Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse
Job Details
Experienced
Advanced Hospice - Sacramento, CA
2 Year Degree
Nurse
Description

Advanced Home Health and Hospice is looking for an LVN to be part of our wonderful team to support our continued growth. Advanced Home Health and Hospice is a locally owned and operated agency. We are seeking talented and compassionate nurses that want to make a significant difference in the lives of their patients.

The Licensed Practical/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.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides direct patient care as defined in State Nurse Practice Act, including specialized duties related to end of life care.
  • Implements current nursing practice following a comprehensive assessment and the plan of care.
  • 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 to the interdisciplinary group. Examples include hospice aide, OT, PT, SW, ST, Dietitian or Clinical Supervisor.
  • Uses and prepares equipment and supplies effectively, adhering to aseptic technique.
  • Provides appropriate pain/symptom management. Evaluates patient's response to treatments/medications.
  • Participates in personal, professional growth and development. Also participates in organization's quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the registered nurse.

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.

 

 

 

Qualifications
  • Graduate of an accredited practical nurse or vocational nursing program
  • Three years nursing experience. Community health/hospice of medical/surgical experience is preferred.
  • Currently licensed as an LPN/LVN in the state of California.
  • Current Heart Association approved CPR certification.
  • Complies with accepted professional standards and practice.
  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements and is in good working order.
  • Requires driving on a regular basis by freeway and/or highway if necessary to fulfill the requirements of scheduled patient care.
  • Understands philosophy of hospice concept. Also understands needs of the terminally ill.

Medical Requirements

  • Current Tuberculosis (TB) Test or Chest X-ray (Within the last six months)
  • Titers for: Varicella (Chickenpox), MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), and Hepatitis B. A titer is a blood test that checks your immune status to vaccinations (immunizations) you may have received in the past.
  • Proof of Vaccination for Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
  • Proof of Vaccination for Flu (Influenza)
  • Proof of Physical exam (Within the last six months)

 

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