Crossroads Vallejo

Licensed Vocational Nurse Hospice – Vallejo, CA

  

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

care outcomes.

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

care.

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

Clinical Supervisor.

6. Uses and prepares equipment and supplies effectively, adhering to aseptic technique.

7. Provides appropriate pain/symptom management. Evaluates patient’s response to

treatments/medications.

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.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

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