Licensed Practical Nurse-Hospice House
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LPN JOB SUMMARY:
With direction from the registered nurse, provides nursing care and support to the patient and family. Promotes professional integrity, team work and participates in the interdisciplinary care team functions. Provides continuous care coverage as needed.
LPN SIGN ON BONUS UP TO $1,500
LPN FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE BENEFITS INCLUDE:
- $0 employee premium for medical, dental and vision coverage available
- Company-provided HSA contributions, if applicable plan selected
- 168 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) per year, with no annual rollover limit
- 8 paid Holidays
- Company-paid Life/AD&D Insurance at 1x your annual salary and Long-Term Disability
- Employee-paid options including Short-Term Disability and additional Life/AD&D Insurance
- Voluntary supplemental products available including: Accident, Hospitalization, Critical Illness, Legal Shield/ID Shield and Pet Insurance
- Employer-Sponsored Principal Retirement Plan; up to 3% match after 1 year
- Tuition Reimbursement Program
- Employee Assistance Program with offsite, confidential professional counseling
- Free flu shots annually
- Employee Excellence Awards
- And many more!
LPN ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
· Provides professional, courteous, nursing services to the patient/family as one of the functions of the Interdisciplinary Care Team.
· Supervises the administration of medications by family or other responsible caregivers; teaches the proper techniques of administration and record keeping. Records shall consist of progress notes data including the time/date of administration and observations concerning the reactions and response of the patient/family to his/her environment.
· Maintains a high standard of quality of care according to hospice training, guidelines, and expectations.
· Demonstrates tolerance to various and differing individual lifestyles without imposing his/her own values on the patient/family unit.
· Reports to the RN Clinical Manager (RNCM) for daily schedule, and reports pertinent changes to the RNCM, or the Primary Nurse during the shift and at the end of his/her shift.
· Actively participates in professional organizations whose goals and functions are related to those of Hospice. Maintains an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the local, state, and federal laws impacting upon the practice of nursing in the hospice setting.
· Performs specific tasks as follows but not limited to, personal hygiene (bath, shower, hair, nails, etc.), passive range of motion and positioning, enemas (prepared, tap water, soap suds), dressings, wound irrigations and decubitus care, colostomy care, administration of medications and instructing patient and family in medications administration, tracheostomy care and suctioning.
· Adheres to professional standards of practice for nursing.
· Assists the RNCM and/ or RN in the implementation and coordination of the care plan. Assesses the patient's physical and emotional condition and provides patient care as directed.
· Teaches the patient and family as required to maintain safe environment.
LPN QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Completion of a formal Practical Nurse Program. Current Practical Nurse Program (LPN) license issued by the Florida Board of Nursing required.
· No experience required; extensive training provided.
· Must have a Valid Florida driver's License, maintain current auto insurance coverage and have access to a reliable automobile.
· Basic life support (BLS) CPR certification required.
· Ability to work unsupervised in the field, exercising discretion and independent judgment.
· Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations, as well as documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
· Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
· Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, patients/families or employees.
· Knowledge of medical terminology and ability to demonstrate essential usage.
· Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
· Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
· Ability to operate a facsimile, copy machines, computers and other common office machines, with working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel and other software appropriate to positions.
LPN PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; stand and reach with hands and arms; to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.
· The employee must frequently lift up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move a bed bound patient who is unable to assist his/her own care, using the appropriate equipment and/or techniques; weight may vary 10-250+ pounds.
· Physical ability to access any home, hospital, Nursing Home, Doctor’s Office, or Assisted Living Facility.
· Ability to communicate with customers and provide feedback.
· Frequent mobility in and out of offices and buildings.
· Frequent use of hands and arms to reach, lift, carry and move objects.
· Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.
· Possible contact with communicable diseases.
· Frequently works in outside weather conditions.
· Noise level in work environment is usually moderate.
Hospice of Marion County is an equal opportunity employer, providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
*Drug Free Workplace*