Posted on: November 18, 2023
Masonicare Home Health & Hospice - Bristol, CT area
Day Shift / 40hrs/wk
Summary of Position: The Hospice Palliative Care LPN is responsible
for and provides skilled nursing care reflective of the agency's
mission to the ill or injured in the home, hospital or extended
care facility. The LPN works under the direction of the Nurse Case
Manager and/or Clinical Manager.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for coordination of care with community and agency
resources and with the designated registered nurse on a regular
Provides nursing care as per the established plan of care and
documents clinical activities per the agency policy
Recognizes and interprets symptoms and institutes remedial measures
within the scope/limits of a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state
of CT and reports significant changes in the patient condition to
the primary RN Case Manager/Clinical Manager immediately.
Administers medication and treatments as ordered by the physician,
with the exception of IV push medication. LPN must pass competency
for intravenous/subcutaneous administration of medication via
continuous infusion. (LPN may increase or decrease dose, including
delivering bolus dose via patient infusion pump, as per instruction
and delegation of duty by the Case Mgr.
Reinforces appropriate interventions, medications, effects and side
effects to patient, caregiver, volunteers and other as appropriate
as directed by the RN Case Manager.
Implements care to achieve outcomes of comfort, symptom management,
safe dying, self-determined life closure and effective grieving for
patient and family.
Identifies and addresses comfort care needs
Maintains the dignity of the dying patient.
Supports the patients and family's unique spiritual and cultural
Provides holistic, family-centered care across treatment settings
to improve the quality of life.
Consults and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team and
others involved in the patient's care.
Provide care consistent with National Hospice and Palliative Care
Organization standards of practice for hospice programs.
Observations of adult and geriatric client's condition are
accurately reported to the designated registered nurse and
Communicates effectively and tactfully with clients, recognizing
their age, cultural diversity, needs, abilities and physical
Can be depended upon to report to work on-time, use time off
appropriately, and complete annual education & medical
Performs other duties as assigned by Hospice Clinical
Education: Graduate of a NLN accredited school of nursing
Experience: Experience in home health care or hospice
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: LPN license and Current
drivers' license and auto insurance.
Keywords: MASONICARE, Bristol , Hospice LPN, Healthcare , Bristol, Connecticut
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