Nurse Staff LPN (PRN/Casual)

AseraCare Kansas City, Missouri 64151 6/7/2017 9:49:57 AM
JOB ID: 1706437 Specialty: Nursing

   

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You're more than a Staff Nurse LPN at AseraCare Hospice. With your vast experience, you know quality care and that’s why we’ve entrusted you to join together with a team of spiritual care coordinators, social workers and counselors. That’s because we know you’ll go to any length for our patients during their end-of-life journeys. You’ll ensure patients receive care on a variety of levels because at AseraCare Hospice, we consider the whole patient. That’s why you’ll participate in our interdisciplinary approach while simultaneously leading by example and setting only the highest standards. You’ll engage with the patient’s entire family to help them and other caregivers understand and support the process. You’ll see your impact in this highly valuable role every day, as you adjust to new working environments and make a profound difference in the lives you touch.


We are looking for qualified and compassionate candidates with considerable nursing experience. You are independent, flexible, a leader and ready to inspire our talented medical professionals to uphold our promise of quality care. Ideal Staff Nurse LPN candidates should also have:



Under the direct supervision of the RN Case Manager, provides continuous care services, in-home respite care services, and personal care for the patient and assists with activities of daily living. Supports the Provider Relations activities of the organization.

Essential Job Functions


  • Delivers nursing services in accordance with hospice care policies and accepted standards of practice under the direction of the registered nurse.  Follows the plan of care.  Is alert to the patient’s needs and concerns and teaches appropriate self-care techniques to patients and family members.  Administers medications

  • Provides personal care, including:  bathing, dressing, grooming, caring for hair, nail care, oral hygiene, skin care, and foot care

  • Prepares supplies and equipment for treatments that require sterile or aseptic technique in accordance with the Plan of Care

  • Assists patients in turning, getting up in a chair, or ambulation according to the plan of care.  Assists with elimination, including:  bedpan, urinal, up to the bathroom, routine Foley catheter care and enemas according to the plan of care.  Assists patients with meals, if necessary

  • Performs household services essential to maintaining a safe and comfortable environment

  • Assists the attending physician or registered nurse in performing specialized procedures as an extension of therapeutic services, prepares equipment, supplies, and treatments that require using sterile or aseptic technique, in accordance with the patient’s plan of care

  • Observes patients when giving care and reports changes in the patient’s condition and needs to the director of clinical services and/or patient care coordinator

  • Completes appropriate clinical progress notes and documentation in a timely manner

  • Demonstrates a compassionate attitude toward patients and families

  • Attends patient care conferences as requested by the director of clinical services and/or patient care coordinator.  Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. From time to time this position will be expected to perform on-call professional duties


Qualifications

- Must hold and maintain a current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in practicing state
- Minimum two (2) years nursing experience
- Minimum one (1) year hospice experience, preferred
- Current CPR certification

- Must have valid driver's license and 24-hour access to a motor vehicle and maintain personal auto liability insurance coverage
- Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance
- Must possess computer skills of the types and at a level necessary to accomplish the job

- Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information
- Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels

Job: Nursing

Primary Location: Missouri, Kansas City

Schedule: Casual

Shift: Day Job

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Department Address: 8357 NW Barrybrooke DriveSuite 305

Department City: Kansas City

Department State: MO

Department Zipcode: 64151

Organization: AseraCare

Company Profile

Helping our patients and their families to feel as comfortable as possible during a stressful and emotional time is at the heart of everything we do at AseraCare. We know the value of managing hospice and palliative care as a journey, not an end, and of focusing our efforts on the whole person rather than simply treating the disease. We believe the hospice care journey is about compassion, commitment, and dignity. And for the dedicated professionals who share our vision, we offer career resources and opportunities that are second to none, helping you build a career that is every bit as rewarding as it is challenging. Choose your path. Set your goals. We will work with you to help you define your own success. You make excellence in hospice care and palliative medicine possible. That’s why at AseraCare, our commitment to our patients starts with you.

Kansas City, MO
Kansas City, Missouri


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