Hospice LPN- Hospice Crisis Care, Full Time (Nights 8\:00 PM - 8\:00 AM)

Health First Melbourne, FL

About the Job

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY\:
To be fully engaged in providing Quality/No Harm, Customer Experience, and Stewardship.

Night Shift - 8\:00 PM - 8\:00 AM

 

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES\:
Quality/No Harm\:
 Adheres to all Health First, Inc. and Hospice of Health First Policies and Procedures.
 Provides nursing care and prescribed treatments for patients in their home, according to the physician's plan of care as supervised by RN.
 Reports alterations to the plan of care as indicated by changes in observed condition of patient to the appropriate RN.
 Assures the safety of the treatment procedures, patient, and environment at all times.
 Assists with the orientation process of new associates
 Complies with State and Federal Regulations, JCAHO standards in reference to delivery of Hospice Services
 Actively participates in Quality Improvement processes.
 Accepts assignment willingly regardless of geographic territory.
 Attends Staff Meetings - (80% Minimum)
 Assists in organization of patient care, scheduling and documentation reviews as requested by supervisor.
 Communicates to Case Manager and/or Supervisor any adverse findings to patient condition and documents findings in the medical record.
 Notifies Supervisor of any change in their projected scheduled visits and number of hours worked to not exceed 40 hours a week
 Available for weekend coverage/assignments as needed
 Demonstrates effective administration of medication and IV therapy
Customer Experience\:
 Meets or exceeds Patient Satisfaction goals as established every year.
 Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Stewardship\:
 Ensures appropriate utilization of visits and services for care under the direction of the RN as noted through proper documentation completed at time of the visit.
 Utilizes supplies in a cost-effective manner.
 Meets productivity requirements

Qualification:

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED\:
 Graduate of an accredited school for LPN Nursing.
 Minimum of 3 years acute care experience.
 Hospice/Home Care experience preferred
 Criminal History Screening.
 Computer skills.
 Current Florida Drivers License, automobile insurance and reliable transportation.
 Must hold current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider Completion Card prior to start date and maintain.
 Current licensure in the State of Florida as a LPN.
 Good communication skills.
 Certification of 30-hr, State approved IV therapy education, which includes four hrs of Central Line education and Clinical Practicum preferred
 Working conditions\:
 Possible exposure to bio-hazardous waste, chemical substances, and unknown diseases.
 Care is provided in a variety of home environments with variable temperatures.
 Exposure to animals in the home.
 Driving, traffic, road hazards possible.
 Inclement weather.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS\:
 Ability to move in crowded conditions.
 Ability to operate automobile in variable conditions.
 Visual acuity and hand-eye coordination to perform clinical tasks.
 Must be able to lift, turn, pull, or ambulate with patients up to 20 times daily.
 Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds unassisted up to 6 times daily.
 Must be able to speak and understand the English language.
 Must be able to stand, walk, bend, and stoop for 90% of workday.
 Must be able to tolerate a minimum of 3-5 hours of computer time a day
MENTAL DEMANDS\:
 Ability to interact with other professionals, families, supervisor and patients.
 Ability to work in stressful environments/situations.
 Ability to decide concerning appropriate patient care.
 Ability to respond appropriately to life threatening situations.
 Ability to assess, interpret data and educate patients and families of various ages and levels of understanding.
 Ability to work independently within time constraints and concentrate under multiple demands