On-Call Licensed Practical Nurse

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At Compassus, our mission is to provide hospice care to terminally ill patients and their families with Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence. The Colleagues of Compassus are committed to keeping The Hospice Promise by delivering the highest quality of care, serving the needs of patients and families and spreading the stories of hospice to those whom they come into contact. Our goal is to provide the greatest possible comfort and care for those who experience one of life's most intimate and challenging moments.
Compassus also provides palliative care to improve quality of life for patients and families who may also be seeking aggressive treatment for their serious illness. Compassus palliative care services can offer relief from symptoms and pain and a care plan based on your values and needs.
The On Call Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for modeling the 3 Company values of Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence, and for promoting the Hospice Compassus philosophy, using the 6 Pillars of success as the foundation. S/he is responsible for upholding the Code of Ethical Conduct and for promoting positive working relationships within the Program, between the Program and other Company departments, and between the Program and all external stakeholders. The On Call Licensed Practical Nurse provides on call nursing visits to ensure appropriate, timely and effective nursing care. S/he helps the patient and family maintain their maximum level of comfort and coping. S/he flexes schedule to meet agency-staffing needs and provides after hours emergency support to the patient and family. S/he is responsible for applying the rules and regulations of state and federal regulatory agencies and other certified agencies.
Regulatory Compliance Pillar of Success
Complies with all federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations to which the Company is subject.
Understands and adheres to all Company policies and procedures.
Protects the confidentiality of all patient, Colleague, and Company information.
Cooperates with internal and external surveys, audits and investigations, providing truthful and accurate information.
Colleagues and Culture Pillar of Success
Contributes to a positive and professional work environment through personal choice of actions, according to the Hospice Compassus Code of Ethical Conduct.
Participates in regular, direct, and effective communications with Colleagues and Leaders, promoting team building, problem solving, and peer support.
Quality Pillar of Success
Exhibits compassion, dignity, and respect to our patients and families in all circumstances.
Works consistently to do things right the first time, in accordance with our core value of Excellence.
Makes efficient and effective use of resources to complete assignments.
Demonstrates personal responsibility for professional development and training.
Service Pillar of Success
Exemplifies the Hospice Compassus Service Commitment in all actions.
Demonstrates willingness and ability to adjust to change rapidly and is flexible in a variety of situations.
Is open, receptive, approachable, and quick to respond to direction and assignments.
Growth Pillar of Success
Demonstrates initiative and a "Level 5" Commitment to achieving Company growth and results to ensure long-term viability.
Represents the Company positively and professionally within the community.
Financial Responsibility Pillar of Success
Conducts business effectively and in a fiscally responsible manner.
Applies the most cost-effective approach to every situation.
Practices good stewardship with regard to Company time, money, and physical resources.
Position-specific Responsibilities
Performs routine and emergency assessments.
Performs and completes routine and emergency assessments on each patient as indicated by departmental policy.
Provides clinical and psycho-social services as indicated by Plan of Care through case management.
Records observations, treatments, and other pertinent information.
Communicates regularly with supervising RNCM about patient care.
Provides physical and emotional interventive care to support the patient and family in period of crisis through case management with the psycho-social team.
Prevents unwarranted hospitalizations by meeting patient and family needs in the home and being proactive and reactive during crisis situations.
Notification responsibilities
Notifies RNCM of any patient condition changes that require a plan of care update.
Notifies RNCM of interventions that may require IDT members' collaboration.
May reinforce education to patient and caregiver regarding:
Care of patient.
Disease process.
Dying Process.
Symptom control.
Wound care.
Maintains appropriate communication.
Keeps RNCM informed of patient needs and condition.
Ensures documentation at bedside.
Notifies RNCM of physician concerns and suggestions.
Submits appropriate documentation and paper work to contracted facilities within 24 hours of patient visit.
Completes and submits skilled nursing documentation, time logs, and all required documentation within 24 hours of patient visit.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Current nursing license for the specified state and minimum two years full time experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to patients and family.
Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office.
Other Qualifications
Understanding and acceptance of hospice philosophy. Must be of high integrity including maintenance of confidential information including all patient records. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to patients and families, physicians and before groups. Ability to communicate effectively on the telephone. Good communication skills. Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include some evenings and weekends. Must be able to travel.
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
Licensed Practical Nurse licensed in the state of employment. A valid Driver's license and auto liability insurance.
Limitations of Licensure and Duties
LPN may not case manage. LPN may not make changes to patients' POC. LPN may not coordinate care with IDT members without RNCM supervision. LPN may not develop or initiate education. LPN may not triage patients.
Other Skills and Abilities
Good Communication skills. Ability to work with patients who are terminally ill and their family members. Ability to understand, read, write and speak English.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague 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 Job, the colleague is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The colleague is frequently required to walk. The colleague is occasionally required to stand. The colleague must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing 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 Job, the colleague is frequently exposed to infectious diseases. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Circumstances can be unpredictable in patient's or family's home. Frequent driving is required.
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