At MemorialCare Health System, we believe in providing extraordinary healthcare to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. MemorialCare stands for excellence in Healthcare. Across our family of medical centers and physician groups, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration and accountability. Whatever your role and whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential in an environment of respect, innovation and teamwork.
Specific Job Responsibilities: It is the duty of all employees to understand and perform their job tasks to the highest level at all times.
Monitor facility and assist where needed for optimal patient flow.
Perform routine maintenance and calibration of equipment. Report defects to the Nursing Supervisor and document in infection control log per policy and procedure.
Maintain cleanliness and sterilization of instruments, exam rooms, and all treatment areas (ie. surgery, lab, cast room, etc.) as needed or directed.
Respond to and participate in all clinical emergencies and maintain emergency equipment.
Maintain adequate and current inventories of medication and supplies. Properly dispose of or return expired supplies per policy.
Assist primary nurses/medical assistants in treatment and care of patients (i.e. telephone calls, rooming patients, reinforce provider’s instructions, document and follow-up, etc.).
Complete nurse-visit charges and coding in an accurate manner at the end of the encounter.
Assist provider to complete E&M coding.
Demonstrate, enforce, and adhere to Infection Control Standards, Universal Precautions, and use of Personal Protective Equipment at all times. Maintain Infection Control log(s) per policies and procedures. Monitor and dispose of contaminated waste per policy. Access and interpret needed information from facility MSDS book or from MSDS Online.
Dispose of all sharps in the appropriate disposal container.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge and capability to perform all assigned nursing functions within scope of licensure. Maintain current licenses/certificates.
Follow current policies and procedures for labeling and collection of all specimens, using appropriate media.
Facilitate patient education per provider orders and telephone screening with documentation per scope of license.
Perform any additional/miscellaneous duties (not inclusive of job description) as requested by the management team within the scope of licensure.
Maintain complete understanding of the Scope of Practice for duties and limitations of their own licensure/ education level.
Perform any additional/miscellaneous duties (not inclusive of job description) as requested by the management team within the scope of knowledge/ability.
Qualifications/Skills: Qualified candidate must excel in interpersonal communication and customer service and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Candidate must also excel in organization and attention to details and follow through. Additionally, they must have the ability to problem solve to logical conclusion and demonstrate initiative and responsibility. Must be able to effectively and clearly communicate (written and verbal).
Experience: Prior nursing experience in an ambulatory care environment preferred.
Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Current California LVN license with IV certification. All Healthcare workers at MemorialCare Medical Group must maintain a Current CPR for Healthcare Provider card. AA, BA/BS degree a plus.
MemorialCare Medical Group is a physician-based organization established to provide advanced comprehensive, effective and efficient health care. With over 30 locations from Long Beach to Dana Point, MemorialCare Medical Group includes more than 250 physicians in the areas of internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, geriatric medicine, cardiology, cardio thoracic surgery, gastroenterology, neurology, pulmonology, psychiatry, psychology, rheumatology, sleep medicine and therapeutic acupuncture.
In addition to multiple locations throughout Orange County, MemorialCare Medical Group offers Urgent Care Centers that are open 365 days-a-year, Telephone Advice Nurses available 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week; and lab and digital X-ray services available on-site at most locations.