Licensed Vocational Nurse Job Description

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Hospice

Mission:  American Care Team will offer and provide a meaningful “patient-centered” experience that will guide and support your journey. It is our collective goal to provide culturally competent services for continuity of care. We will listen to you and offer multi-disciplinary education and holistic supportive services to ensure that your needs will be met in a timely, ethical, and efficient manner. Our compassionate team will always work towards pain management and symptom control in effort to aid in maximizing your quality of life. We are proud to be your hospice team!

American Care is looking to add a full-time LVN to our team. Here at American Care you can be a part of a compassionate team of healthcare workers. Our mission is to provide the best quality of care to our patients and their families during a difficult time in their lives. American Care is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and compassionate support to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses, along with their families and friends. Services range from relief of physical discomfort to emotional and spiritual support. We also provide home based palliative care for patients with advanced illness such as heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and dementia.

Hospice LVN Essential Functions:

  • Provides direct patient care as defined in State Nurse Practice Act.
  • Responsible for delivering nursing care to patients as directed by the registered nurse and the physician’s plan of care.
  • Responsible for performing services which are planned, delegated, and supervised by the registered nurse.
  • Responsible for making decisions based on individual educational preparation and experience as a licensed practical/vocational nurse.
  • Responsible for frequent and timely communication to the appropriate registered nurse, supervisor and other staff members regarding the patient’s condition. Communication includes participating in case conferences and other more immediate methods of communication when indicated.
  • Provide accurate and timely documentation of patient services to reflect the plan of care.
  • Assess and provide patient and family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and self plan of care.
  • Provides respectful and compassionate care to all patients/families/caregivers.
  • Participates in coordination of hospice services, appropriately reporting the identified needs for hospice interdisciplinary group members.
  • Provides appropriate pain/symptom management. Evaluates patient’s response to treatments/medications.
  • Contributes to agency’s process to develop and implement improvement strategies.
  • Collects and reports data accurately, completely and in a timely manner.
  • Uses equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently.
  • Participates in personal, professional growth and development.
  • Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
  • May have access to personal health information (“PHI”) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.

LVN Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited vocational school for LPN/LVN and licensed to practice as LPN/LVN in the state in which employed.
  • Twelve (12) months experience in an acute care environment.
  • Two (2) year of hospice care or SNF experience preferred.

Benefits

We offer our employees the following competitive benefits package:

  • Medical insurance
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid time off

Our supportive, caring environment extends not only to our patients and families, but to our valued staff as well. Employees from a number of disciplines work together in a collaborative, stimulating environment that is considered by many to be a model for quality healthcare. American Care Hospice is a rapidly growing company and is always looking for qualified employees. We seek highly motivated, talented candidates to join our staff and offer a competitive benefits package to our employees.

Required experience:

  • Nursing 1 year

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • hospice care: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Location:

  • Visalia

License:

  • LVN (Required)