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Cedars-Sinai LVN - Valley Internal Medicine in Tarzana, California

Every Skill, EveryEffort, 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 ANDRESPONSIBILITIES

  • Greetpatients and provide an initial nursing evaluation.

  • Managespatient care flow and takes a leadership role within the suite.

  • Preparepatients for provider by reviewing current medications and record inmedical record.

  • Takeappropriate vital signs and record in medical record.

  • Setsup exam room/procedure rooms appropriately based on patient visit needs.

  • Assistprovider in examination/procedure rooms as needed.

  • Performdesignated diagnostic tests as directed by provider.

  • Draw,prepare designated lab work and/or specimens as directed by provider.

  • Administerimmunization, injections, oral or IV medications as directed by provider.

  • UsePRN/Smart Talk systems to convey lab results to patients as defined byprovider.

  • Assistin follow-up scheduling needs.

  • Answerpatient calls in timely fashion.

  • Preparecharts as needed, including filing into appropriate sections of medicalrecord and assures that all pertinent items are available to providerbefore patient care commences.

  • Handlesall designated clinical care telephone interactions with provider input.

  • Communicatesall significant clinical findings to MD.

  • Servesas an advocate for patient and utilizes appropriate resources.

  • Actsas a role model in providing care; precepts new staff.

  • Provideorientation and training for new clinical staff.

  • Recommendareas of improvement.

  • Servesas liaison with other departments, facilities, and hospital.

  • Assessworkflow of suite MA and schedule accordingly, covering absences,illnesses, and breaks.

  • Providereview of MA skills and performance abilities using designated evaluationtools.

  • Counseland provide corrective actions as needed with input from Lead Nurse.

EducationalRequirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited LVN Program.

License/CertificationRequirements:

  • Current CaliforniaLVN licensure.

  • IV Therapy &Blood Withdrawal Certification.

  • Basic Life Support(BLS) certification from AHA (American Heart Association and/or AmericanRed Cross).

Experience:

  • Five (5) or more years of Internal Medicine experience inoutpatient preferred

  • Proven customer service and patient careskills.

  • Understanding of patient care flow andinsurance concepts.

  • Ability to correctly set up examrooms/procedure rooms using sterile/aseptic technique with appropriateinstruments or trays.

  • Ability to prepare patient for officevisit/procedures.

  • Ability to correctly perform vital signsand accurately document and record significant data.

  • Ability to correctly prepare labwork/specimens for pick up.

  • Ability to perform designated testing andspecimen collection.

  • Understanding of cleaning, sterilizationof autoclaving procedures.

  • Ability to determine current medicationsthat patient is using and record accurately.

  • Basic understanding of pharmacology andmedication administration including oral, SQ, IM and IV medications.

  • Basic ability to perform and record QCtesting on designated equipment.

  • Ability to problem solve and prioritizework assignments.

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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