Licensed Practical Nurse
Company: Arkansas Hospice, Inc.
Posted on: September 23, 2022
$4,000 Sign On Bonus POSITION SUMMARY Under the supervision of a
Registered Nurse (RN), the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides
nursing care and education to patients and families receiving all
levels of hospice care in compliance with Arkansas Hospice policies
and procedures and all state and federal regulations.
QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduation from an approved program of
practical nursing. Licensure: Licensed as a licensed practical
nurse (LPN) Experience: Minimum of one year nursing experience;
hospice or home health agency experience preferred. Additional
Requirements: Valid Arkansas driver's license, personal automobile,
automobile insurance, and personal cell phone required. PRIMARY
RESPONSIBILITIES Follows Plan of Care for each assigned
Observes the patient; evaluates the care needs of the patient;
applies his/ her knowledge of nursing skills to the patients to
whom he/she is assigned.
Accurately reports and documents the patient's condition and care,
including signs and symptoms which may be indicative of change.
Provides nursing care to assigned patients receiving Continuous
Care Level of Hospice Care (CC), following care plans developed by
the RN case manager addressing patient care needs and documenting
care per Arkansas Hospice process for CC.
Prepares clinical/progress notes and incorporates into the clinical
record. Prepares summaries in cooperation with the RN
Assists the patient with the activities of daily living while
teaching appropriate self-care techniques.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.
Provides optimum physical and emotional support to family and
patient in terminal phase of life.
Assists the physician and registered nurse in complex nursing
situations as needed.
Participates in the interdisciplinary team meeting, in-services,
and other programs and meetings as needed.
Performs within limits of preparation, experience and Scope of
Practice as defined by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing
Performs treatments as assigned per hospice's Interdisciplinary
Plan of Care for each individual patient assigned to his/her
Confirms, on a weekly/daily basis, the schedule of patients
assigned with the Inpatient Manager or Patient Care Coordinator to
coordinate visits or care assignments with other personnel.
Maintains strict confidentiality at all times.
Utilizes and models excellent customer service skills at all times;
seeks opportunities to assist patients, families and co-workers;
demonstrates teamwork and cooperation.
Accepts direction and follows instructions from supervisor; seeks
additional information as needed; works with minimal
Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and
Continually meets organizational standards for attendance and
punctuality; notifies supervisor in a timely manner when employee
will be absent or late for work.
Attends all required meetings and in-services; seeks opportunities
for additional professional development activities as
Actively participates in QAPI program.
Performs other duties as assigned. COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,
AND ABILITIES THIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND
ABILITY AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS
LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. Knowledge of palliative care with
emphasis on symptom control associated with terminal illness and a
working knowledge of oncology.
Knowledge of the holistic approach toward patient care and the
nursing process as it applies to hospice patients and families.
Knowledge and acceptance of hospice philosophy and principles of
Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet
Ability to recognize both positive and negative aspects of death
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and other
Ability to follow basic safety policies and procedures.
Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of
Ability to work as a team player.
Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and
Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND
SPECIAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here 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. Physical Demand
25% of Job 50% of Job 50% of Job Walking X Bending X Standing X
Sitting X Climbing n/a Stretching/Reaching X Pushing/Pulling X
Lifting up to 10 lbs. with/without assistance n/a Lifting up to 25
lbs. with/without assistance n/a Lifting up to 50 lbs. with/without
assistance X Near Vision X Distance Vision X Depth Perception X
Color Vision X Speaking in person X Speaking on phone X Hearing in
person X Hearing on phone X Exposure to chemicals X Works in
confined space X Works in extreme temperatures n/a This position is
designated as a safety sensitive position because it requires the
regular handling of confidential and/or proprietary Arkansas
Hospice and patient information, performing life-threatening
procedures, monitoring and/or operating equipment used to perform
medical procedures, and/or working with controlled substances
and/or medicine. Any lapse of attention could have a significant
impact on Arkansas Hospice and/or its patients, and could result in
injury, illness, or death. For the safety and health of yourself
and others, you must be able to work in a constant state of
alertness and concentrate for long periods of time while performing
life-threatening procedures, monitoring and/or operating equipment
used to perform medical procedures, and/or working with controlled
substances and/or medicine. #IND789
Keywords: Arkansas Hospice, Inc., Springdale , Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare , Berryville, Arkansas
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