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Licensed Practical Nurse (Lpn)

Company: St. Croix Hospice
Location: Atchison
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

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, Dietician 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.


* Graduate of an accredited practical nurse or vocational nursing program.

* One to three years nursing experience preferred. Community health/hospice or medical/surgical experience is desired.

* Currently licensed as an LPN/LVN in the State.

* 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.

* Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.

* Understands philosophy of hospice concept. Also understands needs of the terminally ill.

Keywords: St. Croix Hospice, Saint Joseph , Licensed Practical Nurse (Lpn), Healthcare , Atchison, Missouri

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