The Environmental Services Department is committed to providing patients, staff, physicians, and visitors with a clean and comfortable environment. Environmental Services provides support services to all departments throughout the hospital. EVS contributions range from cleaning patient rooms and ancillary areas to coordinating room setups, pest control, shredding of confidential documents, stocking areas with soap and paper products, disbursement of clean linen, removal of trash, biohazardous waste, and soiled linen. The EVS Management Team is dedicated to meeting each opportunity in a prompt and efficient manner.
EVS is also our Green Coordinator.
Green Tip of the Month
Every month Environmental Services puts out a new Go Green Tip to help promote more environmentally friendly practices.
Here at Lompoc Valley Medical Center, we offer a variety of challenging career opportunities to individuals interested in providing health care to friends, neighbors and visitors to our community. This work is a big responsibility, and therefore LVMC applies much care and thought into the process of acquiring its most important asset, our employees.
To successfully maintain operations, LVMC utilizes a wide variety of employment classifications, including Registered Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Respiratory Therapist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Laboratory Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Transcriptionist, Food Service Worker, Radiologic Technologist, Insurance Biller, Environmental Services Technician and Maintenance Worker.
Each of these classifications has unique requirements for education, training, skill level, knowledge, and ability. To see a summary job description for many of these positions please go to the Employment page.
In addition to the job listings, information regarding current District openings is available by calling the Human Resources office at (805) 737-5705, or by e-mail to Human Resources Staff.
In order to recruit and retain the well qualified employees that make up "Our Team," LVMC maintains a wage structure that is highly competitive with like employers in the Santa Barbara County area. In addition, LVMC offers a generous benefit package including:
- Health and Dental coverage for employees in qualifying positions and their dependents. LVMC pays a majority of the premium cost.
- A life insurance plan with coverage of one and one half the employee's annual earnings paid for by LVMC after one year of qualifying employment.
- A separate Accidental Death and Dismemberment policy is available at the employee's cost.
An IRC457 Deferred Earnings Salary Accumulation Plan, which allows qualified employees to set aside retirement savings. The funds set aside are pre-tax dollars and therefore reduce the amount of current income subject to taxation. After four years of qualified employment LVMC will match an employee's contribution up to 4% of his or her salary. Participation is voluntary.
Annual Leave of up to 34 days, depending upon length of service. Annual Leave provides employees with maximum flexibility for personal sick, family sick, emergency, holiday and vacation needs. In addition, accumulated Annual Leave may be carried over up to 640 hours, or converted to cash.
Relocation assistance for those hired into qualified positions.
Tuition assistance program which provides between $350.00 and $6,000.00, depending upon the program an employee is enrolled in, to employees pursuing degrees and/or certification in clinical areas.
Telephone: (805) 737-5705
The Facilities Engineering Department maintains all District buildings and areas, its systems, and all medical equipment in an acceptable manner that supports the life and safety of the patients and personnel and is in compliance with all regulatory requirements.
Scope of Service
The Facilities Engineering Department serves patients and staff of the Lompoc Healthcare District. By maintaining buildings and areas, systems and all medical equipment in an acceptable manor, their needs are met. The scope and complexity of needs met by this department include maintaining all structures as well as mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and plumbing systems. The appropriateness and timeliness of support services provided by or through our department are prioritized based on patient care urgency and staff effectiveness.
Staffing in the department is available Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM with staff on call all after hours, weekends and holidays. The level of services provided by the department meets the needs of those we serve by ensuring the operational status of all essential equipment and facilities. The standards and/or practice guidelines that our department utilizes include: JCAHO, OSHA, and Prescribed Codes for structures, electrical safety, & medical gasses utilized.
Telephone: (805) 737- 3393
Incorporates: Utilization Management/Case Management/Social Services Department
The Mission of the UM/CM/SS Department is to assist patients and families with their physicians and hospital staff to direct care to an appropriate level for their clinical needs, and to assure reimbursement for that care by payers; to coordinate services necessary post-discharge integrating the psycho socioeconomic factors influencing continuity of care; and to province patient advocacy in a compassionate manner.
