LPN, Hospice House-Full Time Sun City Center
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POST DATE 8/2/2020
END DATE 8/23/2020
Chapters Health Systems
Sun City Center, FL
JOB DESCRIPTIONIt's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!
We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.
A high school diploma or G.E.D. or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Current LPN licensure in the state of Florida, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit
Minimum of one (1) year nursing experience in an in-patient, hospice, or home health setting
Mobile Driver - Valid driver s license and automobile insurance per Company policy
Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule
Certificate of completion of 30 hour Infusion Therapy Course and in-house 8-hour Infusion Class preferred
Ability to communicate (written and verbal) in English
Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients
Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms
Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families
Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.
Responsibilities of all employees:
Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
Observe the Company s health, safety and security practices.
Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
Advance electronic media skills.
Support Company research and educational activities.
Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.
Under the direction of an RN, provides nursing tasks to patients and families such as Continuous Care, dressing changes, catheter changes as identified in the plan of care developed by the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).
Demonstrates clinical skills regarding application of Company policies and procedures such as: medication administration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
Observes/monitors patients for alterations in body systems, pain and symptoms and reports to RN.
Observes and reports signs of adverse reactions and responses to treatments and reports to RN.
Reports findings to physicians, APRNs and physician s assistants following collaboration with RN.
Performs venipuncture for blood specimens.
Performs Central Venous Line (CVL) site observation/inspection; venous access device dressing, cap change and flushing venous access device; IV medication and fluid administration, IV pushes (in Hospice House only and per procedure) and venipuncture. May not make any changes to infusion pump including, but not limited to, rate changes and IV bag changes. Documents per policy and procedure in medical record.
Performs other duties as assigned.