LPN - Pool (Part Time)

Location

Pasco County, FL

Type

Part Time

JOB TITLE: LPN - Pool

DEPARTMENT: Pool Department

REPORTS TO: Assistant Director of Nursing

                 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Nursing, the Licensed Practical Nurse is committed to providing the highest quality of care as identified in the GHPPC Mission.   Nursing responsibilities may include: identifying and coordinating patient/family needs, providing preventative and supportive care to terminally ill patient/family unit and collaborating with the RN Case Manager and other disciplines to ensure the highest quality of care is maintained.  The LPN is responsible for maintaining his/her own clinical mandatory education requirements and for meeting the established standards for their profession as well as those accountable for his/her practice, assigned duties/patient care, and is an advocate for patients/families and profession. The LPN is professional and is serves as a GHPPC role model in the community.

 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Currently licensed in the State of Florida as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), with a minimum of one (1) year of nursing experience preferred.

  • Must maintain current CPR certification.

  • Hospice, Oncology or Home Health experience is preferred.

  • A minimum of One (1) year of acute care nursing experience with training in Palliative Care and Symptom Management.

  • IV certification is preferred.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Exhibits professionalism and responsibility within and outside the Company, contributes to a positive image.

  • Possesses the ability to prioritize patient needs on a daily basis

  • Participates in the team responsibility of providing continuity of care while ensuring quality care is exercised. Involves back-up and on call time when necessary.

  • Is financially conscientious in providing cost-effective nursing care.

  • Effectively communicates with RN Case Manager and NCM when needed in discussing matters related to nursing processes and services.

  • Collaborates with Case Manager in reviewing and developing Care Plans.

  • Actively participates in weekly Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) Meetings.

  • Maintains a good working relationship with team members and other disciplines in with a common goal to provide exceptional patient care.

  • Attends to patient and family complaints/concerns. Communicates issues clearly with RN Case Manager. Maintains a pro-active approach, assuring problem resolution is performed in an effective, timely manner. Uses persuasiveness and good judgment to formulate appropriate win-win outcomes when possible.

  • Educates the community regarding Hospice care, philosophy and concept through a case by case consultation with individuals in the community, educational in-services or seminars.

  • Possess the ability to multi-task and exhibits adaptability and flexibility in maintaining compliance in correlation with GHPPC standards.

  • Ensures all patient care and documentation of care is compliant with GHPPC standards, Florida State and Federal Regulations.

  • Ensures professional standards of Hospice nursing practice are maintained. 

 

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Maintains up to date skill sets as required to care for patients.

  • Possesses ability to multi-task; exhibits adaptability and flexibility in meeting Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care objectives.

  • Ensures compliance with all patient care and documentation standards and regulations.

  • Assists in the implementation and maintenance of the policies and procedures of the nursing department; adheres to and assists in the evaluation of the same.

  • Assists in maintaining federal and state regulatory compliance.

  • Proficient in Electronic Medical Records, emails and basic computer knowledge.

 

COMPANY STANDARDS:

 

  • Demonstrates courtesy, respect, sound judgment, and professionalism.

  • Listens with patience and respect for the other person.

  • Takes responsibility for own actions and decisions.

  • Demonstrates honesty and integrity in all dealings.

  • Maintains a positive attitude and caring spirit.

  • Makes effective use of work time to accomplish tasks, keeping personal business, breaks and socializing to a minimum.

  • Dependable, trustworthy, and demonstrates appropriate attendance pattern.

  • Demonstrates concern for the rights, opinions, privacy and confidentiality of others.

  • Willingly seeks new assignments, assumes additional duties when necessary, and takes independent action to identify problems.

  • Seeks management involvement when necessary.

  • Demonstrates prudent use of company resources.

  • Practices Gulfside’s Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Core Philosophy in both words and actions.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects/tools/controls, reach with hands/arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk, hear, taste, or smell. This employee must occasionally lift and/or move 10-250 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Company Website: www.ghppc.org

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