Licensed Practical Nurse

Compassus Bloomington , IL 61701

Posted 3 weeks ago

Current Compassus Colleagues: Please apply via Workday.

If you're just looking for a job, look elsewhere. If you want to be able to build deep relationships with your patients, keep reading. As a Licensed Practical Nurse with Compassus, you'll become a source of comfort and peace for patients facing the end of life as well as the families who love them. We're dedicated to compassionate care, clinical excellence, and providing comfort and support to patients and families during one of life's most trying times. If that sounds like the kind of meaningful work you've been looking for, look no further.

As a Compassus nurse, you'll be invited into patients' homes and lives during trying times and have the honor of becoming a trusted face. For many of our team members, this is more than a career- it's a calling.

Licensed Practical Nurse Position Summary

  • Participate in directed care delivery including functional and focused nursing tasks as assigned by the RN

  • Provide ADL and other support as directed

  • Report observations and complete all required documentation in a timely manner

  • Function as part of a nursing team supervised by a Registered Nurse

Principal Accountabilities

  • Submit appropriate documentation and paperwork to facilities at the completion of patient visits

  • Submit all required documentation in a timely manner

  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, educational programs and community events as requested

  • Communicate identified needs and potential solutions to supervisor

  • Complete documentation at the bedside

  • Adhere to standards of nursing practice and maintain knowledge of current clinical practice for terminally ill patients

  • Participate in quality performance improvement projects and clinical record reviews as directed

  • Communicate effectively with RNCM, DCS and physicians (as applicable)

  • Provide nursing services as directed by the RN

  • Administer medications, treatments, etc. as directed

  • Gather clinical data and provide to RN via documentation and communication in order to support comprehensive assessment and Plan of Care management

  • Attend IDT meetings when able

  • Provide education and reinforcement of teaching related to:

  • Care of the patient

  • Disease process

  • Symptom management

  • Medications, including expected effect, side effects, and when to call hospice

  • Wound care

  • The dying process

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree

  • Current nursing license for the specified state and minimum two years full-time experience as a Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Experience in skilled nursing, preferably in hospice, home health care, oncology or emergency care

  • Performance within scope of practice per state Nurse Practice Act is required

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong mathematical and problem-solving skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

  • Experience with EMR (electronic medical records) preferred

Skills and Abilities

  • Understanding and acceptance of hospice philosophy

  • High personal integrity including maintenance of confidential information and all patient records

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends

  • Must be able to travel

  • Ability to work with patients who are terminally ill and their family members

  • Ability to understand, read, write, and speak English

  • Physical demands include:

  • Ability to use hands to finger, handle or feel

  • Ability to talk and hear

  • Ability to stand, sit and reach with hands and arms

  • Ability to walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl

  • Ability to taste and smell

  • Ability to lift and/or move more than 50 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities including close vision

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

  • A valid driver's license and auto liability insurance

  • Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of employment

  • Current CPR certification.

Compassus employs more than 7,000 Associates and Colleagues who provide a range of services and other resources to benefit patients and families. Our primary goals are to provide the highest quality care and service in the communities in which we operate and to be the employer of choice in those areas.

If your work ethic and belief system align with ours and you would like to work in an inspiring and professional atmosphere, we encourage you to explore career opportunities with Compassus.

Compassus, including all Compassus affiliates, complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Compassus, including all Compassus affiliates, does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

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