Visit Nurse, LVN

July 7, 2017

Summary of Duties and ResponsibilitiesProvides direct care to patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) in accordance with Medical Director Orders and plan of care.

Primary Department: Outpatient Unit  

Reporting Relationship:  Clinical Care Manager

Position Type:   Non-Exempt / Wage Range Start $ 25.44 to End $ 33.19

Job Details and Essential Functions:

  • Under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), provides direct patient care including specialized duties related to end of life care
  • Implements current nursing practice following the plan of care
  • Provide accurate and timely documentation of patient services to reflect the plan of care in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  • Collects and provides patient and family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and self plan of care as directed by the RN
  • 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.  Monitors patient’s response to treatments/medications and reports changes to RN
  • Contributes to patient and family counseling and education
  • Participates in QAPI program and hospice sponsored in-service
  • Participates in patient care meetings and HOF in-service and training
  • Serves as back up to Hospice Aide

Knowledge and Skills
Required
• Commitment to principles, practices and procedures of nursing in a hospice environment
• Demonstrated competence in hospice care delivery techniques, with willingness to learn ‘Most Current’ hospice nursing competencies and procedures
• Dedication to ‘Nursing Practices Act’ record keeping requirements
• Attention to details of day-to-day operations of a Congregate Living health facility
• Routine nursing skills practiced in a clinical environment
• Intolerant of conditions that are symptomatic of neglect or abuse
• Providing accurate and timely records of critical events
• Cooperation with the Governing Body, COO, CEO, physicians, IDT members, and other CLHF coworkers
• Read, write, and communicate on a professional level
• Perform multiple tasks in a timely manner

Desired

  • Public speaking, developing relationships with identified partners, groups, businesses with whom Hospice of the Foothills may have or need to establish affiliation

Education & Experience

Required

  • Minimum one-year hospice experience or 2 years experience in a Skilled Nursing Facility.
  • Demonstrated competence in Hospice care delivery techniques
  • Knowledge of terminal care and end-of-life issues
  • Demonstrated communications and interpersonal skills, adaptability, organization, responsibility and leadership qualities

Desired

  • Two or more years experience as an LVN for an inpatient or outpatient Hospice Unit
  • Knowledge of State and Medicare Hospice regulations

License / Certifications

Required

  • Possess and maintain current California LVN license
  • Possess and maintain current CPR certificate.
  • Possess and maintain valid California driver’s license, a reliable automobile and evidence of appropriate liability insurance

 

 

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