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LVN - Oncology, 8hr Days

Company: CEDARS-SINAI
Location: Alhambra
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Do you have a passion for the highest clinical quality and patient happiness? Would you like to use your clinical competencies with an organization known nationally for excellence in cancer treatment, research and education? We would be happy to hear from you! Please consider the following exciting opportunity with one of the most outstanding and dynamic places to work in the medical field as your next career move.The Angeles Clinic & Research Institute has established an international reputation for developing new cancer therapies, providing the best in experimental and traditional treatments, and expertly guiding and training the next generation of clinicians. We are committed to bringing innovative therapeutic options to all those we serve with cancer. You can look forward to working closely with our board-certified fellowship-trained medical oncologists, surgeons, immunotherapists, pathologists, and dermatologists to advance cancer care.As our next Licensed Vocational Nurse, you will perform clinical and clerical duties in the outpatient clinic to provide quality patient care. The medical oncology LVN will work closely with the physicians and other clinic personnel to facilitate patient care and patient flow. You will interact directly with patients, both in person at the time of clinic appointments and visits, as well as by telephone to respond to inquiries. Summary of Essential Duties:

  • Prepares the clinic for patient visits by participating in daily clinic tasks, such as stocking and cleaning exam rooms, calibrating weight scales, checking refrigerator temps, retrieving lab reports from the lab, stocking the fax and printers, reviewing and distributing incoming faxes, and other duties.
  • Print patient schedule, obtain patient charts, review progress notes and green sheet from prior visit, and retrieve any outstanding test results needed prior to the patient s visit.
  • Meet with the physician to review the chart and to clarify any questions regarding the upcoming visit as needed.
  • Run trend reports for any labs, as indicated, and place copy of lab trends and test results onto the front of the chart for review on the day of the visit.
  • Interviews patients to obtain medical information and any untoward signs and symptoms to report to the physician or supervising RN.
  • Identifies any needed refills needed and facilitates prescription refill orders.
  • Administers oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, topical, or intra-dermal medications after the medication has been properly verified for the 5 rights of medication administration (patient, medication, dose, route, and frequency).
  • Explains treatment procedures, medications, diets and physicians instructions to patients.
  • Starts IVs as needed.
  • Documents all chart entries legibly on the patient record including the vital signs, medications, injections, notes, labs, and charges.
  • Performs general office duties such as answering telephones, scheduling appointments and/or procedures, logging patients, and filing chart documents.
  • Calls in prescription refills (medications without change in dose, route or frequency only), as authorized by the physician and document accordingly.
  • Arranges for outpatient orders and services (including, but not limited to transfusions, home health, physical therapy, medical equipment, etc).
  • Operates EKG, pulse oximetry, and other equipment for routine diagnostic tests and document results on the chart.
  • Performs other similar or related duties as necessary within scope of license, using down-time to help in other areas and/or as assigned by supervisor.
    Qualifications: Education:
    • Graduate of an accredited LVN program requiredLicense/Certification:
      • Valid CA LVN license required
      • Current IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Certification through California Board of Vocational Nursing required
      • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association requiredExperience:
        • A minimum of 3 years of experience in an outpatient medical setting preferred
        • Oncology experience preferred
          Working Title:LVN - Oncology, 8hr Days
          Department:Angeles Clinic - Wilshire
          Business Entity:Medical Network Foundation
          Job Category:,Nursing,Nursing
          Job Specialty:Nursing
          Position Type:Full-time
          Shift Length:8 hour shift
          Shift Type:Day

Keywords: CEDARS-SINAI, Alhambra , LVN - Oncology, 8hr Days, Healthcare , Alhambra, California

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