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Licensed Vocational Nurse Per Diem - Plastics
UCLA Health | Los Angeles, California
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Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Clinic Manager, the per diem LVN provides total patient care to the patients of the Plastic Surgery Outpatient Consultation Suite. Major duties include: coordinating and providing patient care in an out-patient setting; assisting physicians with minor procedures; assisting in suturing, suture removal, and application or dressing changes; assisting in special procedures such as incision and drainage of infected areas; tissue expansions, starting IVs, administering medications; assist in surgery, ability to scrub and set up sterile equipment for surgical procedures; knowledge of sterile technique, maintenance of surgical equipment and supplies; arranging follow-up care and ancillary tests; assisting with patient education, charting in CareConnect, and managing patient flow.
· Skill in analyzing information, problems, situations, practices, and/or procedures to define the problem, identify relevant concerns or factors, identify patterns and tendencies, formulate logical and objective conclusions, and reorganize alternatives and their implications.
· Skill in speaking with persons of various backgrounds to obtain information.
· Ability to work as part of a team and establish cooperative working relationships with administrators, physicians, peers and the public.
· Current BCLS Certification.
· Current California LVN License.
· Ability to perform patient assessments and take appropriate actions.
· Ability to write concise and clear progress notes and to compose patient education materials.
· Knowledge and experience administering intramuscular and oral medications, starting and monitoring IVs and venipuncture.
· Current IV verification.
· Demonstrated skill in setting-up and maintaining sterile fields for specialized Plastic Surgery procedures including biopsies.


About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.

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