Licensed Practical Nurse - Moline
Posted on: June 10, 2019
As a Compassus nurse, you have the autonomy to utilize your nursing
skills. You are invited into patients homes and lives during trying
times and have the honor to become a trusted face. For many of our
team members, this is more than a career its a calling. Do you want
to make a difference in the lives of others? Join our team today as
a Licensed Practical Nurse to positively impact the experiences of
patients and families. The Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse
(LP/VN) participates in directed care delivery including functional
and focused nursing tasks as assigned by the RN and provides ADL
and other support as directed. As a LP/VN, your responsibility will
beto report observations and to complete all required documentation
in a timely manner. The LP/VN does not function as a Case Manager
but as part of a nursing team including a Registered Nurse. The RN
routinely supervises the LP/VN.
- Submits appropriate documentation and paperwork to facilities
at the completion of patient visits.
- Submits all required documentation in a timely manner.
- Attends and participates in staff meetings, educational
programs and community events, as requested.
- Communicates identified needs and potential solutions to
- Completes documentation at the bedside.
- Adheres to standards of nursing practice and maintains
knowledge of current clinical practice for terminally ill
- Participates in quality performance improvement projects and
clinical record reviews as directed.
- Communicates effectively with RNCM, DCS and physicians (as
- Provides nursing services as directed by the RN.
- Administers medications, treatments, etc. as directed.
- Gathers clinical data and provides to RN via documentation and
communication in order to support comprehensive assessment and plan
of care management.
- Attends IDT meetings when able.
- Provides education and reinforcement of teaching related
to:Care of the patientDisease processSymptom managementMedications,
including expected effect, side effects, and when to call
hospiceWound careThe dying process
- Performs other duties as assigned. High school diploma or
general education degree. Current nursing license for the specified
state and minimum two years full time experience as a Licensed
Practical/Vocational Nurse; or equivalent combination of education
and experience. Experience in skilled nursing, preferably in
hospice, home health care, oncology or emergency care. Ability to
add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using
whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute
rate, ratio, and percentage. Ability to read, analyze, and
interpret general business periodicals, professional journals,
technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write
routine reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
from leaders, colleagues, investors, and external parties. Strong
written and verbal communications. Ability to speak effectively one
on one with physicians, patients and family members or colleagues.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of
concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization
exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in
written, oral, or schedule form. To perform this job successfully,
an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
Experience with an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is preferred.
Understanding and acceptance of hospice philosophy. Must be of high
integrity including maintenance of confidential information
including all patient records. Strong organizational and time
management skills. Must be able to work a flexible schedule to
include nights and weekends. Must be able to travel. A valid
drivers license and auto liability insurance. Licensed Practical
Nurse in the state of employment. Ability to work with patients who
are terminally ill and their family members. Ability to understand,
read, write, and speak English. 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 use
hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The colleague
frequently is required to stand, sit, and reach with hands and
arms. The colleague is occasionally required to walk; climb or
balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The
colleague must frequently lift and/or move more than 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision. 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. There will be possible exposure to infectious
diseases through working with clinical caregivers. Circumstances
can be unpredictable in patients or familys home. The noise level
in the work environment is usually quiet. Compassus, including all
Compassus affiliates, complies with applicable Federal civil rights
laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, age, disability, or sex. Compassus, including all
Compassus affiliates, does not exclude people or treat them
differently because of race, color, national origin, age,
disability, or sex. Join our Talent Network at the link below to
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