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LPN Continuous Care - PRN Days - Murfreesboro Inpatient Unit

Company: Alive Hospice
Location: Murfreesboro
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Job Description:

SUMMARYUnder the direction of the Clinical Coordinator, the Licensed Practical Nurse serves as caregiver for assigned patients. Responsible for identifying and coordinating patient/family needs and for providing preventive and supportive care to the terminally ill patient/ family. The hospice nurse utilizes assessment, intervention and teaching skills in caring for the patient/family. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Visits patients/families to access for appropriateness of services and/or admit to Alive Hospice.
  • Utilizes nursing process to perform hospice plan of care in collaboration with interdisciplinary team members.
  • Anticipates the need for and initiates interventions to prevent complications, and to alleviate symptoms of physical and psychological discomfort to achieve maximum well-being.
  • Provide skilled nursing care to patients.
  • Educates the patients/caregivers concerning plan of care, its goals and the implications of diagnosis and prognosis.
  • Educates and councils patients/caregivers in resource conservation techniques and skills to help maintain the patient at home.
  • Acts as a liaison between Alive Hospice and the patient's primary physician.
  • Reports unusual and problematic patient/care giver issues to appropriate Clinical Coordinator and other IDT members.
  • Complete all clinical documentation per Alive Hospice policy in a timely manner.
  • Participates in Interdisciplinary Care Planning Conference and team meetings.
  • Collaborates with team members to assure appropriate, empathetic and effective patient/care giver support and care.
  • Notifies appropriate staff of status changes per Alive Hospice procedure.
  • Functions as caregiver within patient care team collaborating with other members to reach desired patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrates good resource management and recognizes the implications of cost in relation to agency budget.
  • Communicates with physicians, medical directors and other health care providers regarding patient assessment and response to plan of care.
  • Serves as clinical preceptor for professional students as requested.
  • Recognizes and supports agency commitment to provide education and research opportunities to promote and enhance the specialty of hospice and palliative care.
  • Other duties may also be assignedThe Tennessean. Keywords: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Location: Murfreesboro, TN - 37129

Keywords: Alive Hospice, Murfreesboro , LPN Continuous Care - PRN Days - Murfreesboro Inpatient Unit, Healthcare , Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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