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LVN - HOAG CLINIC

Department:  Allied Health
Status:  Full Time
Shift:  1st

Under the direction of a registered nurse, provides care within the scope of the Vocational Nurse Practice Act and regulatory standards. Assists in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. Follows patient identification procedures, provides appropriate information for all patient procedures, and collects and handles specimens. Assesses and implements prescribed interventions for the patient. Implements and documents discharge plan for each patient. Recognizes that ethical/legal/medical dilemmas exist in the nursing practice and confers with the appropriate resource personnel when making ethical nursing decisions. Participates in maintaining a safe patient care environment. Assist with the care and maintenance of department equipment. Complete and accurate charting of patient records. Complete and accurate record keeping of equipment and quality measures. Collaborate with other disciplines of the health care team to ensure the delivery of care across the continuum, providing timely, safe and quality care. Responsible for providing a safe, HIPAA compliant environment for the patient and the staff.
  


Essential Functions
Demonstrates competent knowledge, based on hospital policies, procedures and standards, in the following:

  • Demonstrates an ability to organize and incorporate new routines, procedures and skills.
  • Demonstrates skill in the use of equipment and devices pertinent to treatment, procedures and practices.
  • Communicates changes in the patient's condition to the registered nurse and the physician directing the care of the patient.
  • Follows procedure in the identification of patients prior to implementing any procedures, interventions, etc
  • Provides appropriate information for all patient procedures and ensures patient/significant other understanding prior to start of procedure.
  • Responds to emergency situations in a timeframe appropriate to the needs of the patient.
  • Administers medications with the ability to assess the indication appropriate dosing and effects of the medication administered for the patient.
  • Correctly collects, handles, and labels specimens utilizing Standard Precautions, as well as documenting in the patient record.
  • Adheres to Infection Control policies and procedures, follows Standard Precautions and specific isolation precautions for the prevention and spread of blood borne pathogens and other communicable diseases
  • Appropriately implements prescribed interventions to ensure pain management for the patient.
  • Recognizes that ethical/legal/medical dilemmas exist in the nursing practice and confers with the appropriate resource personnel when making ethical nursing decisions.
  • Provides education with respect to the proper educational ability and level for the patient population. Incorporates available educational material into patient/significant other teaching and documents understanding in patient record.
  • Communicates to physician nutritional needs/problems for the patient.
  • Provides continuity of care through implementation/utilization of the Plan of Care for the patients
  • Clinical Care: Ensure that quality patient care is delivered to all patients and the department is maintained in accordance with professional and regulatory standards and the philosophy and goals of Hoag.

 
Unit/Department Specific:
Duties include performance of all medical back office functions including but not limited to:

  • Collecting and documenting patient histories, vital signs, current medications, history of current illness, allergies.
  • Equipment preparation and maintenance.
  • Appointment scheduling, scheduling of diagnostic testing.
  • Obtain insurance authorizations as necessary for diagnostic tests.
  • Provide patients and caregivers with pre-procedure instructions.
  • Assist physician in rendering treatment as necessary
  • Must be able to assist front office staff in front office functions when necessary.
  • Collects data from patient calls and reports patient status to physician.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • One or more years of experience in a healthcare care facility
  • Basic keyboarding skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology

 
License Required

  • Current LVN License to practice in the State of California

 
Certifications Required

  • Current BLS Certification

 

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Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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