USCâs Keck School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrine and Infertility practice located in Downtown Los Angeles, is seeking a full-time Licensed Vocational Nurse to join their team of faculty and staff who are dedicated to womenâs care.Â The Licensed Vocational Nurse is needed to assist in the implementation and evaluation of the delivery of patient care. Under guidance of clinical supervisor, registered nurse or physician, provides individualized, direct patient care to promote restoration of health and achievement of patient health goals. Performs nursing functions in accordance with departmental policies and procedures, established standards of nursing care and practices, and licensure limitations.
Accurately obtains and records patient vital signs. Under direction of registered nurse or physician, performs established techniques for administration of medications and parenteral fluids, and obtaining specimens. Responds promptly in emergency situations.
Recognizes changes in the patient's physical and mental condition, takes appropriate action by notifying physician and/or nursing supervisor.
Provides comprehensive medical record documentation that reflects all aspects of care provided during each encounter, including patient history, medication list, allergy list, and treatments and/or procedures. Accurately and completely documents data for billing purposes.
Promotes security by alerting appropriate personnel for safety, fire and other unsafe situations. Reports any unusual occurrences to supervisor.
Assists with stocking supplies and cleaning rooms and equipment
Ensures patient charts are prepared prior to appointment including x-rays and pertinent lab work, makes arrangements to obtain any special equipment needed. Sets up exam rooms, assists physician with exams as needed, monitors patient flow.
Performs venipuncture methods such as syringe, vacutainer, blood culture and fingerstick. Instructs patients regarding procedures including glucose tolerance preparation and proper specimen collection techniques. Provides patient care if fainting or loss of consciousness occurs.
Cleans, wraps and autoclaves instruments. Sets up surgical trays and assists surgeons during surgical procedures.
Assists and/or transports patients to exam rooms or surgical suites. Takes specimens to laboratory and returns with reports.
Maintains files and records, oversees equipment and office supply inventory. Photocopies, collates, faxes, distributes, mails, performs errands. Reads and prioritizes incoming mail. Handles or routes as appropriate.
Minimum Education: High school or equivalent, Specialized/technical trainingMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Graduation from an accredited vocational nursing program or equivalent. Current California Licenced Vocational Nurse status required. Must have passed the NCLEX-PN licensing examination. Demonstrated intrapersonal skills and knowledge of patient care and/or needs. Must have keen observational, decision-making, and communication skills. Ability to follow orders and work under close supervision.
Internal Number: REQ20080853
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