Full-Time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
1. Graduate of State-approved school of nursing.
2. Successful completion of Licensed Practice Nurse education.
1. One (1) year experience in hospice preferred.
c. Other Qualifications
1. Current Illinois LPN license.
2. CPR certification preferred.
3. Excellent clinical assessment, organizational and interpersonal relationship skills.
4. A working knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid, hospice regulations, and third-party payor expectations is preferred.
5. Reliable means of transportation.
• For further information and to apply online, please visit www.hospice.org/careers.
• Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, and in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), the Licensed Practical Nurse provides direct and indirect patient care in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act and organizational policy.
• Full-Time Hourly Non-Exempt Position, 40 Hours Weekly, Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. with an additional rotational on-call schedule that includes some evenings, weekends, and holidays.
• Would primarily provide service in the following counties: Clinton, Madison, Bond, Montgomery, Macoupin, Jersey, Calhoun.
• Benefits offered for full-time positions.
1. Collaborates in the development and modification of the Field Staff Nurse/Case Manager comprehensive nursing plan of care for the hospice patient.
2. Performs physical assessment and collects data then collaborates with the Field Staff Nurse/Case Manager in the assessment of the health status of a patient.
3. Implements aspects of the plan of care, as delegated.
4. Participates in health teaching and counseling to promote, attain, and maintain the optimum health level of patients, as delegated.
5. Serves as an advocate for the patient/family/caregiver by communicating and collaborating with the IDT, as delegated.
6. Participates in the evaluation of patient responses to interventions.
7. Provides direct patient care.
8. Demonstrates basic LPN clinical skills. Gives a practical exhibition and explanation at the required annual skills day.
9. Knowledgeable in patterns of disease progression at the end-of-life and provides ongoing patient/family/caregiver education, as delegated.
10. Practices within the guidelines of the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
11. Provides evidence-based physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual care under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
12. Has knowledge of the principles of end-of-life pain and symptom management.
13. Participates in monitoring symptoms and changes in patients and reports these changes to the Field Staff Nurse/Case Manager in charge of patient’s care.
14. Participates in on-call after-hour care. In the on-call role, the LPN triages calls and provides care under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
15. Participates in IDT meeting by providing information regarding patient’s current health state and observations pertinent to the plan of care.
16. Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with others in a team environment to ensure deadlines, goals, and objectives are met.
17. Demonstrates the ability to embrace change, manage stress, and maintain a positive attitude.
18. Builds relationships and collaborates effectively with internal and external customers while cultivating referrals and referral sources.
19. Organized and works efficiently with minimal supervision. Is a self-starter who demonstrates flexibility, motivation, initiative, and commitment.
20. Identifies and contributes to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve the work process.
21. Participates in QAPI activities.
22. Exemplifies Hospice of Southern Illinois core values in daily practice.
23. Appropriately manages Paid Time Off.
24. Timely and accurate timesheet documentation according to Policy and Standards of Performance.
25. Other duties as assigned.