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LPN, Support (Licensed Practical Nurse) - Hospice

Mary Washington Hospice

37400

full-time

day shift

M-F, holiday rotation

American Heart Association CPR
LPN License
Valid VA drivers license

Job Summary:
 
This position must demonstrate a commitment of quality service to our patients, the public and our co-workers.  This position is accountable to provide patient care responsibilities under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.  
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
  
Perform reassessments related to delegated interventions, not to include initial shift assessments.
Notify supervising RN of any change in patient condition in the course of providing delegated interventions at the time the change in patient condition is noted.
Provide reinforcement to the education given to the patient, family, and/or significant other, to include discharge instructions.  May not provide initial patient education.
Administer medications as approved per MWHC policy and provide treatment interventions within the scope of practice as defined within the facility LPN CBOT as delegated by the supervising RN.
Document data collected, medications administered, and nursing care provided.
Collaborate with the RN in implementation, evaluation and modification of patient care plan based on collected data.
Collaborate with the health care team to participate in coordination of services and contribute to the continuous Performance Improvement process.
Maintain own Competency Notebook. Participates in educational programs and clinical experience to further enhance their nursing practice.
Interact effectively with patients and families to ensure quality care.
Follow policies and procedures of the specific unit and the Department of Nursing and supports the hospital and department mission, goals and objectives.
Maintain ongoing requirements for education and licensure.
Perform other duties as assigned.
 

Qualifications:
 
LPN license in the State of Virginia.
Two years experience in nursing preferred.
Must meet the physical qualifications of the job.
 
Additional Duties for Support LPN, Hospice (added November 2015):  
Attend weekly IDT meetings as well as all staff, nurse, and other meetings as necessary.
Participate in on-call/holiday rotations per agency process and needs.
Conducts field nursing visits (as needed) to support case managers and nursing staff in both homes and facilities.
Monitors availability and referrals for Hospice services during week and weekends.
Ensures regulatory required clinical notification of unmade visits are faxed/sent to physician.
Maintain Hospice Aide schedules and collaborate with field clinicians and Patient Care Coordinator to ensure coverage.