Cedars-Sinai LVN - Rheumatology in Beverly Hills, California
Every Skill, Every Effort, Everything We Have
Are you passionate about helping people? Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives?
Do you want to be a part of something greater? To get exposure to many different disciplines while making a positive impact on the lives of a diverse patient population? At Cedars-Sinai you'll learn from dedicated healthcare professionals every single day and use state-of-the-art facilities to do something incredible – for yourself and for others. You will support the physicians and nursing staff in the delivery of health care by performing a variety of medically related tasks.
The LVN supports the physician and nursing staff in the delivery of health care by performing patient care assessments, and a variety of medically related tasks. The LVN is a licensed nurse who works in an ambulatory care setting to perform and provide nursing services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Greet patients and provide an initial nursing evaluation.
Manages patient care flow and takes a leadership role within the suite.
Prepare patients for provider by reviewing current medications and record in medical record.
Take appropriate vital signs and record in medical record.
Sets up exam room/procedure rooms appropriately based on patient visit needs.
Assist provider in examination/procedure rooms as needed.
Perform designated diagnostic tests as directed by provider.
Draw, prepare designated lab work and/or specimens as directed by provider.
Administer immunization, injections, oral or IV medications as directed by provider.
Use PRN/Smart Talk systems to convey lab results to patients as defined by provider.
Assist in follow-up scheduling needs.
Answer patient calls in timely fashion.
Prepare charts as needed, including filing into appropriate sections of medical record and assures that all pertinent items are available to provider before patient care commences.
Handles all designated clinical care telephone interactions with provider input.
Communicates all significant clinical findings to MD.
Serves as an advocate for patient and utilizes appropriate resources.
Acts as a role model in providing care; precepts new staff.
Provide orientation and training for new clinical staff.
Recommend areas of improvement.
Serves as liaison with other departments, facilities, and hospital.
Assess workflow of suite MA and schedule accordingly, covering absences, illnesses, and breaks.
Provide review of MA skills and performance abilities using designated evaluation tools.
Counsel and provide corrective actions as needed with input from Lead Nurse.
Train MA staff about systems needed to perform current job duties, including, but not limited to scheduling systems, PRN/Smart Talk systems, lab results systems.
Graduate from accredited school of nursing
Current and valid California LVN License
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification from the American Heart Association
5 or more years of experiencein outpatient medical setting preferred.
Intermediate computer skillspreferred.
Proven customer service andpatient care skills.
Understanding of patient careflow and insurance concepts.
Ability to correctly set upexam rooms/procedure rooms using sterile/aseptic technique withappropriate instruments or trays.
Ability to prepare patient foroffice visit/procedures.
Ability to correctly performvital signs and accurately document and record significant data.
Ability to correctly preparelab work/specimens for pick up.
Ability to perform designatedtesting and specimen collection.
Understanding of cleaning,sterilization of autoclaving procedures.
Ability to determine currentmedications that patient is using and record accurately.
Basic understanding ofpharmacology and medication administration including oral, SQ, IM and IVmedications.
Basic ability to perform andrecord QC testing on designated equipment.
Ability to problem solve andprioritize work assignments.
Ability to schedule "nursevisits" for phlebotomy, testing or other procedures.
Ability to handle providercorrespondence and communications as related to clinical care.
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