Sutter Health LVN Surgery - Surgery Center, San Carlos (Full Time) in San Carlos, California


Under general supervision and within the scope of their certification or licensure assists providers or mid level professionals in implementing the medical plan of care to patients. Functions as a member of the Preoperative team under the direction of the physicians, department manager and/ or registered nurse. Provide individualized patient care in a friendly and compassionate manner, throughout the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative periods of scheduled Surgery Center visit. Primary function may be on the Endoscopy team as an Endoscopy Technician (if trained) or the peri-op team as an admit nurse or assist the RN in phase 2 recovery, when needed. Performs specialized clinical procedures unique to assigned department (s). Performs and assists providers and mid level providers with routine and specialized clinical procedures within the LVN scope of practice and as outlined in the department policies. Initiates standing orders and performs acute nursing care efficiently and effectively during emergency situation. Initiates and discontinues intravenous infusions. Provides subcutaneous injections, intramuscular and oral medications. Administer controlled substances according to policy and within required documentation completely and accurately. Administers routine procedures such as phlebotomy, lab specimen processing /testing and other duties as assigned within the scope of licensure and according to department policy and procedure.



  • Current LVN license

  • Current BLS certification

  • Current ACLS Certification (or obtain within 6 months of hire)

  • IV Certification


  • Previous ambulatory care, urgent care, acute or critical care experience

Special Requirements:

  • The LVN can lead staff meetings, in-services specific to the Periop/GI areas

  • The LVN may be an active participant in Infection Control and serve as an ambassador to the Surgery Center

  • The LVN can attend safety meetings and serve as ambassador to the Surgery Center

  • The LVN can be an active participant in Quality Control by assisting the Quality Coordinator

  • The LVN can assist with PYXIS training and knowledge of surgery center formulary

  • Must successfully complete ACLS during probationary period and maintain certification.

Primary Location: California, Peninsula/South Bay and Santa Cruz, San Carlos

Organization: Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 10 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.