Clinical Services LVN
STATUS: Full-time, Hourly, Non-exempt
Working under the supervision of licensed medical personnel, work as a member of Health Center Team to deliver services to an assigned patient population.
Work with Health Center Team to ensure timely and coordinated access to medically appropriate levels of health and support services for continuity of care through establishment of a single, coordinated care plan (ISP) and ongoing assessment of the client’s needs and personal support system. Follow nationally recognized standards for chronic care, delivered in a manner consistent with the Policies and Procedures of D.A.P.
· Assess the patient's medical, mental, social, financial, and functional status and document in the Individual Service Plan (ISP);
- Perform permitted medically related procedures under the direction of the physicians and within the scopes of work of LVN licensure;
- Prepare patients for provider appointments
- Monitor improvement/changes of patient’s CD4, viral load and treatment adherence based on the various outcomes of services provided;
- Monitor patients progress in social and medical systems and mental/emotional conditions;
- Coordinate the delivery of medical services in order to facilitate and maintain patient’s medical care;
- In addition to primary duties for direct medical care, work with Team to provide a range of client-centered services that link clients with social services to ensure continuity of care and timely, coordinated access to medically appropriate levels of health and support services.
- Refer patients to Community Center for Chronic Care and benefits Classes;
- Provide crisis intervention when necessary and appropriate;
- Complete all paperwork accurately and efficiently (i.e., vouchers, X-ray request, special procedure request(s), referrals, TARS, etc.);
- Maintain accurate records in EHR;
- Communicate with pharmacies regarding prescription orders as needed;
- Review lab reports with patients;
- Assist patients in problem solving;
- Other relevant duties as assigned.
TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, ABILITIES
- Associate of Arts/Associate Science Degree and LVN or RN certificate;
- Must have a minimum of five years of experience in a fast paced clinical setting;
- Knowledge of HIV/AIDS care and treatment and sensitivity to issues and populations impacted by the disease;
- Experience in laboratory reports to include patient instruction, triage, patient assessment and specimen requirements;
- Computer familiarity (word processing and database input);
- I.V. Certification required;
- Bilingual - English / Spanish preferred.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Relate to all types of individuals in a non-judgmental and professional way;
- Work efficiently and accurately in a fast paced environment with multiple priorities;
- Interface effectively in a team environment with agency staff and volunteers;
- Handle crisis and stressful situations in a calm and respectful manner.
- Ability to lift patients from a wheelchair to an examination table;
- Ability to interpret patient files and medical charts;
- Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of individuals.
- Become proficient in the utilization of the electronic medical record system and other databases as applies to this position.
Desert AIDS Project is an EOE and a Drug Free Workplace. We encourage women and minorities to apply to open positions. We value a diverse workplace.
Desert AIDS Project - 5 months ago