Hospice Care of South Carolina Hospice Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) * $5000 Sign on Bonus! in Columbia, South Carolina
Want to make a difference with an organization who's purpose driven mission is to provide superior compassionate care?
This may be the place for you!
When you profoundly impact someone’s life for the better, it’s hard to call it a job. We see it as a calling! You are about to be part of something bigger. Here, you’ll find a career that means something, an inspiring work environment, the opportunity to use your skills to make a real difference and a sense of accomplishment not easily replicated elsewhere. You’ll be part of the Agape Care family who is improving the quality of life for those facing advanced illness by delivering a level of care that is second to none! We are a community based hospice with local staff serving the local community in South Carolina and named a four time winner of "Best Place to Work in Healthcare!"
The PRN LPN works under direct supervision of a PCC/Team Lead and is responsible to provide patient centered and outcome oriented care within HCSC’s service area. The PRN LPN works with the interdisciplinary team to provide routine care within the scope of her/his practice, as outlined in the SC Nurse Practice Act, in order to meet the needs of patient/family. Responsible to maintain harmonious working relationships with patients, families, staff, and organizational employees. May be asked to work in other capacities if there are no routine assignments. The PRN LPN is required to perform assignments in county (counties) assigned when needed. Willingness to work flexible hours and in all service areas to provide coverage.
Provides direct and indirect care within the scope of the LPN as outlined in the SC Nurse Practice Act, established policies and procedures, standards of care and other regulatory and licensing agencies.
Conducts patient visits as scheduled by the PCC or designee.
Reports changes in patient condition and communicates other appropriate patient information to Patient Care Coordinator or other members of the Interdisciplinary Group.
Completes documentation per HCSC’s policy requirements.
Participates in the assessment of each patient as assigned.
Attends Interdisciplinary Group meetings, staff meetings, and committee meetings as assigned/directed.
Provides information to family as to the health status of the patient routinely, and in times of significant change in condition.
Assesses patient’s individual health status using accepted tools and documents to support hospice eligibility.
Completes nursing assessment per HCSC’s policy requirements.
Follows the Plan of Care per HCSC’s policy requirements.
May be required to serve in HA capacity.
May assist with clinical orientation in the preceptor role.
On call responsibility in conjunction with other nursing staff through call rotation schedule and in accordance with response time requirements and scope of practice.
Actively seeks ways to develop professionally by pursuing expertise in hospice nursing care, continuing education and mandatory in-services.
May be assigned for crisis care to a specific patient under the direction of the PCC or designee.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the PCC or designee.
Minimum Qualifications (Education/Experience):
Licensed as a Practical Nurse, in good standing in South Carolina
Minimum of one (1) year of clinical LPN experience or six (6) years of CNA experience.
Experience specific to patient population served is preferred, hospice and/or home experience is desirable
Clinical Judgment: Demonstrates critical thinking, analysis and clinical judgment in the care of hospice patients and families through use of the nursing process to address the physical, emotional, and psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patients and families.
Professionalism: Demonstrates knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and skills that are consistent with the professional standards, code of ethics, and scope of practice for Hospice nursing.
Communication: Demonstrates the use of effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication with patients, families and members of the healthcare team and community in order to therapeutically address and accurately convey the hospice/palliative care needs of patients and families.
Cultural Competence: Demonstrates cultural competence by respecting and honoring the unique diversity and characteristics of patients, families and colleagues hospice care.
Collaboration: Actively promotes dialogue with patients and families, the healthcare team and community to address and plan for issues related to hospice/palliative care.
Must possess basic computer skills – Email, Internet, Microsoft Word
Must be able to travel within an assigned area and attend organizational meetings
Must have a reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and auto insurance
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Must be in good physical and mental health, free from infectious diseases
Lifting – may be required to lift patients, medical equipment, and supplies, with weights up to 50 pounds. May move objects from a lower to higher position or along horizontal level from position to position.
Vision/Hearing – must possess the power to perceive sound with or without correction. Ability to make fine discrimination in sound. Eyesight needed, or prosthetics used to enable adequate sight to meet requirements.
Mobility – must have mobility skills as required with standing, walking, stooping, bending, lifting, and reaching. May have prolonged periods of sitting and driving.
Ability to maintain habits of personal cleanliness and safe work practices.
Ability to perform duties with regards to infection control guidelines. Ability to instruct others within the Interdisciplinary Group of proper and adequate infection control guidelines
Other – may be subject to falls, infectious diseases, or odors throughout the work-day. Must have the ability to perceive through physical contact, especially the fingertips.
External Company URL: www.agapecaregroup.com
Street: 136 Stonemark Lane