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LPN Hospice Care Center

Cleveland Clinic

This is a Full-time position in AKRON, OH posted June 11, 2021.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively engages and educates potential customers to the benefits and appropriateness of care.

  • Ensures the patient and his/her family has adequate knowledge and understanding of the hospice or homecare benefit, as appropriate.

  • For hospice only, processes incoming referrals.

  • Contributes to the assessment of patients by collecting data for analysis by a RN.

  • Observes patients and reports any unusual conditions to professional staff.

  • Observes for safety risk and implements safety measures that are within scope of practice.

  • Administers medications, within scope of practice, and observes patients for effectiveness in relief of symptoms as well as for adverse reactions to medications or treatments.

  • Provides direct patient care including dressing changes and laboratory tests as part of the plan of care.

  • Provides ongoing education and information to patients and family members, taking into consideration cultural issues and other special challenges.

  • Maintains complete and up-to-date documentation and files at all times regarding patient condition and effectiveness and timeliness of care and interventions.

  • Ensures seamless transition to the residential setting by coordinating services at time of discharge.

  • Flexibility in setting and revising priorities for one’s daily assignment based on patient needs/acuity, family requests and available resources.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited practical or vocational nursing program.

Languages:

  • English required

Certifications:

  • Current Ohio License as a Licensed Practical Nurse required, with M-IV certification preferred.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).

  • Valid Ohio Driver’s license upon hire; per policy 8-175 thereafter.

  • Proof of automobile insurance coverage with $100,000/$300,000 coverage upon hire; per policy 8-175 thereafter. 

Competencies (Complexity of Work):

  • Knowledgeable regarding JCAHO and Medicare standards and regulations.
  • The ability to work confidently and accurately in a fast-paced, time-constrained environment.
  • The ability to build and maintain relationships with patients, physicians, community agencies and institutions while providing excellent service and care.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of one year clinical experience as a professional nurse in an acute setting. 
  • In Hospice, previous hospice experience preferred.
  • In Homecare, previous infusion experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full range of motion, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
  • Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.
  • Requires corrected hearing and vision to normal range.
  • Requires some exposure to communicable disease or bodily fluids.
  • Medium Work – Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.
  • Must be ambulatory and able to drive to patients’ homes, able to climb stairs, pull, push, and facilitate movement of the patient.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate with patients.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

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