Scope of Service
Services are available for all patients and their families: assessment within 24 hours of admission and 48 hours for weekend admits for socioeconomic problems arising out of the patient's illness and a discharge plan of care. Appropriate referrals are made to community resources. The assessment (with patient and family involved), individualized plan for short and long-term goals, and referrals will be documented in the patient's medical record in the progress note section for all involved physicians and staff to access the plan.
The services are provided Monday - Friday, 8:00 to 4:30 and on-call 24/7. NASW, JCAHO are recognized standards for care and compliance with Title XXII are followed. There is participation in the Bioethics Committee and based upon daily, concurrent review of patient's care, a weekly Care Conference is conducted for outliers, aberrancies and quality of care issues. The department reports to the CEO administratively and the Quality of Care
- Advance Health Care Directive
- Infant Death Support Groups and Literature
- Healthy Families Program
- Medical Social Service Resources
Case Management Useful Links
- www.Alcoholics Anonymous.org
- www.Gamblers Anonymous.org
- www.Narcotics Anonymous.org
- www.Santa Barbara County Rape Crisis.com
- www.Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.org
- www.Santa Barbara Alcohol and Drug Program.com
- www.Family Service Agency.org
- www.Central Coast Seniors.org
- www.California Literacy.org
(Incorporates Registration/Admitting & Patient Accounting/Billing)
Business Operations is the center for all patient billing, admissions and discharge processes, and therefore has a mission to maintain a cordial and confidential approach with the population of Lompoc, while at the same time maximizing cash collections in line with the mission, vision, and values of the Lompoc Healthcare District.
Scope of Service
Business Operations serves all patients of all ages. We assist patients with their registration needs including insurance verification/coverage, inquiring about their advance directives and notifying patients of their rights and obligations.
We are staffed with several bi-lingual members who are able to translate for our Spanish speaking clients. We make appropriate and timely referrals to support Case Management and direct patients to the correct departments for their appropriate level of care of services ordered.
Registration staff are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days/year. Likewise, our Data Processing area functions 365 days a year. Patient Accounting/Billing works Monday through Friday and has extended hours recently to include evening hours. We follow all financial aspects of the patients' care from pre-registration to the final payment.
Our professional standards include Affinity System procedure manuals, the District Personnel & Administrative Manuals, JCAHO and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) standards and the California Hospital Association Consent Manual.
Administration is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Lompoc Valley Medical Center including maintaining state licensure and accreditation; preparing committee agendas and packets; recording meeting minutes; and interacting with visitors, employees, members of the medical staff and the Board of Directors.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday.
Phone: (805) 737-3301
Fax: (805) 737-3326
Telephone: 805) 737-3301
Dietary and Food Services
The mission of the Lompoc Healthcare District's Dietary Department is to offer appetizing, nutritious foods, efficiently prepared & served under sanitary conditions & at appropriate temperatures. Emphasis is placed on accommodating patient/resident likes and dislikes while taking their special dietary needs & cultural backgrounds into consideration.
Scope of Service
The District Dietary Department provides food service to all patients, residents, staff and visitors at LHD. Patient/ Resident nutritional needs are assessed by visitation from Dietary Aides/Dietary Supervisor, and/or by the R.D.
The scope and complexity of Patient/Resident care needs which are provided by the R.D. include complete nutritional assessment including B.E.E., optimal caloric intake, fluid needs, and nutritional implications of selected laboratory tests. Staffing in the Dietary Department is available 5:30 am to 7:30 pm at the acute, and 5:30 am to 9:00 pm at the CCC.
After hours prepared food is available to staff. The level of care or services provided by this department meet our patient/resident needs by complying with nutritional and departmental policies.
Standards and practice guidelines utilized by the department include safety, sanitation & infection control, preventative maintenance, Title 22 regulations, JCAHO guidelines, HCFA/OBRA regulations, the ADA Manual of Clinical Dietetics ? Fourth Edition (Acute), and Nutritional Therapy Diet Manual for Long-term Care Facilities Healthcare Management Composite (CCC).
The Hickory Street Cafe also offers on and off premise catering. From B.B.Q.s to gourmet sit down dinners to cakes professionally decorated for every occasion!
Telephone: (805) 737-3341