Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Hospice
Company: VNA Health
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: September 18, 2022
Various Shifts Available JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY The Licensed
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. The LVN respects and promotes the
mission, values and vision of VNA Health. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES Provides direct patient care as defined in State
Nurse Practice Act.
Implements current nursing practice following a patient assessment
and an approved plan of care initiated by the Registered Nurse.
Provide accurate and timely documentation of patient services to
reflect the plan of care.
Assess and provide patient and family/caregiver education and
information pertinent to diagnosis and self plan of care.
Participates in coordination of hospice services, appropriately
reporting the identified needs for hospice interdisciplinary group
members. Examples include hospice aide, OT, PT, MSW, ST, Dietitian
or Hospice Manager.
Uses equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently.
Provides appropriate pain/symptom management. Evaluates patient's
response to treatments/medications.
Knowledge of state, federal, local and accreditation regulations
for the delivery of hospice services.
Participates in personal, professional growth and development. Also
participates in organization's quality management program.
Meets daily average productivity standards set by the agency.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Case Manager and Hospice
Actively participates in Quality management program. 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. All clinical 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)
Minimum one year experience required, three years' experience
preferred. Community health/hospice or medical/surgical experience
Current CPR certification.
Licensed driver with insured automobile - in accordance with state
and/or organization requirements.
Complies with accepted professional standards and practice.
Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and
Understands philosophy of hospice concept. Also understands needs
of the terminally ill.
Bilingual - Spanish preferred, but not necessary. PHYSICAL
REQUIREMENTS 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. tTu2Xz5DHG
Keywords: VNA Health, Santa Barbara , Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Hospice, Healthcare , Santa Barbara, California
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