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— it’s 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 be to 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.
Education and/or Experience
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.
Performance within scope of practice per state nurse practice act is required.
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.
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
A valid driver’s license and auto liability insurance. Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of employment.
Other Skills and Abilities
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 patient’s or family’s 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.
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