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LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse)

Location: Vista
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

TPIRC is a non-profit clinical care and research center that focuses on the development of cutting-edge, individualized treatment protocols for rare and orphan diseases utilizing comprehensive diagnostic tools and patient-driven research. Our treatment programs are one of a kind with unmatched success rates. Our team is rapidly growing into Vista, CA and we are looking for new members to support our mission.We are currently in search of an LVN to facilitate and expedite POD workflows to maintain maximum efficiency during Food Challenge appointments by assisting providers with feeding patients, discharge instructions and education. The POD Nurse should be aware of the status of each patient within their POD during food challenge appointments, i.e., new to the room, actively eating, ready to exercise, ready for discharge, and status of rooms (dirty/clean/empty/full).Duties/Responsibilities:Arrive ahead of first patient each day (7:45 unless other arrangements are made)Facilitate and or assist in prep of patient roomsCollect and record patient vitals in the EMRCommunicate directly with family and answer appropriate questionsExercise children after challenge, or coordinate with MA teamCommunicate directly with providerPromptly clean rooms and prep for next patientClean and stock rooms for the next dayRequest additional doses as neededPrescription requests and refills as neededEnsure accurate dosing in-clinic and take-homeAssist feeding patients during food challenges allowing providers to spend time with patients that are of higher risk, are non-compliant, or are having a reaction. The LVN should be able to step in and assist to free up the provider so that their other patients are kept on track and complete appointments in a timely manner.Provide patient education and assist the patient with inquiries within their knowledge base such as preparation of home treatment foods, tips for food fatigue, reinforcing TIP treatment protocols to ensure at home dosing safety, i.e., 60 min rest period, timing of ingestion of different foods. Whatever question is asked outside of their knowledge base should be directed to a provider and an attempt to answer the question should not be made if uncertain.Provide, review and confirm discharge instructionsPOD Nurse may need to provide coverage for a medical assistant in the case of multiple ill calls and therefore would be assigned to a provider and normal responsibilities listed above would not apply.All Visits:Ensure rooms are clean, stocked, and ready to welcome each patientVerify patient charts with the Master Dosing List at least 24-hour prior to the visitNotify Clinic Manager and scheduling provider of any inconsistenciesCommunication:Communicate effectively to patients, families, visitors, and leadershipLook for areas of opportunity and communicate these to leadershipCommunicate with areas that impact clinic operations (Food Lab, Diagnostic Lab, Data Team, etc.)Communicate with the front office team room availability to ensure rooms are turned over promptlyCommunicate with all team members to enforce effective workflows and gaps/inefficiencies in workflows or when safety concerns are identified.Required Skills/Abilities:Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.Excellent time management skills and self-starter mentality.Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires strong multi-tasking skills.Strong communicator, decision-maker and strategic thinker.Highly organized with strong attention to detail and follow-up, able to work in a team environment.Technical Knowledge:Understand the patient lifecycle in totality and how the nursing staff support that mission.PFT and ENO execution and readingSkin testing execution and readingPatch placement execution and readingPrescriptions, to include those requiring prior authorizationFood dosing requests and receiptHIPAA certification and 100% application complianceEducation/Experience:Certified Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State of CaliforniaApplicable procedure trainingMedical Assistant experience (at least 2 years recommended)Current BLS certificationMS Office SuiteEMR experienceCustomer serviceTeam mentality and positive working attitudeWhy work for SCFAI?The Southern California Food Allergy Institute offers a unique opportunity to join a fast-paced, innovative organization that is passionate about thinking differently to solve problems. Our work is truly life-changing for our patients and their families, and each member of our team can easily experience how their role supports our mission. SCFAI provides a challenging yet extremely rewarding environment where employees' talents are leveraged and ideas are encouraged.SCFAI offers its team a comprehensive employee experience that includes: competitive pay, 401(k) with employer match, medical/dental/vision insurance, generous paid time off, company-paid holidays, company-sponsored employee events, and focused attention on individual training and career development.TPIRC/Southern California Food Allergy Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. TPIRC/Southern California Food Allergy Institute is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified applicants, and employees with disabilities to ensure they enjoy equal access to all employment opportunities and benefits of employment as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. TPIRC/Southern California Food Allergy Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program.Please note that TPIRC has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees. We believe this approach to be most effective in ensuring the continued safety of our team and our patients, and congruent with the local and national guidance provided to workers within the healthcare industry.Should you choose to join the organization, you will be required to submit appropriate documentation within the first 45 days of employment. TPIRC will make reasonable accommodations due to disability or religious reasons, as required by law. Temporary deferrals may also be requested (i.e. pregnancy or recent COVID-19 illness).

Keywords: TPIRCFAI, Vista , LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse), Healthcare , Vista, California

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