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LPN - Saturday and Sunday

Company: Avow Hospice
Location: Naples
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Shift Information: Saturday and Sundays 8:00am to 8:30pmUnder the supervision of an RN, the LPN is responsible for the ongoing evaluation of thephysical and emotional needs of the patient/family and for assisting in the coordination of care necessary tomeet these needs in order to maximize patient comfort and to enhance the quality of life for thepatient/family.Responsibility:

  • Under the direction of the RN utilizes a systematic process to determine the physical and emotional needs of the patient to provide the framework from which patient care is planned.
  • Completes all required documentation at point of origin and documents in the EMR if required as indicated by policy.
  • Communicates with the case manager and physician informing him/her of the patients status
  • Recognizes, reports, and documents significant findings/changes in the patients condition to the primary nurse, facility staff if patient is in a facility, and/or physician.
  • Orders medical supplies, equipment and medication refills as needed.
  • Under the direction of the RN implements plan of care in an organized and efficient manner in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.
  • Identifies additional problems/needs and contributes to the Plan of Care after collaboration with the RN.
  • Identifies patient/family educational needs and develops a teaching plan utilizing resources available in collaboration with the RN.
  • Implements physician directed care in a timely manner.
  • Implements nursing interventions and procedures for physical and emotional needs based on the objectives of the Plan of Care.
  • Administers and educates patients and caregivers on routine and PRN medications and treatments with knowledge of actions, contraindications, side effects and desired outcomes.
  • Documents the effectiveness of the nursing interventions in meeting the identified physical and emotional needs of patient.
  • Communicates with other team members and facility staff to provide coordination of care.
  • Follows established guidelines at time of patient death, providing emotional support to the family.
  • Completes documentation accurately, concisely and in a timely manner including responses to interventions.
  • Provides information to the HHA/CNA.
  • Contributes to overall team functioning by responsible participation.
  • Fulfills all yearly mandatory requirements as designated by the organization.
  • Reports all infections/suspected infections on the appropriate forms.
  • Notifies the appropriate physicians at the time of death.
  • Notifies the primary nurse, supervisor/manager, and/or Care 24 staff at time at time of death so on coming staffing needs can be evaluated.
  • Performs monthly chart reviews as assigned. 24 hours chart checks are done daily in IPU.
  • Is available for holiday, on-call, weekend, illness and vacation coverage as needed.
  • Follows the Compliance and Ethics Program.
  • Performs other duties as needed and directedCore Values:Innovation:We embrace change and are always looking at creative ways to solve problems and serve new populations.Integrity:We are honest, hardworking, fiscally responsible professionals driven solely by the well-being of our patients, their loved ones, and the communities we serve.Collaboration:We know we cannot achieve everything we want without working hand-in-hand with each other, with our healthcare partners, and with the community.Celebration:We believe in the importance of celebrating life and relationships.Education:We believe it is important not only to serve the community but to educate community members about our services and the role we can play at the end of life.Avow is a Tobacco Free Organization which includes but is not limited to cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, vaping, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, and loose tobacco smoked via pipe or hookah. And due to the above, Avow will only hire Nicotine Free individuals.Computer Skills:Strong computer skills including database software and general knowledge of e-mail/Outlook.Supervisory Responsibilities:This position has no supervisory responsibilitiesEducation/Experience:Certificate from college or technical school; three to six months related experience and/or training.Language Skills:Communication skills of reading, writing, and speaking in English.Math Skills:Math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages/fractions. Successfully passing amath exam prior to starting orientation and yearly at a skills fair.Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:Valid Florida drivers license.Current LPN license for State of Florida.Healthcare Provider CPR.Physical Demands:(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee tosuccessfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made toenable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) While performing the duties of thisjob, the employee may be required to sit, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms, use hands to finger,handle, or feel. The employee may be required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may needto lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Employee may also be required to see, hear, and talk.Work Environment:(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounterswhile performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enableindividuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) While performing the duties of this job, theemployee may be exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usuallymoderate. Field evaluations involve driving to patient homes.Compensation and Benefits:This is only a summary of our employee benefits; it is subject to change.
    • Medical insurance (PPO) with prescription drug co-pay or HDHP w/HSA
    • Supplemental Benefits (hospital confinement, accident and/or cancer)
    • Dental insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life and accidental death/dismemberment insurance (company paid)
    • Long term care insurance (company paid)
    • Retirement savings plan (TSA/403(b) matching program)
    • Short and long term disability insurance (company paid)
    • LegalShield (identity protection and more)
    • Bereavement leave for family and pets
    • Direct deposit
    • Credit union availability
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Paid time off
    • Mileage reimbursement
    • In-house continuing education opportunities
    • Discounted membership at local area Fitness Center
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Other employer-sponsored activitiesby Jobble

Keywords: Avow Hospice, Cape Coral , LPN - Saturday and Sunday, Healthcare , Naples, Florida

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