As an integral part of the Department, provide smooth outpatient flow resulting in optimum patient satisfaction and clinic operation. The Licensed Vocational/Practice Nurse utilizes the nursing process to provide therapeutic care to varied patient populations and their families. 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, and prescription management as directed by physician. Schedules diagnostic tests and surgeries as 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. Must be highly flexible, enthusiastic, have a proactive approach, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, work efficiently under pressure and work efficiently in a team environment. Must be comfortable with computers.
Must be willing to travel throughout the Keck Medicine of USC Community (on campus, satellite practices) to cover practice integrations, vacations, illnesses, holidays, and leave of absences. Hours may vary depending on assignments. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education: • Graduate of a Nursing approved LVN program. Minimum Experience/Knowledge: • At least 2 years of acute care, ambulatory care, or surgical center setting preferred • Familiarity with word processing, Microsoft Outlook, Cerner, and navigate the intranet. Required License/Certification: • Valid California Vocational Nursing license. • IV certification must be obtained within 90 days of hire. • Current BLS for Healthcare from the American Heart Association required at time of hire. • Fire and Safety Certification. If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date.
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