Amanda Ortiz-Cadena, LPN
Amanda shares information about her job as an LPN in Internal Medicine, why she chose The University of Kansas Health System and what inspires her.
What is a typical day for an LPN working in internal medicine at The University of Kansas Health System?
You work with your assigned physician and their residents to room patients and manage the physician's calls, refills, procedures and injections. You take care of anything related to the care of your patients.
Why did you choose The University of Kansas Health System?
I didn't want to work in a nursing home, which is where they say most LPNs will end up. I wanted a fast-paced clinic job, and The University of Kansas Health System is one of the few hospitals that hire LPNs.
How are the physicians at The University of Kansas Health System to work with?
All physicians here are really approachable and like to teach. They are very helpful with the nursing staff and provide great patient care.
What is the benefit of working in an outpatient setting?
The benefit of working in an outpatient setting is you get to see your patients over and over. You get to build a relationship with them. When they have the same nurse, it helps to build trust between the patient and the whole care team.
What makes the team great?
We are a very friendly, helpful and intelligent group.
What would you tell an LPN about on-boarding for a new nurse?
We introduce new nurses to the entire team, and we are a very approachable group. We want it to be a helpful environment. We want your help. We need you just as much as you need us.
Why should LPNs work at the Internal Medicine Clinic at The University of Kansas Health System?
We have great hours and are not open on the weekends. We have great insurance and it's a friendly, fun environment.
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