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Hospice IPU Staff LVN (FT & PRN Positions Available!)

Job Description


Hospice IPU Staff LVN (FT & PRN Positions Available!)


  
Summary:
Provides direct patient care to maintain highest levels of comfort and quality of life. Responsible for physical care of the patient under the direction of the physician and Registered Nurse.
  
Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Provide care for patients and families according to an individualized plan of care and in accordance with agency policies and regulations that define scope of practice

  • Participate in shift assessments, administration of medications, and bedside care

  • Assist patient/family in learning appropriate care techniques

  • Assist and supports the R.N. and/or physician in performing specialized duties related to end of life care

  • Report symptoms and changes in condition to the Charge Nurse, and physician

  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date and timely documentation of nursing care provided to all patients

  • Ensure problems, actions, specific outcomes and responses to care are clearly stated and readily available for review

  • Rotate weekend / holiday duty as assigned

  • Participate in QA / PI activities to assure continuous quality assurance and process improvement

  • Assist in providing services that foster the organization’s mission, values and goals

  • Responsible for timely completion of paperwork required to meet State and Federal regulations. Documentation should be accurate and detailed to meet these regulations



Hospice IPU Staff LVN (FT & PRN Positions Available!)



Job Requirements


Hospice IPU Staff LVN (FT & PRN Positions Available!)


Qualifications:


  • Graduate of an accredited L.V.N. school or through reciprocity

  • Currently licensed as an L.V.N. in the State of Texas

  • One-year experience as an L.V.N

  • Skilled in nursing practices with Home health, hospice, or oncology experience preferred

  • Current certification in basic life support

  • Ability to cope with family emotional stress and tolerant of individual lifestyles

  • Good organizational skills required to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously

  • Good communications skills, both oral and written

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Ability to accommodate multi-faith beliefs and backgrounds of patients / families

  • Ability to function as part of interdisciplinary team

  • Must have reliable transportation to work assignments

  • Knowledge / proficiency in applicable Federal / State laws governing hospice licensure preferred



Note: An extended orientation may be considered for an applicant not meeting experience or qualifications.


Hospice IPU Staff LVN (FT & PRN Positions Available!)

Job Snapshot

Location US-TX-Houston
Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

Houston Hospice

Life matters at Houston Hospice. Our teams of Doctors, Nurses, Counselors, Social Workers, Chaplains and Volunteers provide care for the patient and the whole family. Houston Hospice utilizes a team-oriented approach to medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support that is tailored to each patient’s unique situation. We believe no one should live in pain or in fear of being alone. We also advocate for children’s rights to have their lives celebrated as full and complete.

Contact Information

US-TX-Houston
713-677-7273

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Job Description


Hospice IPU Staff LVN (FT & PRN Positions Available!)


  
Summary:
Provides direct patient care to maintain highest levels of comfort and quality of life. Responsible for physical care of the patient under the direction of the physician and Registered Nurse.
  
Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Provide care for patients and families according to an individualized plan of care and in accordance with agency policies and regulations that define scope of practice

  • Participate in shift assessments, administration of medications, and bedside care

  • Assist patient/family in learning appropriate care techniques

  • Assist and supports the R.N. and/or physician in performing specialized duties related to end of life care

  • Report symptoms and changes in condition to the Charge Nurse, and physician

  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date and timely documentation of nursing care provided to all patients

  • Ensure problems, actions, specific outcomes and responses to care are clearly stated and readily available for review

  • Rotate weekend / holiday duty as assigned

  • Participate in QA / PI activities to assure continuous quality assurance and process improvement

  • Assist in providing services that foster the organization’s mission, values and goals

  • Responsible for timely completion of paperwork required to meet State and Federal regulations. Documentation should be accurate and detailed to meet these regulations



Hospice IPU Staff LVN (FT & PRN Positions Available!)



Job Requirements


Hospice IPU Staff LVN (FT & PRN Positions Available!)


Qualifications:


  • Graduate of an accredited L.V.N. school or through reciprocity

  • Currently licensed as an L.V.N. in the State of Texas

  • One-year experience as an L.V.N

  • Skilled in nursing practices with Home health, hospice, or oncology experience preferred

  • Current certification in basic life support

  • Ability to cope with family emotional stress and tolerant of individual lifestyles

  • Good organizational skills required to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously

  • Good communications skills, both oral and written

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Ability to accommodate multi-faith beliefs and backgrounds of patients / families

  • Ability to function as part of interdisciplinary team

  • Must have reliable transportation to work assignments

  • Knowledge / proficiency in applicable Federal / State laws governing hospice licensure preferred



Note: An extended orientation may be considered for an applicant not meeting experience or qualifications.


Hospice IPU Staff LVN (FT & PRN Positions Available!)

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