Lone Star Circle of Care

  • LVN - Pediatrics (Cedar Park)

    Job Locations US-TX-Cedar Park
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/1/2018 3:40 PM)
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Nursing (LVN/RN)
  • Overview

    Performs duties under direction of licensed medical personnel and/or Registered Nurse to assist in examination and treatment of patients. Collect data and perform focused nursing assessments of the health care status of individuals in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act.

    Responsibilities

    Daily Job Duties:

     

    • Obtain, evaluate, and record patient history in medical file
    • Obtain and measure vital signs and record information on patients' charts
    • Assist in the examination of patients under the direction of licensed medical staff and/or Registered Nurse
    • May be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis
    • Prepare and administer medications according the five (5) rights of medication administration
    • Perform routine diagnostic and laboratory tests
    • Referrals – sending referrals, closing out referral when consultations are received in clinic
    • Take incoming STAT calls from Quest and ARA, document, and send to provider.
    • Complete data entry into Nextgen, state lab results, Hemoglobin and leads
    • Research companies that offer the services (Speech Therapy/ Occupational Therapy/ Physical Therapy) that the physician has referred, that is in network with the patient’s insurance and request authorization
    • All other duties as assigned

     

    Clinic Duties:

               

    • Prepare and maintain examination/treatment rooms, including cleaning and sterilizing instruments, and inventory of medical supplies and materials.
    • As needed complete prior authorizations for medication
    • Assist when necessary with the processing of faxes and correspondence that come into the clinic
    • Synagis: placing order and sending authorization to insurance company, calling parent to bring child in monthly for administration (mostly during flu season)
    • Process medical records for urgent referrals
    • Completion of incident reports as needed

     

    Patient Education (Coaching):

     

    • Explain treatment procedures to patients
    • Achieve and maintain clinical competencies as set forth by the Quality Council
    • Interpret and apply standing orders as defined by the Medical Executive Committee and Quality Council

     

    Compliance:

     

    • Achieve and maintain clinical competencies as set forth by the Quality Council
    • Interpret and apply standing orders as defined by the Medical Executive Committee and Quality Council
    • Notifiable conditions reporting to state (STD, TB, Varicella, MMR – others as needed)
    • Count vaccines weekly and monthly for State reporting

     

    AIDET-LOC:

     

    • Staff Members and Directors shall deal with patients, providers, colleagues, and other internal and external LSCC contacts honestly, professionally and with empathy, following the principles of AIDET (Skill at a Glance) and the Language of Caring Overview (Staff). Staff Members and Directors shall demonstrate honesty and integrity in all LSCC business activities and work scheduling
    • Following the principles of AIDET and Language of Caring, Staff Members and Directors are expected to treat one another with respect and courtesy, understanding that each Staff Member and Director has special talents and capabilities necessary to fulfill LSCC’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
      • Principles of AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduction, Duration, Explanation and Thank You) at all times with patients, colleagues, visitors and leadership
    • The Language of Caring skills are versatile life skills that enhance communication and strengthen relationships that apply to all of us, whether we serve patients and families directly, or we serve the people who do—our internal customers.

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND LICENSE:

     

    • Graduate of an accredited vocational nursing school
    • Valid State of Texas Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) license
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA)

     

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND LICENSE: 

    • Previous nursing experience in a Clinic/Outpatient environment
    • Previous work using Electronic Health Records (EMR)
    • Bilingual English/Spanish language skills

     

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