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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Company: Hospicare & Palliative Care Services
Location: Cortland
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description: The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a flexible employee, who can work as a Residential Nurse or as an LPN caregiver in the patient's home or in a skilled nursing facility (SNF). Wherever employed, the LPN's primary responsibility is providing patient care as directed by the patient's primary nurse. Duties of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):

  • Provides nursing care based on plan of care as developed by primary nurse.
  • Reports any changes to Residence Nurse Manager or Primary Nurse.
  • Documents thoroughly all care in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Works closely with other members of interdisciplinary team to enhance care and support for patient and family.
  • Maintains Hospicare-owned patient care equipment in clean, safe working order.
  • Helps patient in performing exercises as prescribed by appropriate professional personnel.
  • Makes bed and performs other tasks to provide a suitable environment for patients.
  • Plans and prepares meals, feeds patient when necessary.
  • Performs light housekeeping tasks essential for a safe/healthy environment.
  • Provides temporary respite for family caregivers during assigned work time. (Homecare LPN)
  • Keeps up-to-date record of care and patient's condition to be submitted for incorporation into the patient's records.
  • Attends required in-service programs.
  • Attends team planning meetings as appropriate. Requirements: Requirements of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):
    • Understands and is committed to the hospice philosophy of care.
    • Able to function as a team member.
    • Able to relate to and care for diverse groups of people in a calm, courteous and professional manner.
    • Able to relate well to terminally ill patients and their families.
    • Maintains client confidentiality.
    • Has valid NYS drivers license, maintains own insurance and is able to provide own transportation to travel to the homes of patients.
    • Is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in New York State.
    • Has two (2) years experience in acute care. (preferred)
    • Has experience in hospice and/or home care. (preferred) PI200914347

Keywords: Hospicare & Palliative Care Services, Syracuse , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Cortland, New York

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