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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Continuous Care

VITAS Type Full time Posted 2/12/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 4/16/2014
TX - Texas (All) - Dallas Referral - n/a -    

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Continuous Care

Job ID: 2013-24345
Location: Dallas
Min. Exp.(Yrs): 1
Category: Nursing

The Licensed Practical 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 in Dallas, TX.

  • 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.
Qualifications:
  • At least two (2) years working experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurses required.
  • Preferably two (2) years of satisfactory nursing experience and at least one (1) year in a hospital on which LPN/LVN is in a hospital on an adult medical surgical unit.
  • Currently licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Texas required.
  • The full-time hours for this position are 7pm-7am or 7pm-8am on various days throughout the week and on weekends.
  • Reliable transporation with appropriate insurance coverage required. 
  • Mileage reimbursement provided.

 

Education:
  • Completion of course of study as required acquiring LVN/LPN state licensure.
  • Graduate of an approved school of Practical/Vocational nursing required.
Special Instructions to Candidates:
EOE/AA
M/F/D/V