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Hospice Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) $4,500 Bonus Eligible

Posted on Aug 13, 2019 by HHU

Madison, WI 53711
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
HOSPICE LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICATION

CLASSIFICATION PURPOSE
The purpose of positions in this classification is to perform a combination of skilled nursing tasks and paraprofessional nursing in order to promote patient comfort and contribute to the hospice plan of care.

Individuals in this classification work under the guidance of a Registered Nurse and the clinical manager/supervisor. Individuals in this classification perform duties within the LPN scope of licensure in accordance with the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing Standards.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
This listing is not to be construed as all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Skilled Nursing Duties

  • Travels to patient homes and facilities to provide skilled nursing care within licensure, level of competency, and the established hospice plan of care to promote patient comfort.
  • Completes tasks as delegated by Registered Nurse and in accordance with completed competency(ies), including, but not limited to: basic INR s, venipunctures, and wound vacs.
  • Observes patient s condition and assists in the collection of patient data such as vital signs including height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, respiration symptoms, and any change of condition. Reports on patient status including respiratory, neurological, cardiac, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and other systems to the registered nurse.
  • Documents visit notes, treatments, and care. Records and reports symptoms and changes in patient s condition to the RN Case Manager, and supervisor as appropriate.
  • Enters physician orders into notes section of charting and follows up with RN Case Manager.
  • Records and reports changes in the patient s condition, adverse reactions to medications, pain levels, and concerns to registered nurse.
  • Assists with the development and revisions of a nursing plan of care (POC) for patients.
  • Participates in the interdisciplinary group (IDG) meetings. Assists the care team in meeting patient goals.
  • Reinforces the information, instruction and education provided to the patient, patient family members and caregivers by the registered nurse.
  • Provides basic health instruction to patients.
    Paraprofessional Nursing Duties
  • Performs patient positioning, patient transfers, patient ambulation, and range of motion (ROM). Ensures for patient safety in getting up and out of bed through proper utilization of medical equipment such as hoyer lifts, gait belts, ez stands, walkers, wheelchairs, etc. Reinforces home exercise program set by therapists as ordered.
  • Assists patient with personal care tasks including assisting with bathing, dressing, toileting and grooming including shaving, skin care, hair care, nail care, and oral hygiene needs. Performs catheter, ostomy, and incontinent cares.
  • Interacts with patients, family members and others. Listens to patients and families questions and concerns and responds in a timely manner. Communicates any patient concerns to the registered nurse.
  • Performs general housekeeping duties such as making the bed, changing bed linens and cleaning the bath tub and bath area.
  • Makes meals and/or assists in meal preparation as directed. Provides fluids and snacks as ordered.
  • Ensures for the accurate and timely completion of patient documentation in accordance with established procedures. Completes Clinical notes and submits per policy and procedure.
  • Attends safety training sessions and ensures for compliance with safety rules and procedures. Assists in ensuring for patient safety. Identifies and notifies the registered nurse and supervisor of potential safety hazards involving the patient. Reports any work-related accidents and injuries in a timely manner. Complies with the procedures for documenting and submitting leave and light duty time.
  • Completes timesheets and submits to supervisor on a timely basis which accurately document visits, services performed, hours worked, mileage, travel and other time worked.
  • Attends and participates in mandatory orientations, meetings, in-services, and conferences.
  • Provides backup to home care patient home visits
  • Regular and reliable attendance at work.

    MARGINAL JOB DUTIES
  • Performs routine office support duties such as copying and filing as assigned.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE High school diploma and completion of an accredited State of Wisconsin-approved practical nursing program with two years clinical nursing experience preferably in a home health and/or hospice agency or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills or abilities.
Must hold current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Wisconsin.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
This position requires travel to patient homes.
Must maintain a valid Wisconsin driver s license.
Must maintain an acceptable driver s record per company policy.
Must maintain proof of current auto insurance.
Must have access to a vehicle in good working condition.
Requires evening, weekend, holiday, and on-call responsibilities.
LOSS OF LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION
Any loss of licensure or certification may affect employment status.

Associated topics: anesthetist crna, aprn, assistant cna, certified nurse midwife, certified nursing, community, crna, family, nursing assistant cna, practitioner
Associated topics: anesthetist crna, aprn, assistant cna, certified nurse midwife, certified nursing, community, crna, family, nursing assistant cna, practitioner

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