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Hospice LPN

Lawrence, MA

Department
Hospital And Health Care
Job ID
3743990000271830
Schedule
Full-time
Job Category
Nursing
Facility
Merrimack Valley Hospice – Lawrence
Work Address
360 Merrimack St. Ste. 425 Lawrence, MA 01843

Company Description

Home Health Foundation is a proud member of Tufts Medicine, a health system that is rethinking how academic and community centers, local and national businesses, and technology and service innovators can all work together. So that clinicians can deliver expert care where it’s needed most. And, so that we can bring wellness back to health care, one person at a time.

Job Description

Hospice LPN,  working with an RN, provides delivery of quality hospice nursing care for patients in a variety of settings, including patients under home health and hospice plans of care, residing in private homes, assisted livings, skilled nursing facilities and hospice inpatient facilities.

Essential Functions

  •  Provides hospice nursing care to patients and families utilizing current principles of palliative care and symptom management to produce hospice outcomes as directed by RN. Coordinates care in a cost efficient manner.
  • Collaborates effectively with other members of IDT.
  • Utilizes nursing process and current standards of nursing practice in providing hospice care.
  •  Remains competent on technical nursing skills (i.e. IVs, Gtubes, etc.)
  •  Provides effective patient and family teaching.
  •  Communicates with physician and VNA staff regarding changes in patient’s condition.
  •  Understands family dynamics and works effectively within various types of family systems.
  • Utilizes resources appropriately.
  • Patient and family advocate.
  • Accurately addresses need for additional services.
  • Notifies RN of any patient concerns.
  • Communicates patient reports and status changes concisely and effectively.
  • Updates Care Plan, Medication Profile and HHA Treatment Plan routinely and as patient condition changes.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work & Travel

This is a Full-Time Day position working Monday-Friday and does require a weekend rotation.

 

Qualifications

  • LPN license in MA required.  If assigned to New Hampshire territory, must be a licensed LPN in the State of NH.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

AAP/EEO Statement

Home Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the patient population in which we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Home Health Foundation is especially interested in candidates who, through their service, training and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our health care community.

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.

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