Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – The Star Hospice House – Per Diem
This Per Diem LPN position will serve in The Star Hospice House. The house features a total of 5 patient rooms in a newly built addition. Applicants must be a Certified Licensed Practical Nurse.
I. Position Summary
Responsible for assisting in providing nursing care to patients and families who are experiencing life-limiting, progressive illnesses; and demonstrates sound understanding of the end stages of
Assigned to the Star Hospice House.
II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
a) Provide personal care as necessitated by the patient need;
b) Perform duties per their scope of practice (injections, enemas, medications, etc.);
c) Promote expression and venting of feelings and normalization of experience for patient, family and staff;
d) Report changes in patient condition to Residence Director, RN Case Manager or After Hours RN;
e) Contact Physician for change in orders as patient condition warrants;
f) Assist in mentoring Home Health Aides as requested;
g) Support and maintain regulatory compliance;
h) Maintain timely and appropriate records/documents per Hospice policies and procedures;
i) Maintain/enhance professional skills and requirements including education and training;
j) Perform other tasks and duties as assigned;
k) Take initiative as needed or when the opportunity arises;
l) Provide meal preparation and housekeeping as needed;
m) Travel as required.
III. Formal Education Requirements
At least a H.S. Diploma or G.E.D.
IV. Formal Experience Requirements
At least one (1) year nursing experience.
V. Skills and Abilities (Competencies)
Certificates and Licenses
>NYS Licensed Practical Nurse in good standing
>Valid Driver license and current auto insurance
Job Specific Competencies
1. Clinical Judgment
Demonstrates critical thinking, analysis and critical judgment in the care of patients and families experiencing life-limiting, progressive illness through use of the nursing process to address the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patients and families.
2. Advocacy and Ethics
Incorporates ethical principles and professional standards in the care of patients and families experiencing life-limiting, progressive illnesses; as well as identifying and
advocating for the wishes and preferences of patients and families.
3. Professional Conduct
Demonstrates, knowledge, skills, behaviors and attitudes that are consistent with the
professional standards, code of ethics, and scope of practice for hospice, palliative
nursing, while maintaining professional boundaries.
Actively promotes dialogue with patients and families, the healthcare team and
community to address and plan for issues related to living with, and/or dying from life-limiting, progressive illnesses.
5. Systems Thinking and Action
Utilizes resources necessary to enhance quality of life for patients and families
experiencing life-limiting, progressive illness through knowledge and navigation within the healthcare system.
6. Cultural Competence
Demonstrates cultural competence by respecting and honoring the unique diversity and characteristics of patients, families, and colleagues in hospice/palliative care.
7. Facilitator of Learning
Facilitates learning for patient, family, self, members of the healthcare team and
community through the development, implementation and evaluation of formal and
informal education related to living with, and/or dying from a life-limiting, progressive illness.
Demonstrates the use of effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication with patients, families, members of the healthcare team and community in order to
therapeutically address and accurately convey the hospice/palliative care needs of
patients and families.
VI. Working Conditions and Environmental Hazards
This position works in contact with risks associated with blood-borne pathogens and needle sticks. Care must be taken to follow all health and safety requirements.
VII. Physical Requirements
Position requires a moderate level of independent judgment in performing responsibilities. Position also involves moving and lifting patients, and carrying light loads and supplies with or without assistance.
Residence Director, Team Leader, Vice President of Clinical Services, inter-disciplinary team members, office staff, Hospice Medical Director, Hospices Physician, and Nurse Practitioners.
Patients and families, Healthcare (Hospital/Nursing Home, etc.) facility staff, and primary/specialist physicians.
X. Supervision and Guidance
There are no direct-reports to this position.
Interested candidates should download our application, complete it and forward to the address below.
Inquiries about employment should be directed to:
Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care
20 W. Fairmount Avenue
Lakewood, NY 14750
Applications and resumes may also be emailed to Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org