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Hospice LPN

Company: Francisan Health
Location: Hobart
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOROur Hospice Nurses care for patients at the end of their lives. Their main responsibility is to help people live as comfortably and independently as possible and with the least amount of pain, in their final days. One of the largest parts of being a Hospice Nurse involves helping patients, and their families, feel more comfortable about death and providing them with the emotional support they need. Our RNs go beyond that and care for the patient's mind, body and spirit while supporting their families and caregivers as well.Are you a nurse with the calling to assist patients in the most critical days? Can you support patient needs and help families as needed? Do you have empathy and compassion only a hospice nurse can have? Let us show you a way to put all these skills to work.WHAT WE NEEDRNs ready to care for the whole personWHY CHOOSE FRANCISCAN HOME HEALTH FLEXIBLE HOURS!

Enhanced benefit packages and pay structure to reward experience and expertise

A collaborative work environment

Professional development opportunities

Work-life balance

Evidence-based practice

A more personal approach to patient care

WHAT YOU WILL DO Make initial nursing evaluation visit to communicate with physician and determine a plan of care.

Practice nursing according to Franciscan Alliance and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations.

Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.

Collaborate with patients and their families, as well as members of a multidisciplinary team, to ensure optimal patient outcomes and enhancement of the patient experience.

Assess, collect, and analyze comprehensive objective, subjective, psychosocial, and cultural data pertinent to patient condition to determine the nursing diagnosis, patient needs and plan of care.

Develop an appropriate plan of care based on objective and subjective data, observations, and communications from patient and family and continuously review and revise the plan of care as patient condition warrants.

Communicate timely changes in patient's assessment/ongoing reassessment to providers that warrant consideration and/or a change in the plan of care and maintain and coordinate communication with all members of the multidisciplinary team to facilitate safe transitions and continuity in care delivery.

Supervise clinical care provided by LPNs and Home Health Aides.

Serve in an on-call rotation and provides patient care outside of regular business hours.

WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED Minimum one year of prior Acute Care, Home Health and/or Long Term Care experience.

Develop own ways of working effectively and efficiently.

Handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously.

Accept personal accountability for deliverables and actions.

Develop effective relationships with patients, hospital departments, and other external parties.

Interpret test results and formulate reports.

Educate patients and/or families as to the nature of disease and to provide instruction on proper care and treatment.

Critical thinking skills.

Maintain composure, even in very difficult situations.

Prioritize and delegate tasks.

Show sincere interest in others and their concerns.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERIt is the policy of Franciscan Alliance to provide equal employment to its employees and qualified applicants for employment as otherwise required by an applicable local, state or Federal law. Franciscan Alliance reserves a Right of Conscience objection in the event local, state or Federal ordinances that violate its values and the free exercise of its religious rights. Franciscan Alliance is committed to equal employment opportunity.

Keywords: Francisan Health, Gary , Hospice LPN, Healthcare , Hobart, Indiana

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