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Lead LVN - Full Time

Company: CHRISTUS Health
Location: Henderson
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

This position requires the skills and knowledge to provide direction, leadership and accountability for Medical Assistants. Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of direct, technical nursing care functions for acute, sub-acute, convalescent and chronic patients in accordance with nursing care plans and physicians' orders. Must be able to work cooperatively as a team member and demonstrate behaviors of trust and respect toward others including clinical support associates, non-clinical support associates, resident/faculty physicians, hospital associates and management.
As a Lead LVN - You will identify routine, urgent or emergency situations and follow procedures related to scheduling and obtaining proper referral/authorization for treatment.
Document in the computer system all necessary demographic, insurance, and financial information. Compile or retrieve scheduled reports from computer system.
As the Lead LVN- Assist physicians by preparing patients for an examination/treatment/procedure, assessing the patient's condition by documenting the patient history, vital signs, chief complaints, etc. Procedures may include but are not limited to, EKG, stress tests, casting, cast removal, suturing, Point of Care Testing, etc. Performing care coordination activities with patients including but not limited to chronic care management and transitional care management services.
As the Lead LVN- Expedites the flow of authorization requests through the Managed Care System. Accurately enter referral information into the computer system with a thorough understanding of the correct system codes (type, status, procedure, etc). Performs care coordination activities, which include but are not limited to notifying patients and providers of authorization decisions and maintaining accurate tracking of services including follow through on the status of referrals. Coordinate the initiation of specific home health service, DME services diagnostics, etc.
Observe each patient and report adverse reaction to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge.
Dress wounds, apply compresses, ice bags and hot water bottles. Assemble and use such equipment as catheters, and oxygen suppliers.
Sterilize equipment and supplies by following clinic policy. Maintains cleanliness of facility, exam rooms and instrumentation per practice and OSHA policies. Document all incidents according to mandated rules and regulations and properly dispose of contaminated and disposable items.
As the Lead LVN- Lead the Medical Assistants in each clinic with improving patient flow. Initiate staffing changes and directing work tasks as necessary to manage fluctuating volumes.
Demonstrates competence to perform assigned responsibilities in a manner that meets the age-specific and developmental needs of members served by the department.
Appropriately adapts to assigned assessment, treatment, and/or service methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, age specific and other developmental needs of each member served.
Full Time

If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at (844) 257-6925.

Keywords: CHRISTUS Health, Longview , Lead LVN - Full Time, Healthcare , Henderson, Texas

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