Ready for a life-changing career? Ready to work with a great team that is able to help so many people in our communities. Look no further than a career with Hospice of Havasu, this is an organization where your great care and compassion will make a difference every day.
Hospice of Havasu is serving more patients and families each day, and we are now adding to our all of our teams. If this is what you are looking for, come join our caring team!
This position is Per Diem.
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY
- This position is responsible for providing end-of-life hospice services under the direction of the R.N. Case Manager, to patients in their home or community. The LPN is responsible for carrying out physician orders, assisting in planning for the patient’s and family’s care while keeping the physician and R.N. fully informed of any change in the patient’s condition. The LPN will provide skilled -nursing care within his/her scope of practice according to techniques and established standards to maximize the comfort of the terminally ill patient.
- Implement Hospice philosophy of care as defined by state and federal regulations.
- Carry out physician’s orders accurately.
- Provide procedural techniques to evaluate human injuries and diseases including symptom identification and appropriate treatments.
- Communicate the patients changing needs and plan of care to the team members involved in that care, utilizing minimum necessary use of PHI and conditions of access.
- Provide basic patient care within the scope of a LPN such as; dressing wounds, giving enemas, performing catheterizations etc.
- Instruct the patient’s family or personal caregiver (PCG) when indicated regarding the patient’s basic care, medication compliance or other activities as determined by the IDT.
- Provide care in a respectful, dignified manner as identified in the agency’s Patient’s Right’s statement.
- Implement the Five Rights of Medication Administration: The right patient, the right drug, the right dose, the right route, and the right time.
- Observe and provide accurate, timely documentation of nursing measures, medication administration, and changes in patient’s condition.
- Collaborate and communicate effectively as part of a team to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
- Attend all in-service trainings as scheduled.
- Participate in IDT meetings as required.
- Comply with infection control policies and procedures at all times.
- Practice safety in the workplace.
- Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
- Keep the Case Manager fully informed.
- Fluent in the English language.
- Ability to position self to move about, ascend, descend or traverse, transport,operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect or detect, perceive, identify, recognize, observe, inspect and assess are required. Ability to convey, communicate, speak clearly and exchange information, converse with, discern, and express oneself.
- Graduation from an accredited LPN Nursing Program.
- Must have and maintain a current Arizona LPN license.
- Current CPR Certification.
- One year of clinical nursing experience preferred.
- Hospice philosophy of care.
- Patient’s Rights.
- Safety in the workplace.
- Knowledge and support of agency’s safety and OSHA policies.
- Understanding of HIPAA Privacy Standards and related agency policies.
- Demonstrated understanding and compliance with agency policies, including but not limited to documentation, continuing education, work schedules and required HR documents, State and Federal policies and procedures, laws and regulations.
- Customer Service Principles.
- Structure and content of English language including the meaning and spelling of words, alphabetization, rules of composition and grammar.
- Calculate general math computations.
- Moderate computer skills in Microsoft Office applications.
- Excellent written communication skills.
- Answer and refer telephones calls to ensure accuracy and timely communication.
- Problem solving skills.
- Conflict resolution skills.
- Utilize proper body mechanics and safe working techniques.
- Cope with multiple losses.
- Manage stress in a healthy way.
- Maintain professional boundaries with patients, families, community and staff.
- Work with diverse social and economic situations without imposing own values.
- Sensitivity to others.
- Sensitivity to confidential matters.
- Acceptance of diversity.
- Maintain cultural competency and humility.
- Ethical and honest.
- Self-Management with minimal supervision.
- Relate effectively with patients, physicians, community, and institutions etc.
Department: Clinical Services
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position
Licensure required:: LPN License
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