Job Title/Position: Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse
Reports To: Clinical Supervisor
Supervised By: Registered Nurse
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse is responsible for providing direct patient care under the
supervision of a registered nurse. Responsibilities include following the plan of care, providing
treatments, and working collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet positive patient
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provides direct patient care as defined in State Nurse Practice Act, including specialized
duties related to end of life care.
2. Implements current nursing practice following a comprehensive assessment and the plan of
3. Provide accurate and timely documentation of patient services to reflect the plan of care.
4. Assess and provide patient and family/caregiver education and information pertinent to
diagnosis and self plan of care.
5. Participates in coordination of hospice services, appropriately reporting the identified needs
to the interdisciplinary group. Examples include hospice aide, OT, PT, SW, ST, Dietician or
6. Uses and prepares equipment and supplies effectively, adhering to aseptic technique.
7. Provides appropriate pain/symptom management. Evaluates patient’s response to
8. Participates in personal, professional growth and development. Also participates in
organization's quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
9. Performs other duties as assigned by the registered nurse.
The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of the major duties and
responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to
perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.
1. Graduate of an accredited practical nurse or vocational nursing program.
2. Three years nursing experience. Community health/hospice or medical/surgical
experience is preferred.
3. Currently licensed as an LPN/LVN in the State.
4. Complies with accepted professional standards and practice.
5. Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills.
6. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or
organization requirements and is in good working order.
7. Understands philosophy of hospice concept. Also understands needs of the terminally ill