Adventist Health System Altamonte Springs, FL, USA
Sep 22, 2017
Hospice of the Comforter is the community, locally owned non-profit Hospice organization. The team here is dedicated to bringing mission-focused, faith-based care to residents of Seminole, Orange, and Osceola counties. Hospice of the Comforter is an equal opportunity employer and a Drug Free and a Tobacco Free Workplace. Hospice of the Comforter, with administrative offices located North of Orlando in Altamonte Springs, is seeking a full time LPN Nurse (Licensed Practical Nurse) who will be responsible for providing one-on-one skilled nursing care for assigned patients on hospice care in private homes or in skilled nursing facilities, in compliance with hospice, State and Federal regulatory and licensure standards. Schedule: Three - 12 Hour Shifts, 8pm to 8am. Night Shift Differential Included. Responsibilities: Provides one-on-one skilled nursing care to hospice patients requiring crisis care, in private homes or skilled nursing facilities. Assesses the assigned patient's conditions and symptoms which have created the need for crisis care. Provides nursing care and comfort, such as takes vitals, administer medication, feed, bathe change clothes and/or bedding, dress wounds and provide other palliative care as indicated on the written plan of care for assigned patient. Provides support and education to the family and/or caregiver. Appropriately communicates with supervisory RN regarding symptom management issues, changes in patient's condition, safety issues or other patient care concerns. Ensures all charting documents patient's condition, medications administered, changes in condition, requests and responses for directives from supervisor and others in authority, any safety issues and the education and instructions given to caregivers. Qualifications: Education: Graduation from accredited nursing program, equivalent to one year of practical training with certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse is required. Experience: Minimum of three years experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is required. Home health and/or acute care nursing experience is preferred. Certificates and Licenses Required: A clear/active Florida License Practical Nurse (LPN) license is required. Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse Assistant (CHLPN) certification is preferred.