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Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-based medical systems in the Los Angeles area. Keck Medicine combines academic excellence, world-class research and state-of-the-art facilities to provide highly specialized care for some of the most acute patients in the country.

Our internationally renowned physicians and scientists provide world-class patient care at Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Cancer Hospital, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, USC Arcadia Hospital and more than 100 unique clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties.

Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes Keck Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, is among the top 50 hospitals in the country in eight specialties, as well as the top three hospitals in metro Los Angeles and top 10 hospitals in California, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Hospitals rankings.

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LVN/LPN - AC Surgery Clinic - Full Time 8 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Non-Union)

Keck Medicine of USC Hospital Los Angeles, California

The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is an individual with specific knowledge and technical skills to assist the Registered Nurse in providing care for a designated group of patients. The LVN utilizes the Nursing Process to provide therapeutic care to a specific population of patients, under the direction of the Registered Nurse.

Under general supervision, provides day-to-day staff, logistical and administrative assistance to the Surgery Clinic. Schedules appointments; screens and refers phone calls; communicates and interacts with patients; provides clerical and staff support to the Department and assists with clinical operations as required and permitted.

Essential Duties:

  • Uses and practices basic assessment, participates in planning, executes interventions in accordance with the plan of care or treatment plan, and contributes to evaluation of individualized interventions related to the care plan or treatment plan.
  • Provides direct patient care.
  • Administers medications.
  • Demonstrates professional communication skills for the purpose of patient care, education and multidisciplinary team collaboration.
  • Schedules and receives patients.
  • Prepares and maintains medical records.
  • Performs basic secretarial and medical transcription duties.
  • Enters charges into the system in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Handles telephone calls and writes correspondences.
  • Serves as a liaison between physicians and other individuals.
  • Takes patient histories and vital signs.
  • Implements an effective and efficient patient flow.
  • Performs first aid and CPR if needed.
  • Assists physicians with exams and treatments as permitted by license.
  • Organizes pharmacy refill requests for physician approval.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting to accomplish duties in a timely manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req High school or equivalent
  • Req Specialized/technical training Graduate of an accredited Vocational Nursing Program
  • Req Demonstrates ability to effectively work with physicians, staff, and patients.
  • Req Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Word as well as Internet access and utilization.
  • Req Demonstrate excellent customer service behavior.
  • Req Strong interpersonal skills to handle sensitive situations and confidential information
  • Req Able to make decisions effectively and with appropriate stakeholder input


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pref 2 years Experience in an acute care or ambulatory care setting.
  • Pref LVN - Intravenous Therapy Certification (CA DCA)


Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Licensed Vocational Nurse - LVN (CA DCA) Valid California Vocational Nursing license
  • Req Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The hourly rate range for this position is $25.00 - $39.69. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.


REQ20140297 Posted Date: 04/29/2024

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