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Hospice Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: Compassus
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

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 SummaryParticipate in directed care delivery including functional and focused nursing tasks as assigned by the RNProvide ADL and other support as directedReport observations and complete all required documentation in a timely mannerFunction as part of a nursing team supervised by a Registered NursePrincipal AccountabilitiesSubmit appropriate documentation and paperwork to facilities at the completion of patient visitsSubmit all required documentation in a timely mannerAttend and participate in staff meetings, educational programs and community events as requestedCommunicate identified needs and potential solutions to supervisorComplete documentation at the bedsideAdhere to standards of nursing practice and maintain knowledge of current clinical practice for terminally ill patientsParticipate in quality performance improvement projects and clinical record reviews as directedCommunicate effectively with RNCM, DCS and physicians (as applicable)Provide nursing services as directed by the RNAdminister medications, treatments, etc. as directedGather clinical data and provide to RN via documentation and communication in order to support comprehensive assessment and Plan of Care managementAttend IDT meetings when ableProvide education and reinforcement of teaching related to:Care of the patientDisease processSymptom managementMedications, including expected effect, side effects, and when to call hospiceWound careThe dying processEducation and ExperienceHigh school diploma or general education degreeCurrent 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 experienceExperience in skilled nursing, preferably in hospice, home health care, oncology or emergency carePerformance within scope of practice per state Nurse Practice Act is requiredStrong written and verbal communication skillsStrong mathematical and problem-solving skillsKnowledge of Microsoft Office programsExperience with EMR (electronic medical records) preferredSkills and AbilitiesUnderstanding and acceptance of hospice philosophyHigh personal integrity including maintenance of confidential information and all patient recordsStrong organizational and time management skillsMust be able to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekendsMust be able to travelAbility to work with patients who are terminally ill and their family membersAbility to understand, read, write, and speak EnglishPhysical demands include:Ability to use hands to finger, handle or feelAbility to talk and hearAbility to stand, sit and reach with hands and armsAbility to walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawlAbility to taste and smellAbility to lift and/or move more than 50 poundsSpecific vision abilities including close visionThe 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 RegistrationsA valid driver's license and auto liability insuranceLicensed Practical Nurse in the state of employmentCurrent 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.

Keywords: Compassus, Lafayette , Hospice Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare , Lafayette, Louisiana

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