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LVN, Charge

Family Health Centers of San Diego

This is a Full-time position in Chula Vista, CA posted December 1, 2022.

Impact Lives, Impact Community

Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) is passionate about providing exceptional health care to all, especially underserved communities with limited health care options. Founded by a Latina grandmother/community advocate over 50 years ago in Barrio Logan, FHCSD has grown into one of the largest community health systems in the country. With over 62 sites, over 227,000 patients, and over 417,000 visits last year, we provide a wide variety of health care and outreach services to a very diverse patient population. We are proud of our mission, our lasting community impact, and the cultural and individual diversity of our staff.

Job Description

Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) is looking for a LVN Charge Nurse who is responsible for the smooth and efficient patient flow within the clinic. Delegates assignments and provides supervision for the support staff (Medical Assistants) in accordance with their level of training and the patient’s acuity. Works, in cooperation with medical providers to insure the quality of patient care.

Performs a wide variety of patient care activities and accommodative services for assigned clinic patients, as direct by the Clinic Director and/or Nursing Director, in order to facilitate the delivery of prompt, quality care.

Job Responsibilities

  • Actively participates in LEAN/HONSHA trainings and serves as a member of the Core Team. Actively participates in other clinical initiatives, such as clinical quality outcomes, to achieve goals and metrics.

  • Builds positive relationships, inspires others to perform at a higher level, prepares career development plans and retains an accountable workforce.

  • Coaches and counsels staff and administers appropriate disciplinary action in a timely manner.

  • Communicates effectively with interdisciplinary care team and support services, including Physicians, PSRs, Medical Assistants, and others. Attends department meetings.

  • Completes all required documentation accurately, in a timely manner, and thoroughly in accordance with department standards; in addition, ensures subordinate staff complete documentation per department standards. Includes documenting patient history.

  • Consistently follows Policies and Procedures to ensure positive patient outcomes.

  • Keeps clinic work-flow moving, focusing on productivity and efficiency, including assigning lunch times and breaks, ensuring exam room is set up, ordering supplies and vaccines to ensure correct supply is on hand, supporting provider productivity, reviewing patient problem list prior to visit with provider, and calling in refills to pharmacy.

  • Keeps site in compliance with TJC, DHS, CHDP, and Medi-Cal Managed Care requirements.

  • Participates in continuous improvement activities and ensures appropriate Lean tools (i.e., 5S, A3) are deployed and results are evaluated and/or measured.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Performs Waive Testing and Phlebotomy if appropriate training has been completed.

  • Provides/ensures staff receive all new hire and annual trainings on time.


  • 3 years of experience in an ambulatory care setting or similar setting preferred.

  • California State Board LVN License required.

  • Current American Heart Association healthcare provider CPR (BLS), or Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, or Advance Resuscitation Training required.

  • Graduation from a recognized practical nursing program.

  • High School Graduate (or GED equivalent) required.

  • Bilingual (Read, Speak & Write) in English/ Spanish required

Experience/Specialized skills

  • Ability to participate collaboratively with multi-disciplinary care team.

  • Ability to work effectively with patients from diverse social, cultural and economic groups.

  • Able to maintain good working relationships with employees, coworkers, and departments.

  • Basic computer literacy ability to comply with department needs and expectations (i.e., electronic medical record documentation, obtaining background information and reports on patients, following up on appts, etc.).

  • Bilingual (Read, Speak & Write) in English/ Spanish required.

  • Effective training and coaching skills; ability to drive results and achieve objectives through others.

  • Knowledge of child, adolescent, and adult health care issues.

  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques, including performance management and employee development.

  • Knowledge of, and ability to perform, clinic-based nursing tasks


  • Job type: Regular Full Time, 40 hours/week.

  • Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:30 AM-5:30 PM), No weekends.

  • Department: Adults

  • Competitive Salary with Excellent Benefits  

  • Retirement Plan with Employer Match  

  • Paid Time Off, Extended Sick Leave and Paid Holidays  

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/FSA/Life Insurance  

  • Employee Discounts and Wellness Programs