Licensed Practical Nurse
Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.
Summary of the Position
- Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, and in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), the Licensed Practical Nurse provides direct and indirect patient care in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act and organizational policy.
- Full-Time Hourly Non-Exempt Position, 40 Hours Weekly, Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. with an additional rotational on-call schedule that includes some evenings, weekends, and holidays.
- Would provide service in the following counties: Clinton, Madison, Bond, Montgomery, Macoupin, Jersey, Calhoun.
- Benefits offered for full-time positions.
- For further information and to apply online, please visit www.hospice.org/careers
- Collaborates in the development and modification of the Field Staff Nurse/Case Manager comprehensive nursing plan of care for the hospice patient.
- Performs physical assessment and collects data then collaborates with the Field Staff Nurse/Case Manager in the assessment of the health status of a patient.
- Implements aspects of the plan of care, as delegated.
- Participates in health teaching and counseling to promote, attain, and maintain the optimum health level of patients, as delegated.
- Serves as an advocate for the patient/family/caregiver by communicating and collaborating with the IDT, as delegated.
- Participates in the evaluation of patient responses to interventions.
- Provides direct patient care.
- Demonstrates basic LPN clinical skills. Gives a practical exhibition and explanation at the required annual skills day.
- Knowledgeable in patterns of disease progression at the end-of-life and provides ongoing patient/family/caregiver education, as delegated.
- Practices within the guidelines of the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
- Provides evidence-based physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual care under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
- Has knowledge of the principles of end-of-life pain and symptom management.
- Participates in monitoring symptoms and changes in patients and reports these changes to the Field Staff Nurse/Case Manager in charge of patient’s care.
- Participates in on-call after-hour care. In the on-call role, the LPN triages calls and provides care under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
- Participates in IDT meeting by providing information regarding patient’s current health state and observations pertinent to the plan of care.
- Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with others in a team environment to ensure deadlines, goals, and objectives are met.
- Demonstrates the ability to embrace change, manage stress, and maintain a positive attitude.
- Builds relationships and collaborates effectively with internal and external customers while cultivating referrals and referral sources.
- Organized and works efficiently with minimal supervision. Is a self-starter who demonstrates flexibility, motivation, initiative, and commitment.
- Identifies and contributes to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve the work process.
- Participates in QAPI activities.
- Exemplifies Hospice of Southern Illinois core values in daily practice.
- Appropriately manages Paid Time Off.
- Timely and accurate timesheet documentation according to Policy and Standards of Performance.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Graduate of State-approved school of nursing.
- Successful completion of Licensed Practice Nurse education.
- One (1) year experience in hospice preferred.
- Current Illinois LPN license.
- CPR certification preferred.
- Excellent clinical assessment, organizational and interpersonal relationship skills.
- A working knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid, hospice regulations, and third-party payor expectations is preferred.
- Reliable means of transportation.