Lead LVN - Fashion Island - Internal Medicine

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Date: Apr 9, 2019

Location: Newport Beach, CA, US

Company: Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Site Supervisor or Site Manager provides care within the scope of the Vocational Nurse Practice Act and regulatory standards. Assists in the planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. 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. Assist team in direct and indirect patient care as assigned by department. The patient population includes young adults to geriatric patients with a variety of conditions. The LVN must 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. Demonstrates competence and sensitivity in caring for multicultural patients/families by adapting the plan of care based on cultural needs identified. Demonstrates an ability to work in a multicultural team environment and is respectful of the cultural diversity of the workforce and the patients served. Participates in the continuous quality improvement process. Demonstrates effective communication, interpersonal skills, organizational ability, knowledge of proper body mechanics, safety measures and infection control, ability to follow instructions, knowledge of section specific test information and instrumentation may be required.


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.


LVN Lead

In addition to the above, the LVN Lead is responsible for the following:


 Organize and assign duties and tasks to clinical team members

 Monitor daily performance of the clinical team members to ensure duties are completed accurately, efficiently and timely

 Assist with interviews

 Maintain clinical supplies in a cost-efficient manner and within the budget

 Ensure that clinical equipment is in operating condition and has had preventative maintenance per policy

 Maintain regulatory readiness

 Assist medical assistants, nurses and providers to maintain patient workflow to ensure patients are seen timely and efficiently

 Maintain certification or licensure

 Maintain excellent communication and effective working relationships with patients, providers and clinical team members

 Conducts and documents Department Orientation of new employee within required timeframe. Monitors orientation as necessary to meet the needs of the individual as well as the department

 Under the direction of the Site Supervisor/Site Manager, coaches, counsels, and/or assists with progressive disciplinary process as needed in a timely manner according to policy to correct deficiencies/improve performance

 Consistently demonstrates efficient use of time and resources within established budget parameters while actively participating in identification and implementation of cost saving strategies

 Maintains a clean, functional work environment to include housekeeping, quality control and log maintenance and accurate supply par levels

 Maintains current knowledge of clinical policies and procedures


Education, Training and Experience


Current LVN License from the State of California. BLS certification required.



One or more years of experience in an acute care facility preferred


Skills or Other Qualifications


 Basic keyboarding skills at 35 WPM.

 Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word and Excel.

 Excellent communication skills; customer focused; excellent attention to detail; able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines; strong interpersonal skills; able to work in a team environment.

 Proven ability to interface with all customer levels (physician, Organization staff, insurance companies, patient and family members)

 Strong trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills.

 Demonstrates effective communication, interpersonal skills, organizational ability, knowledge of proper body mechanics, safety measures and infection control, ability to follow instructions, knowledge of age of population served, and additional skills and knowledge of equipment may be required for hire into some patient care departments



 Knowledge of registration and order entry systems.

 Knowledge of patient scheduling and insurance verification and authorization.

 Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word and Excel


License and Certifications


LVN certification, BLS certification


Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Geriatric, Housekeeping, Nursing, Medical, Internal Medicine, Healthcare

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