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Hospice IPU Staff LVN (1 FT Day Shift & PRN Positions Available!)

Houston Hospice Houston Full-Time/Part-Time
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Hospice IPU Staff LVN (1 FT Day Shift & PRN Positions Available!)

  
Summary:
Provides direct patient care to maintain highest levels of comfort and quality of life. Responsible for physical care of the patient under the direction of the physician and Registered Nurse.
  
Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Provide care for patients and families according to an individualized plan of care and in accordance with agency policies and regulations that define scope of practice
  • Participate in shift assessments, administration of medications, and bedside care
  • Assist patient/family in learning appropriate care techniques
  • Assist and supports the R.N. and/or physician in performing specialized duties related to end of life care
  • Report symptoms and changes in condition to the Charge Nurse, and physician
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date and timely documentation of nursing care provided to all patients
  • Ensure problems, actions, specific outcomes and responses to care are clearly stated and readily available for review
  • Rotate weekend / holiday duty as assigned
  • Participate in QA / PI activities to assure continuous quality assurance and process improvement
  • Assist in providing services that foster the organization’s mission, values and goals
  • Responsible for timely completion of paperwork required to meet State and Federal regulations. Documentation should be accurate and detailed to meet these regulations

Hospice IPU Staff LVN (1 FT Day Shift & PRN Positions Available!)



Hospice IPU Staff LVN (1 FT Day Shift & PRN Positions Available!)

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited L.V.N. school or through reciprocity
  • Currently licensed as an L.V.N. in the State of Texas
  • One-year experience as an L.V.N
  • Skilled in nursing practices with Home health, hospice, or oncology experience preferred
  • Current certification in basic life support
  • Ability to cope with family emotional stress and tolerant of individual lifestyles
  • Good organizational skills required to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously
  • Good communications skills, both oral and written
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to accommodate multi-faith beliefs and backgrounds of patients / families
  • Ability to function as part of interdisciplinary team
  • Must have reliable transportation to work assignments
  • Knowledge / proficiency in applicable Federal / State laws governing hospice licensure preferred

Note: An extended orientation may be considered for an applicant not meeting experience or qualifications.


Hospice IPU Staff LVN (1 FT Day Shift & PRN Positions Available!)

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The First Hospice in Houston

Houston Hospice was founded in 1980. In 1989, The Texas Medical Center acknowledged the importance of Houston Hospice in the health care spectrum by donating to the hospice the former 2.5 acre estate of Houston Mayor Oscar Fitzallen Holcombe. Thanks to community support, Houston Hospice opened the Margaret Cullen Marshall Patient Care Center in 1996. Also in 1996, Houston Hospice developed the Butterfly Program to provide for the distinct care needs of youth aged 18 and younger.

Houston Hospice is Different Because it is a Nonprofit Organization

Houston Hospice is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization that is community-supported. Our mission is to provide compassionate physical, social and spiritual support to individuals with a life-limiting diagnosis, and their loved ones, irrespective of their ethnicity or beliefs.

We believe no one should live in pain or in fear of being alone. Houston Hospice utilizes a team-oriented approach to medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support tailored to each unique patient.

We're There for You - Wherever You Need Us

Local Houston Hospice teams provide care in patients' homes, in assisted living communities, and skilled nursing communities throughout ten counties. Teams include doctors, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains, bereavement counsellors, and trained volunteers.

The care team helps manage pain and symptoms, monitor the patient's condition, maintain hygiene, anticipate needs, assist with medical/insurance forms, listen with compassion, and give caregivers rest. This support helps caregivers have more energy and quality time with their loved one.

Houston Hospice is an in-network provider for most insurance companies and is licensed by Medicare and Medicaid. Houston Hospice is a member of the Texas Medical Center, Texas Nonprofit Hospice Alliance and the Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization. Houston Hospice is accredited by Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc.

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