LVN - Hospice

LVN - Hospice

Memorial Hermann | Houston, TX, 77020, US

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At Memorial Hermann, we're about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care.

Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.

Job Summary

Responsible for providing direct patient care in the Hospice Inpatient Unit or Home Hospice environment under the direction of a Registered Nurse, utilizing the clinical and cognitive skills specified in the Hospice LVN Skills Inventory record, including specialized and expanded skills, exhibiting broad nursing knowledge and an ability to manage and communicate effectively with the interdisciplinary healthcare team, patient/family and referring agency.

Job Description

Hospice LVN - Intake coordinator

* Receive referrals & coordinate admissions, new business development
* Full time, Mon-Fri 8a-5p,
* TX LVN license and BLS required
* 2+ year of LVN experience required
* Hospice experience preferred

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduate from an accredited school of vocational nursing or licensed practical nursing

Licenses/Certifications: Current, unrestricted State of Texas license/permit to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) required; Certified in Basic Life Support required

Experience / Knowledge / Skills:

* Minimum of two (2) years acute care hospital, hospice, or long term care facility experience as an LVN; has acquired skills related to specific specialties
* Ability to travel to patient homes or inpatient facilities as assigned
* Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of "we advance health" through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.

Principal Accountabilities

* Under the direction of the RN, assist in identifying the patient's physical, psycho social, and environmental needs as evidenced by documentation, clinical record, team report, and evaluations.
* Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team while making clinical decisions in the delivery of patient care; Participate in planning and implementing care in conjunction with the RN, in accordance with the POC.
* Applies concepts of infection control and standard precautions in coordinating/performing patient care activities to prevent contamination and transmission of disease.
* Provide effective communication to patient/family, team members, and other health care professionals as

evidenced by clinical notes, case conferences, communication notes, and evaluations.

* Monitor assigned cases to ensure compliance with requirements of third party payor.
* Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
* Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
* Other duties as assigned.