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Apply Apply Later LVN - East Bay Neurosurgery - Castro Valley
Job ID SPMF - 2014495 Date Posted 09/11/2020 Location Castro Valley
, California Schedule/Shift Full Time/ Day
Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation is a not for profit
corporation that exists to provide medical services, research and
education. The foundation provides the infrastructure for the
delivery of physician services, and contracts with a separate
corporation comprised of physicians and other care providers to
deliver the clinical services. This multi-specialty foundation will
provide a platform from which new physicians can be recruited to
continue to provide physician services in a nonprofit, community
setting. The Foundation's vision is to create a medical group that
will deliver high quality, market competitive medical services.
Provides specific functions for the care and treatment of
patients in the Ambulatory Care setting. The incumbent must possess
exceptional public relations/customer service skills, as well as a
working knowledge of standard medical assisting. The LVN assists
the physician/mid-level clinician by providing clinical support in
all aspects of patient care. Productivity/Efficiency: •Performs
tests and procedures as requested by clinicians. •Completes tasks
pursuant to a written order by the Physician. •Completes
requisitions, including the scheduling of tests and/or procedures
when necessary. •Prepares clinic and patients for clinic visits.
•Ensures that pertinent labs and test results are accessible in
charts prior to clinic start time, or as needed by physician, NP,
RN or clinical case manager. •Maintains inventory of the clinic and
exam room supplies. Orders necessary items in a cost-effective
manner with the approval of the supervisor. •Processes and prepares
for review and signature patient orders, prescriptions and refills.
Calls in prescription refills as needed and within the LVN Scope of
Practice (may not call in new prescriptions). •Pulls charts and
calls patients with appointment reminder a day prior to the
appointment or as indicated by physician. Technical Skills:
•Demonstrates competence in clinical practice by adherence to all
nursing standards. •Demonstrates competency in the performance of
vital signs, injections, pulmonary function tests, base line
snellens, phlebotomy and EKGs and other depending on the clinical
setting. •Prints and makes required copies of patient schedules at
the beginning of each day and distributes to appropriate sites as
necessary. •Prints lab/test results from PCIS. Communication (Oral
and Written): •Communicates effectively and sensitively with
patients and their families. •Communicates instructions and assists
patients when needed. •Documents all patient interaction as per
patient care and medical record standards. •Answers the telephone
promptly, responding according to “core” communication standards.
•Directs any clinical questions to either the nurse or doctor. Does
NOT offer medical advice. •Takes messages and provides routine
information to callers •Establishes and maintains a pleasant
environment in the clinic by using a pleasant tone of voice and
maintaining composure at all times. Leadership and Professional
Accountability: •Receives and prepares patients promptly for
examinations and procedures, and assists clinicians and patients as
needed. Informs patients and clinicians within ten minutes when
delays occur. •Follows established departmental polices and
procedures: safety, fire, disaster preparedness, environmental and
infection control standards. •Ensures that examination rooms and
lab are suitably clean and neat for each patient visit. Cleans the
exam rooms after patient visits and prepares the rooms for visits
to follow. •Enhances professional growth and development through
participation in educational programs, in-service meetings and
current literature. Quality: •Ensures that all patients have
current primary care physician’s name and address listed clearly in
chart. If patient does not have a primary care physician, staff
MD’s must be notified. •Responsible for responding quickly to
queries on refill line. •Orders/Pulls, obtains and prepares charts
as necessary according to Medical Record and Departmental
Guidelines. •Reviews all charts for complete updated patient
information form a day prior to the patient visit. If not complete
or available, informs Clinical Coordinator/Scheduler. •Maintains
and updates patient information packets for distribution to
patients and other designated professionals.
Education, Licensures and Certifications:
High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
Licensed Vocational Nurse required.
Basic Life Support Certification - BLS required.
Combination of education and experience sufficient to perform
primary responsibilities as would be typically obtained in a 2-year
Licensed Vocational Nursing Program required.
Two-three (2-3) years of practical experience as an LVN in a
physician's office preferred.
Skills and Knowledge:
Knowledge of scope of practice for LVN in the state of
Knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations.
Knowledge of Universal Precautions.
Knowledge of clinical protocols for vital signs. Knowledge of
normal values for vital signs (BP, Pulse, Respirations, Temps).
Ability to give safe, accurate injections. Ability to calculate
medication dosages. Ability to accurately identify syringe
calibrations. Ability to identify injection sites using anatomical
Ability to identify and use basic medical equipment.
Knowledge of medical positioning for patients.
Knowledge of scheduling practices/referrals for physician
Organization: Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
Employee Status: Regular
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Job Shift: Day
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: None
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80
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