Hospice LPN

Sioux Falls, SD

Posted: 06/18/2024 Job Number: 24-06610 Pay Rate ($): 36.0

Job Description

Job Summary:
This position provides care to assigned clients in a caring, safe and efficient manner and is responsible to perform the following according to location standards, procedures and individualized client plans of care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Defines the unit of care (family and client). Demonstrates knowledge of hospice palliative care;hospice philosophy and scope of services;importance of coordinating services and continuity of care. Recognizes different cultural attitudes and values towards death and dying. Identifies the five stages of the grieving process;anticipatory grief;normal vs. Abnormal grief and impact of grief on client s family. Provides care according to plan of care and evaluates clients need for additional services. Involves client and family in creation of plan of care. Coordinates with interdisciplinary team as needed. Completes required documentation in appropriate timeframes. Explains advance directives;clinical requirements and interdisciplinary services available through agency. Works independently with minimal supervision and seeks guidance as needed. Performs initial client assessment and ongoing assessments of the client s status. Participates in creation of the plan of care. Ensures the plan of care is implemented by the interdisciplinary group. Processes physician services/orders. Completes quality assurance audits as assigned. Participates in agency in-services;educational opportunities;team meetings and committees. Assists with customer
experience/marketing activities to expand community reach.

Basic Responsibilities:
This position will be held accountable for complying with all related laws, regulations, company policies and procedures pertaining to his or her position and for fulfilling his or her obligations under the Facilities Corporate Compliance Program.
Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications:
Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Licensure for state of practice is required, CPR through AHA.

Skills/Abilities: Must be at least 18 yrs of age.

Knowledge:
Prior work experience in like or related position may be helpful.

Physical/Mental Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will operate/activate/use/prepare/inspect/place/detect/position objects, tools, or controls. The employee will frequently communicate/express oneself/exchange/observe/assess/detect information relative to this position. The employee is required to maintain a stationary position/move/position self in response to job tasks. Must be able to effectively communicate in English, both orally and in writing.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Directly supervises assigned employee(s). Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies, procedures and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees;planning, assigning, and directing work;appraising performance;rewarding and disciplining employees;addressing complaints and resolving problems;fostering an environment for employee engagement.

Accommodations:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Frequency of travel may vary based on business need.

Weight Lifting Requirement:
35 lbs.
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