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Inpatient LVN, Licensed Vocational Nurse

Company: VNA Health
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description SummaryThe Inpatient Licensed Vocational Nurse works under the general direction of the Hospice Physician (or Nurse Practitioner) and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) provides direct nursing care and related assistance to patients and families at the end of life. The Inpatient LVN fully supports the Core Values and is accountable for upholding the Standards of Behavior of VNA Health.Essential Job Duties And Responsibilities* Provide hospice care to terminally ill patients in the inpatient setting in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team and other medical staff as appropriate.* Provide support for the patient's family.* Observe patients and report changes in condition to appropriate person (e.g., RN).* Maintain communication with patient and family including education on pain/symptom management and psychosocial aspects of the terminally ill.* Must actively participate in the coordination of all aspects of the patient's hospice care, in accordance with current professional standards and practices.* Participates in ongoing interdisciplinary comprehensive assessments and assists in developing and evaluating the Plan of Care.* Attend and present appropriate patient related information at interdisciplinary team meetings. * Assist the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.* Provide environmental services as needed, maintain a safe and clean environment through care of the patient's room and personal equipment and perform light housekeeping duties.* Provide nutritional services to patients as needed, setting up and assisting with meal trays, feeding patient, if necessary.* Attend and participate in clinical education, inservices, nursing staff meetings.* Participate in Quality Management and Utilization Review activities.* Maintain necessary records and reports in a timely manner.* Applies working knowledge of State, Federal, local and Accreditation regulations for the delivery of hospice services.The above statements are only meant 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. All staff are expected to participate as needed in variable shifts, including weekend rotation per staffing needs and departmental holiday rotation.Position Qualifications* Current and active California Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) license.* Minimum one year experience required. Experience working in an acute care and/or with end-of-life patients highly desirable.* Current CPR certification.* IV Certification preferred.* Complies with accepted professional standards and practice.* Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills.* Basic working knowledge and skill of computers (email) required.* Must demonstrate ability to communicate effectively, have initiative, dependability and good judgment.* Must be able to collaboratively work as part of an interdisciplinary group, as well as knowledge of pain and symptom management.* Must be able to cope with family, emotional stress and be tolerant of individual lifestyles without judgment.* Reliable transportation.Physical Qualifications* Ability to lift 50 lbs.* Ability to push/pull 50 lbs.* Ability to stoop, bend, and squat.* Ability to walk up one flight of stairs.* Ability to walk one mile.* Ability to sit for one hour, minimum.* Visual and audio acuity.Powered by JazzHRIIRalp1qtx

Keywords: VNA Health, Santa Barbara , Inpatient LVN, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Healthcare , Santa Barbara, California

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