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LPN - Hospice ***$5,000 Signing Bonus Available***

Company: Hospice of the Piedmont
Location: High Point
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Position Overview The License Practical Nurse (LPN) demonstrates competency in delivery of quality patient care to terminally ill patients ranging in age from infants to geriatrics. The LPN is responsible for implementing a plan of care developed by the Staff Nurse in accordance with the patient---s express wishes and in full compliance with the Nurse Practice Act and agency policy, procedures, and standards of care. Requirements

  • Graduate of accredited LPN training program
  • Minimum of one year of clinical nursing experience
  • Current North Carolina Licensed Practical Nurse license
  • Valid NC driver---s license, reliable independent transportation, and current automobile liability insurance at limits required by the agency Other Skills/Abilities
    • Ability to maintain positive working relationships and courteous interaction with public
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule Physical Factors
      • Indoor office environment
      • Unpredictable client home environment
      • Ability to transfer patients and carry DME
      • Required to travel within service area in all weather conditions
      • Risk of exposure to blood or body fluids, infectious diseases, and sharp objects
      • Prolonged standing, walking and sitting
      • Prolonged computer exposure Job Requirements:Essential Duties
        • Duties are delegated by and performed under the supervision of a registered nurse.
        • Participates in assessment of the patient---s physical and mental health, reaction to illnesses and treatment regimes.
        • Observes the patient---s condition and reports changes of condition and the needs for nursing measures requiring additional orders to the patient---s nurse case manager and or MD as directed by RN.
        • Makes nursing visits and implements nursing activities consistent with the patient---s Plan of Care as developed by the staff nurse (RN). These include administration of prescribed medical treatments, wound care, phlebotomy, medications, and basic bedside care. In addition, may irrigate, collect blood, change dressings; give medications/ fluids through peripheral, PICC, midline, central venous access, and IVADs. May change dressings and sites, give medications/ fluids through subcutaneous access catheters. May remove peripheral, PICC, midline, central venous catheter and subcutaneous catheters as assigned by RN.
        • May pronounce death.
        • Acts in a professional manner to collaborate with physicians, other health care providers, and interdisciplinary team members and makes timely reports of pertinent information to appropriate health care professionals.
        • Documents data collected for assessments and interventions in an accurate and timely manner according to the nursing standards of this agency.
        • Attends IDT Meeting per Director---s direction.
        • Delegates appropriate personal care tasks to Hospice Aides and supervises that tasks have been completed.
        • May assist in basic nursing and personal care.
        • Participates in teaching the patient and caregiver on home care techniques as assigned by the staff nurse.
        • Assists with audits as assigned.
        • Participates in the nursing on call schedule, as needed, under the supervisor or the RN on call.
        • Complies with agency nursing standards, completes timely documentation and demonstrates competency in the approved infusion therapy tasks.
        • Maintain confidentiality of patients and their families, co-workers, volunteers, and the organization at all times.
        • Adhere to the organization---s Standards of Conduct and HIPAA regulations.
        • Report any potential misconduct or violation of the organization---s Standards of Conduct, HIPAA regulations, or federal or state laws and regulations.

Keywords: Hospice of the Piedmont, High Point , LPN - Hospice ***$5,000 Signing Bonus Available***, Healthcare , High Point, North Carolina

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