POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, the Licensed Vocational Nurse Runner provides skilled nursing care for patients on our service. He/she works cooperatively with the other members of the Interdisciplinary Team. The LVN provides visits skilled nursing care, performs prescribed medical treatments, including pain management and symptom control, provides nursing observations, provides teaching regarding the expected course of the disease, care techniques and other health measures to the patient, family or other primary care giver, provides counseling and supportive care to the patient and family, and participates in the care plan development and implementation.
REPORTS TO: Registered Nurse
TEAM: Triage Manager, Triage team, and other LVN Runners
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of vocational/practical nursing.
Credentials: Current license within the State. Certification in Hospice and Palliative Vocational/Practical Nursing is preferred.
Experience: At least one year experience as an LVN
Core Competencies: Demonstrated competency in performance of skilled nursing functions. Ability to work with Hospice, Palliative, and Home Health patients. Possesses a sympathetic attitude toward caring for the home patients and demonstrates positive communication skills in interacting with other members of the team.
Other: Valid driver's license and auto insurance.
FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Reports changes in the patient’s conditions and needs to the RN Case Manager or Director of Patient Care Services.
2. Visits patients with changes in conditions in any entity of our organization.
3. Administers prescribed treatments and medications as permitted by scope of practice.
4. Accurately describes patient problems in relations to diagnosis.
5. Provides those services requiring nursing skills in accordance with the plan of care.
6. Educates and instructs the patient and patient's family.
7. Demonstrates flexibility in patient scheduling and readily accepts new assignments.
8. Observes for safety hazards in the patient’s and organization’s environments and takes appropriate steps to reduce or eliminate them.
9. Maintains continuing education through academic studies, seminars, and workshops.
10. Attends and participates in in-services, staff meetings and case conferences.
10. Completes all documentation in appropriate EMR software across all service lines.
11. Complies with hospice, home health, and palliative policies and procedures, laws and regulations and standards of practice.
12. Any other job duties as deemed necessary.
The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that maybe inherent in the job.
1. Evidence of good physical and mental health.
2. Able to lift 40 lbs. from floor to waist and waist to shoulder.
3. Able to lift 25 lbs. from shoulder to overhead.
4. Able to push/pull 59 lbs.
5. Frequently required to assist with transferring of patients up to 150 lbs.
6. Frequent bending.
7. Repetitive standing, walking and use of hands.
8. Average hearing/vision.
9. Phone communication ability.
10. Able to drive a car 2 to 4 hours a day.
Tuesday - Saturday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM