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Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Job ID: 263396875
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Family Hospice & Palliative Care OP
  • Department: Hospice SKN LPNs
  • Location: 450 Windmere Drive, State College PA 16801
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $17.87 to $26.62 / hour

Description

Family Hospice is hiring full-time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for Centre and surrounding counties:

UPMC Family Hospice is hiring a full-time LPN to work Monday - Friday daylight shifts with no weekends!   You will be part of a rewarding team providing end of life care for patients and families.  We have a career ladder for growth. Sign-on bonus available for those that qualify. 
 LPN my career ladder available. Act as a member of the health-care team by exercising sound nursing judgment based on preparation, knowledge, experience in nursing and competency and able to provide care following UPMC LPN Practice Guidelines and policies, and the State Board Regulations. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care using focused assessment in settings where nursing takes place under the direction of a Registered Nurse or other licensed UPMC provider.

Responsibilities:

  • Completing routine and symptom management visits, education of disease process, education regarding comfort medications, communication to hospice team
  • The LPN is prepared to function as a member of the health-care team by exercising sound nursing judgment based on preparation, knowledge, experience in nursing and competency. The LPN participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care using focused assessment in settings where nursing takes place.
  • An LPN shall communicate with a licensed professional nurse and the patients health care team members to seek guidance when: The patients care needs exceed the licensed practical nursing scope of practice. The patients care needs surpass the LPNs knowledge, skill or ability. The patients condition deteriorates or there is a notable change in condition, the patient is not responding to therapy, the patient becomes unstable, or the patient needs immediate assistance.
  • An LPN shall obtain instruction and supervision if implementing new or unfamiliar nursing practices or procedures. An LPN shall follow the written, established policies and procedures of UPMC, UPMC LPN Practice Guidelines and the State Practice Act. Acts within the LPN Practice guidelines (except IVs) and within the framework of Relationship Based Care to create a healing environment. Formulates daily goals and a plan of care for patients that involves the patient as partner and considers the individual needs of the patient in a holistic manner. Communicates the patient's condition to other care providers.
  • Patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers. Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality, and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues.

 

Qualifications

  • Successful graduation from a Licensed Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing. The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below. They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures.
  • Experience in health care preferred, no LPN experience required. Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families. Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment. Mobility and visual manual dexterity.
  • Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients. Computer skills required to utilize the electronic health record.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Must complete licensure examination within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first. Though temporary permits are valid for one year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of permit (or until the results of the examination are known at which time it becomes null and void), UPMC requires that GPNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date, or they will be terminated or demoted from the GPN position, at the discretion of the BU.
 

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COVID-19 Vaccination Information Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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