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Ambulatory LVN - GIM

Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Location: Dallas
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Primary care physicians in the General Internal MedicineClinic specialize in maintaining long-term adult wellness. Additionally, aninternal medicine team treats pediatric patients.

Both teams include experts in the prevention, earlydiagnosis, and treatment of common disorders, including diabetes, heartdisease, and high blood pressure.

Other conditions treated include:
Acute infections
High cholesterol
Obesity
Osteoporosis
Problems associated with aging

Our physicians coordinate the care of patients with complexdisorders, assuring that all aspects of their health receive the proper care.They also oversee active research programs in Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosisprevention, cancer epidemiology, geriatrics, hypertension, and various geneticdisorders, providing patients the benefit of the latest medical thinking.

Experience and Education

Graduate of an accredited Licensed Vocational Nurse program from approvedschool of nursing, licensure as LVN by Board of Nurse Examiners for State ofTexas.
One (1) year experience in clinical setting preferred. Current Basic LifeSupport (BLS) certification through a course accredited by the American HeartAssociation (AHA) is required.

Job Duties

Administers personaland therapeutic measures to patients as directed by physicians and/ornurses.
Schedules patients' appointments, tests, and procedures via on line computersystem or telephone, and reinforces physician instructions in person andthrough telephone contact. Obtains medical history from patients throughstructured interviews in accordance with departmental guidelines.
Assists in care of patients by preparing exam rooms for patient care,facilitating use of diagnostic equipment, and assuring availability of neededpatient information, such as reports of diagnostic exams and medicalrecords.
Prepares and administers medications as prescribed by the physician. May startand administer intravenous fluids and medications after successful completionof approved UT Southwestern IV course and skills verification with theexception of intravenous push medications.
Collects information and data that can assist the physician or Registered Nursein triaging patient phone calls following departmental protocols and documentsactions in patients' electronic medical record.
Takes, records, and reports patient vital signs using medical equipment;performs procedures of low complexity such as serial specimen samples, drawingblood from heparin lock, venipuncture, and specimen collection andhandling.
Documents patient care interventions and education in medical records; ensuresappropriate patient consent forms and authorizations are obtained for researchand/or medical treatment.
Inspects equipment and facilities visually and physically to ensure patientsafety and proper functioning.
Maintains adequate stock of supplies on carts and in patient exam rooms asrequired. Orders supplies and supplemental nursing material.
Maintains current customer service, clinical, and technical skills by attendingtraining programs and seminars to continue level of competency and ensurecompliance with departmental policies and procedures. Attends and participatesin meetings related to clinical activities.
Completes all necessary clinical documentation in a timely fashion.
Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: (a)Directly interacting with or caring for patients; (b) Directly interacting withor caring for human-subjects research participants; (c) Regularly maintaining,modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patientfinancial records); or (d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing orsimilarly affecting human-subjects research records. Performs other duties asassigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational andworking environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the Universitycommunity. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibitsunlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color;religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability;genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. Inaddition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on thebasis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Security

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history recordinformation

Associated topics: lead, license, lpn, lvn, med, med surg, nurse ii, nurse iv, practical nurse, practical nurse lpn

Keywords: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas , Ambulatory LVN - GIM, Healthcare , Dallas, Texas

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