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LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse) in Vista, CA

Company: TPIRC/FAI
Location: Vista
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

FIND TRUE WORK LIFE BALANCE AND BE A PART OF THE MOST CUTTING EDGE THERAPEUTICS IN FOOD ALLERGY
What is the future of medicine? Imagine working in the most advanced, cutting-edge space where technology, machine learning and clinical care meet. Imagine working on a mission to end the plague of food anaphylaxis. Imagine working to change the lives of children and young adults utilizing this technology to allow your clinical skills to be optimized to a level not thought of before.
The Southern California Food Allergy Institute has treated over 10,000 children and young adults who suffer from life threatening food anaphylaxis. Our organization has over thirty medical providers who are trained and deploy deep machine learning models on a daily basis to take our patients to a point of remission - a place called food freedom. Using this proprietary, advanced approach developed by our founder for over 15 years, our institute is on track to expand treatment to millions of patients across the US and the world.
The Tolerance Induction Program--- is an individualized treatment program designed to help children with food allergies achieve true "Food Freedom"- the ability to eat whatever they want, whenever they want, without fear of reaction. Thousands of patients travel from all over the world to receive this one of a kind treatment here in California.
We have recently expanded to Vista, CA and 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.
Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Arrive ahead of first patient each day (7:45 unless other arrangements are made)
  • Facilitate and or assist in prep of patient rooms
  • Collect and record patient vitals in the EMR
  • Communicate directly with family and answer appropriate questions
  • Exercise children after challenge, or coordinate with MA team
  • Communicate directly with provider
  • Promptly clean rooms and prep for next patient
  • Clean and stock rooms for the next day
  • Request additional doses as needed
  • Prescription requests and refills as needed
  • Ensure accurate dosing in-clinic and take-home
  • Assist 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 instructions
  • POD 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 patient
    • Verify patient charts with the Master Dosing List at least 24-hour prior to the visit
    • Notify Clinic Manager and scheduling provider of any inconsistencies
      Communication:

      • Communicate effectively to patients, families, visitors, and leadership
      • Look for areas of opportunity and communicate these to leadership
      • Communicate 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 promptly
      • Communicate 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 reading
          • Skin testing execution and reading
          • Patch placement execution and reading
          • Prescriptions, to include those requiring prior authorization
          • Food dosing requests and receipt
          • HIPAA certification and 100% application compliance
            Education/Experience:

            • Certified Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State of California
            • Applicable procedure training
            • Medical Assistant experience (at least 2 years recommended)
            • Current BLS certification
            • MS Office Suite
            • EMR experience
            • Customer service
            • Team mentality and positive working attitude
              Why 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 SCFAI 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. SCFAI 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: TPIRC/FAI, Vista , LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse) in Vista, CA, Healthcare , Vista, California

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