maintaining confidentiality.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Demonstrates an ability to function independently, be flexible, organized, and function effectively in many different situations

  • Interacts professionally and communicates appropriately and clearly with care teams, patients, families, and others, treating them with respect and dignity.

  • Documents in a complete, accurate, and timely manner

  • Performs job duties within the Sutter Health accepted Scope of Practice Standards

  • Utilizes and operates equipment safely and appropriately

  • Actively participates in departmental performance improvement, maintains regulatory requirements, hospital policies, procedures, and standards.

  • Show proficiency in all areas of the Skills Checklist as appropriate and completes annual education requirements pertinent to self-growth and development

  • The LVN assists in ensuring a smooth patient flow, promotes patient satisfaction, and interacts in a positive professional manner with all customers, both internal and external.

  • Assists the Clinician as necessary as a team member and employing lean techniques of smooth flow.

  • Receives and records lab/radiological test results (may include outside medical records) via telephone or computer and ensures that those results and related reports are with the patient's medical record at the time of the patient's visit.



  • Graduated from an accredited Vocational School of Nursing required

  • 1-2 years of Outpatient Clinic nursing experience or equivalent preferred


  • Licensed Vocational Nurse - LVN required

  • Basic Life Support Certification - BLS required


  • Demonstration of basic clinical nursing skills

  • Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of the developmental stages of the neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient.

  • Excellent communication skills required

  • Demonstrates the ability to operate basic office equipment, i.e. computer, fax machine, copier, etc.

  • The ability to handle a variety of situations while remaining calm and professional, be flexible, and work independently in many situations.

Primary Location: California, North Bay/Lake County, Lakeport

Organization: Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Lakeport

Employee Status: Temporary

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.