LHC Group, Inc On Call LPN Licensed Practical Nurse (Hospice) in Akron, Ohio
Company OveriewBrookdale Hospice is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse / LPN to join our team. This is an On Call, 7on/7off position to cover the Akron area. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Hospice provides care to patients in hospice. The LPN maintains patient confidentiality at all times. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) practices use of good communication skills, both verbally and written. Is responsible for adhering to all LPN Nursing Practice Standards as they apply to patient care. Brookdale Hospice, a part of LHC Group, is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.Essential FunctionsPerforms skilled nursing services under the supervision of a staff RN on a daily basis. Administers prescribed medications and treatments as permitted by State regulations on an as needed basis. Assists the physician and/or staff RN in performing specialized procedures on an as needed basis. Assists the patient with activities of daily living and encourages appropriate self-care on a daily basis. Reports to the patient's physician and other appropriate personnel regarding pertinent changes in the patient's condition on an as needed basis. Performs complex wound care if in-service is documented for specific procedure on a daily or as needed basis. Receives and follows physician orders within realm of practice for an LPN and within the standards of hospice practice but may not alter the plan of care on a daily basis. Participates in LHC Connect and completes all required hospice assigned modules on-line and attends assigned in-services on a monthly basis. Participates in daily nursing report to Administrator, or designee, to ensure continuity of the Care Management process. Participates in Interdisciplinary Group Meeting (IDG) regarding patient care every two weeks. Participates in QAPI plan and process on a daily basis identifying any potential problems and reporting to administrator. Compliance with procedures and processes of ordering/obtaining medications ordered by the physician and included in the patient's Plan of care. Assures compliance when possible of medication regime within the specified formulary on a regular basis.Education & ExperienceFormal Education: Associate Degree or certification equivalent License Requirements Unrestricted licensure in state of practice. Current CPR certification required. Current drivers license and vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.Equal Opportunity Employer - vets, disability.