The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is an individual with specific knowledge and technical skills to assist the Registered Nurse in providing care for a designated group of patients. The LVN utilizes the Nursing Process to provide therapeutic care to a specific population of patients, under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
Escorts patients to exam rooms, obtains and appropriately records patient vital signs/medication list, monitors patient flow, assists physicians with minor clinical procedures, performs EKGs, administers medication as directed by physician. Schedules diagnostic tests ordered by the physician as needed. Performs various administrative duties, including answering patient calls, returning MD and pharmacy phone calls, etc . Ensures patient’s right to privacy, safety, and confidentiality is maintained. Maintains a safe environment in accordance with standards, policies, and safety regulations. Ensures compliance with infection control policies. Performs venipuncture methods such as syringe, vacutainer, blood culture and finger stick. Collects and uses proper specimen techniques. Oversees and equipment and office supply inventory. Works with Executive Programs and provides back up administrative when needed. Manages Daily Patient Flow and adjusts clinical staff schedule to ensure quality and patient centered care. Establishes and revises work center schedule and related staff schedules (with input from clinic director) Other duties as assigned.
- Uses and practices basic assessment, participates in planning, executes interventions in accordance with the plan of care or treatment plan, and contributes to evaluation of individualized interventions related to the care plan or treatment plan.
- Provides direct patient care.
- Administers medications.
- Demonstrates professional communication skills for the purpose of patient care, education and multidisciplinary team collaboration.
- Schedules diagnostic tests and surgeries as ordered by the physician as needed.
- Ensures patient charts are prepared prior to appointment including x-rays and pertinent lab work, makes arrangements to obtain any special equipment needed. Sets up exam rooms, assists physician with exams as needed, monitors patient flow
- Performs basic administrative duties.
- Handles telephone calls and writes correspondences.
- Serves as a liaison between physicians and other individuals.
- Takes patient histories and vital signs and documents accordingly in the EMR.
- Implants an effective and efficient patient flow.
- Performs first aid and CPR if needed.
- Assists physicians with exams and treatments as permitted by license.
- Organizes pharmacy refill request for physician approval.
- Ability to work independently and in a team setting to accomplish duties in a timely manner.
- Triages patients in person and over the telephone.
- Records patient information in chart//EHR according to regulatory standards.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- High school or equivalent
- Specialized/technical training Graduate of an accredited Vocational Nursing Program
- Demonstrates ability to effectively work with physicians, staff, and patients.
- Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Word as well as Internet access and utilization.
- Demonstrate excellent customer service behavior.
- Strong interpersonal skills to handle sensitive situations and confidential information
- Able to make decisions effectively and with appropriate stakeholder input
- 2 years Experience in an acute care or ambulatory care setting.
- LVN – Intravenous Therapy Certification (CA DCA)
- Licensed Vocational Nurse – LVN (CA DCA) Valid California Vocational Nursing license
- Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
- Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)
The hourly rate range for this position is $25.00 – $39.69. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
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