Full Time Hospice LPN (49564)

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. Dothan, AL
I believe that the care we give can make every moment count.

Compassionate care, uncompromising service and clinical excellence – that's how our Hospice improves quality of life in the final stages of life. By delivering palliative care by hospice professionals, our patients can spend their remaining days in comfort and peace. Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc., is the nation's leading provider of comprehensive home health, hospice, and non-medical home care services.

Kindred at Home, and its affiliates, including Gentiva, delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients and clients in their homes or places of residence, including non-medical personal assistance, skilled nursing and rehabilitation and hospice and palliative care. Our caregivers focus on each unique patient to deliver the appropriate care and emotional support to our patients and their families.

We believe that every moment matters. We believe in compassionate care. Most of all, we believe in dignity and respect for each patient we serve.

I believe my work is my calling.

As a Hospice LPN, you will:

* Provide skilled professional nursing care to patient/family/caregiver as directed by the supervising Case Manager or the Patient Care Manager and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and with Company's policies and procedures.

* Provide timely documentation of patient services based on plan of care.

* Identify other physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs for assigned patients.

* Work closely with other members of the interdisciplinary team to ensure all patient and family care needs are being met.

* Implement nursing plan of care as directed by the interdisciplinary team and Patient Care Manager.

* Provide professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process as directed by the plan of care.

* Responsible for checking and ordering medications.

* Assess and provide patient/family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and self-plan of care.

* Participate in coordination of Hospice services, appropriately communicating and reporting the need for Hospice interdisciplinary team members (e.g., HCA, OT, PT, MSW, ST, Dietitian) to the Case Manager or Patient Care Manager.

* Order and use equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently.

* Provide appropriate pain/symptom management. Evaluate patient's response to treatments/medications.

Required Skills

Qualifications:

* LPN or LVN licensed in the state where program is located

* Graduate of accredited practical nurse or vocational nursing program

* Minimum of one-year general nursing experience

* Community health/Hospice or medical/surgical experience

* Understanding of Hospice philosophy and needs of terminally ill

* Self-directed with ability to work with little supervision

* Demonstrate excellent observation, good nursing judgment and communication skills

* Ability to provide good written documentation in a timely manner

Required Experience

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.