LVN - Carlsbad Family Medicine - Full Time Day

Expiring today

Carlsbad, California
Jul 09, 2024
Jul 24, 2024
Job Summary:

Under direct supervision of an RN or provider performs routine patient care, excluding administration of IV medications and venipuncture, following established policies, procedures and standards; follows Quality of Service Standards; follows Universal Precautions.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • May perform nursing care functions such as vital signs, removal and/or application of dressings for assessment by licensed provider.

  • Cleaning or irrigating wound after providers assessment and instructions, shaving and skin preparation, ear washes, NG insertion & lavage, urinary catheter insertion & irrigation.

  • Reinforce standardized self care procedures as directed by licensed provider.

  • Recognizes and responds to acute emergency situation following established procedures.

  • Orients patients to system policies and practices.

  • Provides appropriate instruction sheets based upon provider direction.

  • Reviews instruction sheet with patient.

  • Administers medications, excluding IV medications, as ordered by provider.

  • Observes and documents patients response to medications and therapy.

  • May perform tuberculin, coccidioidin and histoplasmin skin tests, provides such tests are part of a tuberculosis control program.

  • May perform immunizations provides they are based upon written protocols.

  • Completes necessary arrangements or organizes treatment rooms prior to surgical and/or examination procedures by setting up or laying out instruments, drapes and sponges contained in sterile trays and assembling equipment items as required for particular procedures as directed.

  • May assist licensed provider with patient examinations and treatments by positioning, restraining patients, and assisting as directed.

  • Provides assistance in treatment rooms during minor surgical procedures and/or various diagnostic examinations by positioning and draping.

  • May hold clamps or retractors, sponge vascular areas, and pass instruments as specifically directed by the physician.

  • Assures safety of patient during procedures.

  • May prepare and transport items such as medical equipment and laboratory specimens.

  • May clean and disinfect instruments/equipment according to standardized procedures.

  • Follows Universal Precautions. Reports incidents of failure to follow procedures to Department Administrator or designee.

  • Maintains departmental files, performing duties such as pulling file and assembling forms prior to appointment, and filing returned diagnostic reports as directed.

  • Initiates and/or completes diagnostic rest forms per provider order, telephones prescriptions to pharmacies, relays medical information from physician to patient, and relays information from patient to physician.

  • Charts in patients medical record as indicated.

  • May perform lab tests including urine dip-tests, acetone tests, hemoccult tests, tests to determine. PH, protein, PKU.

  • May perform hearing and vision tests, glaucoma tests and visual acuities.

  • Collects, by non-invasive and invasive techniques, and preserves specimens for testing, including urine, and sputum and stool.

  • Participates in Department Quality Assurance activities.

  • Performs other duties, as required, such as checking patients medical records for incomplete data and relaying message to staff personnel.

  • Note: Specific duties may vary depending on assignment.

  • Note: Bold print indicates the differences between an MAII & LVN.

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