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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - Hospice - PRN

Job Description

Division: Hospice

Patient Coverage Area: I-10 and south, evening & nights, Continuous care, PRN visits

As a national leader across home health, hospice, and inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, Encompass Health is consistently ranked as a top best-place-to-work in the communities we serve. Our philosophy of delivering a better way to care exemplifies our commitment to quality, compassionate care for our patients, all while fostering a unique culture that is compassionate and collaborative.

  • Encompass Health’s enterprising model of the continuum of care for post-acute services sets the standards for excellence. This is evident throughout all of our care settings and office locations, as we maintain a workplace that is stable, ethical, and supportive.
  • At Encompass Health, we continually invest in employees to assist in them achieving personal goals and make meaningful, measurable differences in the lives of their patients.


EOE

Responsibilities

Our Hospice LVNs provide basic bedside care to terminally ill patients. Our nurses take and keep track of patients' vital signs such as weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. They also prepare and give patients injections, monitor catheters, and dress wounds. Our nurses may be required to assist with basic care such as bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, standing, walking, and eating. Our nurses must be capable of compassionate communication with patients and families, have keen observation skills, high ethical standards, and knowledge of when to alert doctors and others about changes in patients' conditions.

Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate of an approved school of nursing and licensed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the state of employment
  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license, automobile liability insurance, and have dependable transportation
  • Must have a minimum of one year of clinical experience
  • Previous home health or hospice experience is preferred