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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 - Urology 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.

Assists 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.

Essential Duties:

  • 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.
  • Assists in coverage for switchboard, appointment system, and reception area, as neeeded.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req High school or equivalent
  • Req Specialized/technical training Graduate of an accredited Vocational Nursing Program
  • Req 1 year Experience in a health care setting.
  • 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
  • Req Must have keen observational, decision-making, and communication skills.
  • Req Ability to follow orders and work under close supervision

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pref LVN - Intravenous Therapy Certification (CA DCA) IV certification

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)
  • Req Certification - Job Relevant Must have passed NCLEX-PN licensing examination

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.

REQ20149056 Posted Date: 05/15/2024

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