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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

VITAS Type Full time Posted 12/11/2013
Salary - n/a - Starts 4/16/2014
NJ - New Jersey (All) - Eatontown Referral - n/a -    

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Job ID: 2013-24526
Location: New Jersey Shore
Min. Exp.(Yrs): 1
Category: Nursing

The Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse administers 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. This position is based out of the main office located in Shewsbury, NJ, but may provide patient care in the entire NJ Shore area.

 

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides direct skilled bedside nursing care.
  • Evaluates patient /family needs in the preparation and executions of the interdisciplinary plan of care for each patient on the team and the effectiveness of treatments and monitors patients reactions.
  • Performs selected acts in care of the terminally ill under the direct supervision of a registered nurse; such acts include the administration of treatments and medications.
  • Participates in Nurse LPN on- call rotation/schedule in order to meet the needs of patients and families.

Our LPN/LVNs will provide patient care in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, retirement centers and home care. You will have the option to select interests on a following screen.

Qualifications:
  • Must have at least two (2) years working experience as a LPN/LVN.
  • At least one (1) year strongly preferred in a hospital on which the LPN/LVN has worked on an adult medical surgical unit.
  • The full-time LPN/LVN will provide patient care on the Intensive Comfort Care (ICC) team.
  • Must have a flexible schedule with the ability to work 7pm-8am (nights) at 13 hour shifts as well as some days from 8am-7pm (days) for a total of 11 hour shifts.
  • The LPN/LVN will provide patient care throughout the following counties:  Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex and Somerset.
  • Qualified candidates will reside in one of the counties mentioned above in order to respond to patient/family needs in a timely manner.
  • Reliable transportation with appropriate insurance coverage required. Mileage reimbursement provided.
  • Currently licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of New Jersey required.
Education:
  • Completion of course of study as required to acquire LPN/LVN state licensure in NJ.
  • Graduate of an approved school of Practical/Vocational nursing required.
Special Instructions to Candidates:
EOE/AA
M/F/D/V