Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Position Summary: The License Practical Nurse position is responsible for performing duties outlined in the plan of care to provide safe and effective care. Providing ongoing support, education and empowerment to patients and families.
Access to Patient/Family Information: The License Practical Nurse position will have access to all patient and family information as it relates to the provision of care for Hospice Services.
Access to Employee Health Information: Access to personal health information only.
Organizational Relationship: BOD → CEO → Director of Clinical Services → Assistant Director of Hospice Services → LPN Manager
Expectation of Employee
As a representative of CareFirst, the LPN is responsible for:
- Reflecting and interpreting CareFirst’s vision, mission, and core values in his/her own work with enthusiasm and commitment.
- Acting in accordance with relevant legislation and CareFirst policies, standards, and procedures
- Interacts in a positive manner.
- Developing and maintaining respectful, cooperative working relationships, both internal and external.
- Understanding his/her role and responsibility in maintaining a safe workplace and reducing workplace injuries.
- Ensuring accuracy, confidentiality, and safekeeping of agency records.
- Participating constructively in the supervision process with the position’s direct supervisor.
- Understanding the financial concerns of CareFirst and contributing to the fiscal integrity of the organization.
- Participate in committees upon request.
- Regularly identifying opportunities for self and organizational improvement.
- Checking CareFirst communication each day worked.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Providing personal care, education and empowerment as outlined in the plan of care (POC).
- To know and understand state and federal regulations related to hospice and palliative care.
- Provides anticipatory guidance to patients/family throughout the hospice care and palliative care.
- Point of service (POS) Documentation- Accurately capture care provided according to the established standards; within our electronic medical records (EMR).
- Provide emotional support to patients and family.
- Report changes to RN Case Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader and/or On-call nurse and complete notification to team within electronic medical record (EMR).
- Work with and collaborate with all members of the Interdisciplinary team as needed.
- Recognize and report situations of potential harm to RN Case Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader and/or On-call nurse.
- Participate in continuous care when needed.
- Always maintain the patient and family rights and confidentiality.
- Participate in Quality Assurance programs
- Participate in staff development, maintain education, knowledge base, use journals and in-services, conferences etc.
- Participating in orientation, onboarding, and mentorship of new team members
- Provide informational visits, admissions and/or frequency visits as assigned
- Other duties and/or assisting other departments as assigned by Team Leader
- Demonstrate compassionate behavior
- Works cohesively with other interdisciplinary team members.
- Exceptional communication/counseling skills to communicate effectively with patients, families, and co-workers
- Positive attitude about working with families of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds
- Positive attitude of Nursing techniques as they relate to a Hospice patient
- Use of universal precautions
- Competency in computer skills or willingness to learn
- Able to cope with stress of continual losses
- Works confidently within a group
- Should have the ability to travel through the CareFirst coverage area
Need to possess a valid and current NYS License Practical Nurse license. Preferred but not required; a minimum of 1 year experience in nursing and in home care.