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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.

Education/License Requirements

  • Graduate from accredited school of nursing

  • Current and valid California LVN License

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification from the American Heart Association

  • Phlebotomy certified.

  • IV certified.

Experience:

  • 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.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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