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Palliative Care LVN

VNA Health

This is a Full-time position in Santa Maria, CA posted June 7, 2021.

Job Description Summary
The Licensed Vocational Nurse is responsible for providing direct patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

Responsibilities include following the plan of care, providing treatments, and working collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet positive patient care outcomes.

The LVN respects and promotes the mission, values and vision of VNA Health.
Job DUTIES AND Responsibilities
Provides direct patient care as defined in State Nurse Practice Act.

Implements current nursing practice following a patient assessment and an approved plan of care initiated by the Registered Nurse.

Provide accurate and timely documentation of patient services to reflect the plan of care.

Assess and provide patient and family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and self plan of care.

Participates in coordination of Palliative Care services, appropriately reporting the identified needs for Palliative Care interdisciplinary group members Uses equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently.

Provides appropriate pain/symptom management.

Evaluates patient’s response to treatments/medications.

Knowledge of state, federal, local and accreditation regulations for the delivery of hospice services.

Participates in personal, professional growth and development.

Also participates in organization’s quality management program.

Meets daily average productivity standards set by the agency.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Case Manager and Palliative Care Lead.

Actively participates in Quality management program.
The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.

The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

All clinical staff are expected to participate as needed in variable shifts, including weekend rotation per staffing needs and departmental holiday rotation.
Current and active California Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) license.

Minimum one year experience required, three years’ experience preferred.

Community health/hospice or medical/surgical experience is preferred.

Current CPR certification.

Licensed driver with insured automobile
– in accordance with state and/or organization requirements.

Complies with accepted professional standards and practice.

Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills.

Understands philosophy of hospice concept.

Also understands needs of the terminally ill.

– Spanish preferred, but not necessary.

Travel to North County for patient visits.
Physical Requirements
Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Ability to push/pull 50 lbs.

Ability to stoop, bend, and squat.

Ability to walk up one flight of stairs.

Ability to walk one mile.

Ability to sit for one hour, minimum.

Visual and audio acuity.
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