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Estimated Pay $30 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Bristol, Connecticut

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Hospice LPN 

Masonicare Home Health & Hospice - Bristol, CT area

Day Shift / 40hrs/wk

Summary of Position:             The Hospice Palliative Care LPN is responsible for and provides skilled nursing care reflective of the agency's mission to the ill or injured in the home, hospital or extended care facility.  The LPN works under the direction of the Nurse Case Manager and/or Clinical Manager. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for coordination of care with community and agency resources and with the designated registered nurse on a regular basis.  
  • Provides nursing care as per the established plan of care and documents clinical activities per the agency policy 
  • Recognizes and interprets symptoms and institutes remedial measures within the scope/limits of a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of CT and reports significant changes in the patient condition to the primary RN Case Manager/Clinical Manager immediately.
  • Administers medication and treatments as ordered by the physician, with the exception of IV push medication. LPN must pass competency for intravenous/subcutaneous administration of medication via continuous infusion. (LPN may increase or decrease dose, including delivering bolus dose via patient infusion pump, as per instruction and delegation of duty by the Case Mgr. 
  • Reinforces appropriate interventions, medications, effects and side effects to patient, caregiver, volunteers and other as appropriate as directed by the RN Case Manager.
  • Implements care to achieve outcomes of comfort, symptom management, safe dying, self-determined life closure and effective grieving for patient and family.
  • Identifies and addresses comfort care needs 
  • Maintains the dignity of the dying patient.
  • Supports the patients and family's unique spiritual and cultural beliefs.
  • Provides holistic, family-centered care across treatment settings to improve the quality of life.
  • Consults and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team and others involved in the patient’s care.
  • Provide care consistent with National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization standards of practice for hospice programs.
  • Observations of adult and geriatric client's condition are accurately reported to the designated registered nurse and documented appropriately.
  • Communicates effectively and tactfully with clients, recognizing their age, cultural diversity, needs, abilities and physical condition.
  • Can be depended upon to report to work on-time, use time off appropriately, and complete annual education & medical requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Hospice Clinical Manager/designee. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:       Graduate of a NLN accredited school of nursing required.

Experience:     Experience in home health care or hospice preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  LPN license and Current drivers’ license and auto insurance.