Job Description

Job Title: Hospice House LPN (Venango County)
Job ID: 724611
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: VNA of Venango County
Department: Venango Hospice House
Location: 491 Allegheny Blvd, Franklin PA 16323

Description

Are you an LPN with a passion for hospice care? This is the role for you!
The Hospice House Licensed Practical Nurse provides direct technical nursing care to hospice guests within the Hospice House setting in conjunction with the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team.

Responsibilities:
  • Communicate appropriately with the Hospice IDT in a timely manner. Recognize guest emergencies and implement emergency procedures.
  • Maintain a safe, clean guest environment through observation and the performance of light household chores.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding guest, staff and Hospice House matters. Maintain guest records and related reports
  • Promote good personal hygiene by assisting the guest with bathing, shampooing, mouth care, nail care, and other personal care as appropriate.
  • Provide emotional support and empathy to the guest through listening and encouragement. Provide physical and emotional support to the guest and family during the dying process. Attend compliance training and adhere to the organization standards of conduct, policies, and procedures
  • Provide for maximum comfort to the guest through proper positioning and bed making.
  • Provide individualized end of life care to guests.
  • Provide nutrition by preparing meals and assisting with food and fluid intake.
  • Utilize standard blood and body fluid precautions. Demonstrates understanding of hospice philosophy of care.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of two (2) years medical/surgical experience in an acute care facility and/or skilled nursing facility - Preferred
  • Graduate of an accredited school for practical nursing Required
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills- Required.
  • Ability to work independently without constant, direct supervision- Required.
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills- Required.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 Child Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $14.65 to $21.34

Union Position: No

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