Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Company: VITAS Healthcare
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Work at VITAS as an LPN/LVN and get an extra payout! LPN/LVN's
are DIFFERENCE MAKERS: That's why, after 12 months of active
service, LPN/LVN's working 20 or more hours a week can receive a
$$LUMP-SUM PAYOUT$$ in recognition of their support and dedication
to our patients and their fellow team members. They're at the heart
of everything we do, providing excellent care at the bedside each
and every day with Commitment, Compassion, and a Can-Do
The LPN/LVN administers nursing care according to the plan of care
to terminally ill patients admitted to the VITAS program, in
accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the State where the VITAS
program is located . JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides direct skilled
bedside nursing care.
Evaluates patient/family needs and assists in the preparation and
execution of the interdisciplinary plan of care for each patient on
Performs selected acts in the care of the terminally ill under the
supervision of a registered nurse; such acts include the
administration of treatments and medications.
Evaluates effectiveness of treatments and monitors patient's
Reports significant findings or changes in the patient's condition
to the registered nurse, Team Manager or Physician. Documents
reports in clinical notes.
Maintains a clean and safe environment for the patient and
Maintain accurate documentation including but not limited to
clinical notes on interdisciplinary charts.
Evaluates patient/family response to care.
Utilizes a wide variety of supportive and technical nursing skills
in carrying out specific medical orders for administration of
medication, performing specific treatments, monitoring diagnostic,
therapeutic, and supportive measures.
Assists the interdisciplinary team in the designing and delivering
of interdisciplinary plan of care.
Establishes therapeutic relationship with patients/families and
invites their participation in the plan of care to ensure, as much
as possible, their being able to function as independently as
Initiates and performs nursing protocols based on patient's needs
relating to physical comfort and mental well-being which include,
but are not limited to, positioning, mobilizing, bowel and bladder
elimination, skin and wound care, personal hygiene and
Participates in patient/family teaching during daily care relative
to understanding the illness and its treatment; maintaining of
activities of daily living; self-care and self- medication,
prevention and recognition of complications and preparation for
discharge and follow-up.
Plans and carries out a program of professional growth including,
but not limited to, participating in regularly scheduled in-service
programs and appropriate community educational offerings.
Cooperates with education and research activities as assigned. 1.
Participates in Nurse LPN/LVN on-call rotation/schedule as assigned
in order to meet the needs of patients and families. 2. Is willing
to work on flexible schedule, i.e., weekends or rotating shifts.
JOB REQUIREMENTS Must have and maintain transportation to be used
for work with required liability insurance and license.
QUALIFICATIONS 1. Graduate of an approved school of
Practical/Vocational nursing. 2. Currently licensed to practice
nursing in the state where the VITAS program is located. 3. At
least one year of satisfactory nursing experience, at least one
year of which is an LPN/LVN in a hospital on an adult medical
surgical unit. 4. Equivalent experience may be considered.
RESTRICTIVE GUIDELINES IN CARE DELIVERY 1. Does NOT make initial
patient nursing care assessments. 2. Supervised by a Registered
Nurse 3. Reports to the applicable Team Manager ESSENTIAL
FUNCTIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described in this
job description 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 position, the employee is regularly
required to: · Assist in lifting and transferring patients, as
required. · Lift objects in excess of 20 pounds · Stand or walk in
excess of one hour per day · Talk and hear Specific vision
abilities required by this job include: · Close vision · Distance
vision · Ability to adjust focus The employee will be required to
sit and stoop, kneel, and crouch.
VITAS® Healthcare is the nation's leading provider of end-of-life
care, and has the resources and expertise to support your personal
and professional growth. As a member of the VITAS team, you'll find
fulfillment working for a people-focused organization dedicated to
making a difference in the lives of others. You will be more than
just an employee: You will be counted on as an expert in your
field, and as a valued team member whose efforts are respected and
vital to our hospice mission. All VITAS employees commit to
fulfilling their duties and responsibilities with the highest
regard for professionalism, collaboration and teamwork, and an eye
focused constantly on growth and improvement. We serve with
commitment and compassion, and position ourselves for the future by
embracing, innovating, and leading change. If you are that person,
make your voice heard-find your purpose at VITAS today. Benefits
Include: - Competitive compensation
- Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
- Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending
- Life insurance
- 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company
- Cancer and/or critical illness benefit
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Paid Time Off
- Employee Assistance Program
- Legal Insurance
- Roadside Assistance
- Affinity Program Many of our positions offer the opportunity to
work day or night shifts, weekdays or weekends. Choose a Career
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