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Senior LVN - Cardiology

Company: Cedars-Sinai
Location: Beverly Hills
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Join Cedars-Sinai!Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has been ranked the #1 hospital in California and #2 hospital in the nation by U.S.--News--&--World--Report, 2022-23Cedars-Sinai was awarded the Advisory Board Company's Workplace of the Year which is an award that recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels of employee engagement. We also have a great benefits package and competitive compensation which explains why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America's Best Hospitals!Why work here?Beyond outstanding employee benefits including health and dental insurance, vacation, and a 403(b) we take pride in hiring the best employees. Our accomplished staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our dedication to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation.Align yourself with an organization that has a reputation for excellence! Cedars-Sinai was awarded the National Research Corporation's Consumer Choice Award 19 years in a row for providing the highest-quality medical care in Los Angeles. We were also awarded the Advisory Board Company's Workplace of the Year. This recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels of employee engagement. Join us! Discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America's Best Hospitals.--Job Summary: --Key Job ResponsibilitiesThe Senior LVN is a supportive role to the department lead LVN and/or department leadership. This role is responsible for providing direct patient care, coordinating patient care workflows, coordinating, and monitoring staffing to meet the needs in the operations of the practice. The senior LVN will work collaboratively with clinical staff, physicians, leadership and other disciplines of the medical team to provide safe and efficient patient-centered care.Summary of Essential Duties:

  • Prepares the clinic for patient visits by participating in daily clinic tasks, such as stocking and cleaning exam rooms, calibrating weight scales, checking refrigerator temps, retrieving lab reports from the lab, stocking the fax and printers, reviewing and distributing incoming faxes, and other duties.Print patient schedule, obtain patient charts, review progress notes and green sheet from prior visit, and retrieve any outstanding test results needed prior to the patient's visit.Meet with the physician to review the chart and to clarify any questions regarding the upcoming visit as needed.Run trend reports for any labs, as indicated, and place copy of lab trends and test results onto the front of the chart for review on the day of the visit.Identifies patients with 2 identifiers (Name, DOB/MR #), and greet patients with proper etiquette by addressing them as "Mr., Mrs., or Ms." or as requested specifically by the patient, and escort them to a room.Places patient identification armband on all patients entering the infusion room or radiology dept for treatment, tests, and procedures.Takes vital signs and weight and records legibly in chart. Measure height for all new patients and record in chart.Anticipates physician requests for any tests that need to be run.Interviews patients to obtain medical information and any untoward signs and symptoms to report to the physician or supervising RN.Identifies any needed refills needed and facilitates prescription refill orders.Administers oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, topical, or intra-dermal medications after the medication has been properly verified for the 5 rights of medication administration (patient, medication, dose, route, and frequency).Explains treatment procedures, medications, diets and physicians' instructions to patients.Starts IVs as needed.Performs venipuncture or finger-stick for withdrawing blood sample.Collects and prepares laboratory specimens.Performs nasal smears and throat cultures under physician supervision.Informs the physician of any questionable test results.Documents all chart entries legibly on the patient record including the vital signs, medications, injections, notes, labs, and charges.Performs general office duties such as answering telephones, scheduling appointments and/or procedures, logging patients, and filing chart documents.Triages and directs telephone calls for physicians, nurses and laboratory needs.Takes and returns pharmacy calls in a timely mannerObtains insurance authorizations for prescriptions.Calls in prescription refills (medications without change in dose, route or frequency only), as authorized by the physician and document accordingly.Arranges for outpatient orders and services (including, but not limited to transfusions, home health, physical therapy, medical equipment, etc).Operates EKG, pulse oximetry, and other equipment for routine diagnostic tests and document results on the chart.Maintains a respectable and courteous manner with all patients, families, physicians, employees, offices, pharmacies, and hospitals.Provides coverage for other physician practices as needed.Performs other similar or related duties as necessary within scope of license, using down-time to help in other areas and/or as assigned by supervisor.--Education:
    • Graduate of an accredited LVN program requiredLicense/Certification:
      • Current, California LVN license requiredCurrent IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Certification through California Board of Vocational Nursing required within one year of hire dateCurrent Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association and/or the American Red Cross requiredExperience:
        • A minimum of 3 years of experience in an outpatient medical setting requiredWorking Title: Senior LVN - CardiologyDepartment: Cardiology 2Business Entity: Cedars-Sinai Medical Care FoundationJob Category: NursingJob Specialty: NursingPosition Type: Full-timeShift Length: 8 hour shiftShift Type: DayBase Pay:$26.88 - $40.32

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