Join the prestigious clinical team at Hospice of Virginia, whose unprecedented growth is matched only by our passion and dedication to patient-centered supportive care.
Job Description Summary
The Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse is responsible for providing direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse. Responsibilities include following the plan of care, providing treatments, and working collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet positive patient care outcomes.
**Shifts: weekends- 12 hour Saturday and Sunday
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities Provides direct patient care within the established Plan of Care and as defined in State Nurse Practice Act.
Demonstrates exceptional service to patients, families, referral sources, co-workers and other customers. Assists team members as needed to ensure that this level of service is consistently provided.
Implements planed interventions to meet the physical, psychological, social and environmental needs of the patient.
Evaluates the patient's responses to the approved plan of treatment.
Provide accurate and timely documentation of patient services to reflect the plan of care.
Provides patient and family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and plan of care.
Participates in coordination of hospice services, appropriately reporting the identified needs to the interdisciplinary group.
Participates in Continuous Care as requested.
Participates in clinical on-call program.
Attends Interdisciplinary Group meetings to facilitate coordination of care and discussion of interdisciplinary group involvement.
Participates in personal, professional growth and development. Also participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
Performs other duties as assigned by the registered nurse.
The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.
Graduate of an accredited practical nurse or vocational nursing program with current license to practice in the state. Prior home health or hospice experience preferred w/ minimum of 1 year medical/surgical experience. Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills. Maintains a current CPR certification. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements and is in good working order. Demonstrates excellent observation, problem solving, verbal and written communications; skills per competency checklist. Shows ability to organize and prioritize workload independently. Works indoors in patients' homes. May be required to work in undesirable areas. Possibility of strains due to moving patients.
Continuing Education Requirements: Organization personnel are expected to participate in appropriate continuing education as may be requested and/or required by their immediate supervisor. This position requires a minimum of 8 education hours. In addition, organization personnel are expected to accept personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job related skills and abilities. All personnel must attend mandatory educational programs.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Environmental Conditions: May be exposed to extremes of heat and cold in all weather conditions.
May be required to drive in various weather conditions on roads in varying
degrees of repair.
Working Conditions: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases. Contact with
patients under a wide variety of circumstances. May be exposed or
occasionally exposed to patient elements. Subject to varying and
unpredictable situations. Handles emergency or crisis situations.
OSHA exposure category: Category I -- Position includes tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, tissues.
Required Personnel Protective
Equipment: As required by working conditions.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. The employee will be expected to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor and/or other management personnel.
The employee will participate and adhere to ALL guidelines contained in the company's compliance program. POSITION SUM
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