LPN - Home Care - serves Franklin and surrounding areas, Full Time $2,500 Sign On Bonus
Company: Alive Hospice, Inc.
Posted on: January 13, 2022
LPN - Home Care - serves Franklin and surrounding areas, Full Time
$2,500 Sign On BonusLocation: Franklin, TN and surrounding Western
TN areasStatus: Full TimeHours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5
If you have a passion for people and a desire to provide
outstanding care and comfort to patients and their families, while
working within a professional team focused on clinical excellency,
then we can't wait to speak with you!SUMMARY Under the direction of
a Registered Nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse serves as care
giver for assigned patients. Responsible for identifying and
coordinating patient/family needs and for providing preventive and
supportive care to the terminally ill patient/ family unit. The
hospice nurse utilizes assessment, intervention and teaching skills
in caring for the patient/family unit. The LPN also performs
various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient's
needs and to promote the patient's comfort and assist in providing
a safe patient environment.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1.
Using nursing process and current standards of practice provides
nursing care to assigned patients.2. In collaboration with IDT,
patient, and family, establishes and implements hospice plan of
care.3. Anticipates the need for and initiates interventions to
prevent complications and to alleviate physical and psychological
discomfort.4. Organizes and completes work in an effective and time
efficient manner.5. Notifies Medical Director/designee, Registered
Nurse, and IDT of patient needs and/or changes in condition.6.
Provides and maintains safe environment for patients, families, and
other employees. Uses equipment and supplies safely and properly.7.
Completes documentation per procedure and standards of practice
including documentation.8. Provide emotional support to patients
and their families.9. Administer medications as ordered.10.
Educates patients and/or families in disease process, hospice care,
and signs/symptoms of approaching death.11. Implements and follows
physician orders.12. Notifies Charge Nurse or Clinical Director of
significant changes in patient condition and any unrelieved
symptoms.13. Gives complete report to assigned case manager as
needed.14. Reports complaints, issues, and incidents to Clinical
Director or IPU Administrator.15. Delivers care in a cost-efficient
manner.16. Attends patient deaths.17. Works to ensure continuity of
care with other team members.18. Assists the patient in the
Activities of Daily Living (ADL) including personal care, hygiene,
bathing, back rubs, shampoo, skin and nail care, shaving, eating,
dressing, elimination, ambulation, transfers, changing and making
the patients bed. Very light housekeeping to provide a clean and
safe patient environment and meal preparation as directed by care
plan.19. Other duties as assigned.
CONTINUING EDUCATIONThe agency requires this position to complete
15 hours of continuing education per year covering topics that will
contribute to improvements in carrying out the above
responsibilities. Regulatory agencies may require some disciplines
to have additional hours in order to be licensed or certified.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS 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 use
hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The employee
frequently is required to stand, sit, and reach with hands and
arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or
balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The
employee must frequently lift and/or move more than 35 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception, and ability to adjust focus. Frequently required to
drive an automobile.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing 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 frequently exposed to infectious diseases
and use of an automobile. The employee is occasionally exposed to
fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside
weather conditions, risk of radiation, and vibration. The noise
level in the work environment is usually moderate. Usually in a
QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must
be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, including
meeting the required competencies. 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
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCELicense Practical Nurse with a current
nursing license. Knowledge of or willingness to learn hospice care.
Minimum one year nursing practice or equivalent experience
required. Hospice, Oncology, or Home Health and/or long-term care
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSCurrent Tennessee or Compact
State LPN License. Hospice certification preferred. If required to
drive to carry out the duties of this position: current driver's
license and automobile insurance as required by Tennessee State
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