Schedule: 12 HR DAY
Date Posted: Feb 7, 2024
Department: AR - HOSPICE HOUSE
Schedule: Full Time, 12 HR Night Shift,
As a member of the Hospice of South Georgia Team and under the supervision of Nurse Manager or Registered Nurse, the Hospice LPN is responsible to assist in the care of hospice patients within the guidelines of the Interdisciplinary Plan of Care. Assists the RN in gathering assessment data, providing skilled nursing care as well as instruction/education to hospice patients and families as indicated. The Hospice LPN works closely with the RN and other team members, performing/assisting with procedures as appropriate and/or directing Hospice Nursing Assistants for further care as necessary. Collaborates with physicians and other health care practitioners, obtaining and implementing orders as needed. Documents all care provided in accordance with established policies/ procedures, updating Plans of Care as needed to reflect interventions performed. The Hospice LPN will have primary assignment to either Home Care or Inpatient Care, but is expected to help in areas of need within any division/department of HOSG as directed by the Nurse Manager. May assist with medication and supply pick up as needed, as well as visits to clients in the home care setting as directed. Represents HOSG and its services in a competent, professional manner consistent with the organization’s culture of service and teamwork.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Work environment may include hospice office, patient homes, nursing homes, and/or inpatient hospice unit with primary assignment to either Home Care or Inpatient Care Environment. Expectation is to assist in either area as directed by Nurse Manager/RN. Generally assigned to a consistent shift with regular working hours according to assigned department. May require long, irregular, or flexible work hours including some weekend, on-call, evening, and/or holiday hours on either a scheduled or rotating basis. Periods of moderate to high levels of stress and emotionally difficult situations. May require considerable mental effort in dealing with persons who may be under stress. May include travel to patient’s homes, pharmacy, hospital, and other care settings. Occasional overnight and/or out of town educational workshops, approximately 1-2X per year. Physical work may require sitting, standing, bending, and frequent lifting or pushing objects (excess of 50 pounds), using correct techniques. May require extensive standing and walking. Likely to be exposed to blood, body tissue and fluids as well as other hazardous waste materials on a daily basis. Ability to operate basic medical equipment as well as office machines such as telephone, fax, copier, and computer required. May be requested to assist with referrals/admissions or other duties as directed by the Nurse Manager, RN or Executive Director during periods of high census or staff illness/absence.