Service Line: Hospice
Job Title/Position: Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (Monday- Friday Noon-8:30pm)
Reports To: Clinical Manager or DPCS
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities
Provides direct patient care as defined in State Nurse Practice Act, including specialized duties related to end of life care.
Implements current nursing practice following a comprehensive assessment and the plan of care.
Provide accurate and timely documentation of patient services to reflect the plan of care.
Assess and provide patient and family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and self plan of care.
Participates in coordination of hospice services, appropriately reporting the identified needs to the interdisciplinary group. Examples include hospice aide, OT, PT, SW, ST, Dietician or Clinical Supervisor.
Uses and prepares equipment and supplies effectively, adhering to aseptic technique.
Provides appropriate pain/symptom management. Evaluates patients response to treatments/medications.
Participates in personal, professional growth and development. Also participates in organization's quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
Performs other duties as assigned by the registered nurse.
LVN will preform Crisis Care when the patient requires that higher level of care.
Graduate of an accredited practical nurse or vocational nursing program.
Community health/hospice or medical/surgical experience is preferred.
Currently licensed as an LPN/LVN in the State.
Complies with accepted professional standards and practice.
Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills.
Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements and is in good working order.
Understands philosophy of hospice concept. Also understands needs of the terminally ill.
Mission Healthcare Services Inc