LVN/LPN – Orthopedic Clinic – Full Time 8 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

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, prepares patient chart with pertinent medical information, administers medication as directed by physician. Schedules diagnostic tests ordered by the physician as needed. Performs various administrative duties, including answering phone patient calls, returning phone calls, receiving and sorting in-coming faxes, obtaining prior authorizations. 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. Other duties as assigned.

Under general supervision, provides day-to-day staff, logistical and administrative assistance to the Orthopedic Clinic. Schedules appointments; screens and refers phone calls; communicates and interacts with patients; provides clerical and staff support to the Department and assists with clinical operations as required and permitted.

Essential Duties:

  • 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 and receives patients.
  • Prepares and maintains medical records.
  • Performs basic secretarial and medical transcription duties.
  • Enter charges into the system in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Handles telephone calls and writes correspondences.
  • Serves as a liaison between physicians and other individuals.
  • Takes patient histories and vital signs.
  • Implants an effective and efficient patient flow.
  • Performs first aid and CPR if needed.
  • Assists physicians with exams and treatments as permitted by license.
  • Organize pharmacy refill request for physician approval.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting to accomplish duties in a timely manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req High school or equivalent
  • Req Specialized/technical training Graduate from an accredited Vocational Nursing Program
  • Req Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Req Demonstrate excellent customer service behavior.
  • Req Demonstrates ability to effectively work with physicians, staff, and patients.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pref 2 years Experience in an acute care or ambulatory care setting.
  • Pref LVN – Intravenous Therapy Certification (CA DCA)

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Licensed Vocational Nurse – LVN (CA DCA)
  • Req Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Req 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 $26.39 – $44.88. 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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