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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)- FT 7a-7p Nashville Inpatient Unit $2,500 Sign on Bonus

Company: Alive Hospice, Inc.
Location: Nashville
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


Licensed Practical Nurse *$2,500 Sign On Bonus* - 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Nashville Inpatient UnitLocation: Nashville Inpatient ResidenceStatus: Regular Full Time/ 36 Hours WeekSchedule: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., rotating schedule, includes every other weekend
If you have a passion for people and a desire to provide outstanding care and comfort to patients and their families, while working within a professional team focused on clinical excellency, then we can't wait to speak with you!
SUMMARY Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse serves as care giver for assigned patients. Responsible for identifying and coordinating patient/family needs and for providing preventive and supportive care to the terminally ill patient/ family unit. The hospice nurse utilizes assessment, intervention and teaching skills in caring for the patient/family unit. The LPN also performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient's needs and to promote the patient's comfort and assist in providing a safe patient environment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Using nursing process and current standards of practice provides nursing care to assigned patients.2. In collaboration with IDT, patient, and family, establishes and implements hospice plan of care.3. Anticipates the need for and initiates interventions to prevent complications and to alleviate physical and psychological discomfort.4. Organizes and completes work in an effective and time efficient manner.5. Notifies Medical Director/designee, Registered Nurse, and IDT of patient needs and/or changes in condition.6. Provides and maintains safe environment for patients, families, and other employees.7. Completes documentation per procedure and standards of practice including documentation.8. Provide emotional support to patients and their families.9. Administer medications as ordered.10. Educates patients and/or families in disease process, hospice care, and signs/symptoms of approaching death.11. Implements and follows physician orders.12. Notifies Charge Nurse of significant changes in patient condition and any unrelieved symptoms.13. Gives complete report to the next shift.14. Reports complaints, issues, and incidents to Charge Nurse, Clinical Director or IPU Administrator.15. Delivers care in a cost-efficient manner.16. Attends patient deaths.17. Works to ensure continuity of care with other shifts and home care team.18. Works with care partners to ensure hospice standards of practice are followed while providing personal care, hospice plan of care is followed, infection control practices are followed, documentation is complete, safety practices are followed, and call lights are answered promptly.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCELPN with a current Tennessee nursing license. Knowledge of or willingness to learn hospice care. Minimum of two years nursing practice or equivalent experience required. Hospice, Oncology or Home Health experience preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSCurrent Tennessee LPN License. Hospice certification preferred. If required to drive to carry out the duties of this position: current driver's license and automobile insurance as required by Tennessee State Law.
PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Keywords: Alive Hospice, Inc., Nashville , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)- FT 7a-7p Nashville Inpatient Unit $2,500 Sign on Bonus, Healthcare , Nashville, Tennessee

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