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Cedars-Sinai Lead LVN - The Angeles Clinic-Imaging in Los Angeles, California

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 Lead supports the physician, medical assistants and nursing staff in the delivery of health care by performing a variety of responsibilities to include, patient care assessments, clinical related tasks and administrative duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Assists with administrative and clinical operations of the medical practice(s).

  2. Helps to assure that staff meets necessary certifications and licensing requirements.

  3. Assists with and, as necessary, performs administrative functions to include answering and handling telephone calls for patient care matters, chart preparation for clinical care and assisting with appointment scheduling.

  4. Assists with administrative support activities as delegated.

  5. Assists with controlling wage and non-wage expenses including pharmacy and medical supplies in accordance with the budgetary guidelines set by the Organization.

  6. Works in a collaborative role with other leads, managers and related offices or organizations.

  7. Greet patients and contributes to patient assessment as needed.

  8. Oversees and manages patient care flow, taking a leadership role within the suite.

  9. Prepare patients for provider by reviewing current medications in the electronic health record (EHR) as needed.

  10. Takes appropriate vital signs and record in EHR as needed.

  11. Sets up exam room/procedure rooms appropriately based on patient visit needs.

  12. Assist provider in examination/procedure rooms as needed.

  13. Perform designated diagnostic tests as directed by provider.

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

  15. Administer immunization, injections, oral or IV medications as directed by provider.

  16. Use PRN/Smart Talk systems to convey lab results to patients as defined by provider.

  17. Assist in follow-up scheduling needs.

  18. Answer patient calls, questions and addresses problems in timely fashion.

  19. Ability to assist two or more providers with clinical care.

  20. Handles all designated clinical care telephone interactions with provider input.

  21. Communicates all significant clinical findings to MD.

  22. Serves as an advocate for patient and utilizes appropriate resources.

  23. Acts as a role model in providing care; precepts new staff.

  24. Provide orientation and training for new clinical staff.

  25. Recommend areas of improvement.

Educational Requirements:

Certification from accredited school and current California LVN licensure to practice required.

Licensure/Certification/Registration Requirements:

  1. California LVN License Vocational Nurse

  2. IV/Phlebotomy Certified

  3. Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association and/or the American Red Cross

Experience:

  1. 3-5 years of experience in an outpatient medical setting with lead experience preferred

  2. Proven customer service and patient care skills

  3. Understanding of patient care flow and insurance concepts.

  4. Ability to correctly set up exam rooms/procedure rooms using sterile/aseptic technique with appropriate instruments or trays.

  5. Ability to prepare patient for office visit/procedures.

  6. Ability to correctly perform vital signs and accurately document and record significant data.

  7. Ability to correctly prepare lab work/specimens for pick up.

  8. Ability to perform designated testing and specimen collection.

  9. Understanding of cleaning, sterilization of autoclaving procedures.

  10. Ability to determine current medications that patient is using and record accurately.

  11. Understanding of pharmacology and medication administration including oral, SQ, IM and IV medications.

  12. Ability to perform and record quality care testing on designated equipment and determine areas needing improvement.

  13. Ability to problem solve and prioritize work assignments.

  14. Ability to schedule appropriate visits for phlebotomy, testing or other procedures.

  15. Ability to handle provider correspondence and communications as related to clinical care.

  16. Understanding of medical supply ordering and cost containment.

  17. Leadership abilities preferred.

  18. Strong interpersonal skills, especially in the areas of patient and physician relations.

  19. Strong computer skills, experience with Microsoft office, IDX, or other computerized practice management

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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