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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

VITAS Type Full time Posted 12/11/2013
Salary - n/a - Starts 4/23/2014
DC - Washington/Metro - Washington Referral - n/a -    

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Job ID: 2013-24541
Location: Washington DC
Min. Exp.(Yrs): 1
Category: Nursing

Our Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for coordinating the patient’s and family’s care, as well as administering and providing nursing care according to the plan of care to terminally ill patients admitted to the VITAS program, in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the state where the VITAS program is located.

 

Our LPN will:

  • Teach families and other primary care persons appropriate care techniques.
  • Provide accurate documentation with visit itineraries.
  • Provide direct skilled bedside nursing care.
  • Evaluate patient /family needs in the preparation and executions of the interdisciplinary plan of care for each patient on the team.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of treatments and monitors patients reactions.
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment.
  • Maintain accurate clinical notes on interdisciplinary charts.
  • Report significant findings or changes it the patients condition to the Registered nurse, Team Manager or Physician.
  • Document reports in clinical notes.
  • Participate in Nurse LPN on-call rotation/schedule in order to meet the needs of patients and families.
Qualifications:
  • Currently licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • More than one year(preferably two years)of satisfactory nursing experience with at least one year in a hospital environmet on an adult medical/surgical unit.
Education:
  • Completion of course of study as required to acquire state licensure.
  • Graduate of an approved school of Practical/Vocational nursing.

Additional Information:

 

Due to the number of interested applicants we receive, we will only be contacting applicants we would like to invite for on-site interviews. If you are not selected at this time, your information will be stored and included in this pipeline. Thank you for applying with us.

Special Instructions to Candidates:
EOE/AA
M/F/D/V