Clinical Nurse

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Clinical Nurse (LPN) provides direct patient care services to hospice guests (patients) and supportive care to the guests’ (patients’) families during scheduled shifts. In the absence of the Clinical Director or the on-call Registered Nurse, the Clinical Nurse (LPN) acts in a supervisory capacity for the clinical program and staff and coordinates referrals and admissions process.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides nursing care to guests (patients) within the scope of practice as a LPN.


  • Completes admissions, deaths, and all other required documentation within the scope of practice as a LPN.


  • Supervises all clinical staff if a Registered Nurse is not on site.


  • Visits hospitals or homes in the local area to assess guests (patients) for admission.


  • Provides documentation of medications, change in orders, or any other significant changes that should be reported to the hospice agencies.


  • Assists with the immediate after needs of the guest (patient) and family within the scope of practice as a LPN. This includes calling the funeral home, other personnel and completion of documentation.


  • Provides guest (patient) care with a focus on comfort and pain and symptom management.


  • Provides education to guests (patients) and family members.


  • Assists guests (patients) and family members or other clients with concern with empathy; respects confidentially and privacy.


  • Communicates all information in a courteous and respectful matter.


  • Follows policies and procedures, administers and manages all medications. Maintains a cooperative working relationship with all personnel providing care to Hospice House of Williamsburg guests (patients).


  • Apprises the appropriate supervisor of personnel or other related issues in a timely manner.


  • Participates in Hospice House of Williamsburg meetings, trainings, memorials, and other events.


  • Complies with all Hospice House of Williamsburg policies, procedures, and operational guidelines.


  • Performs other duties assigned.


SCHEDULE:

This is a full time, non-exempt position.

The Clinical Nurse is expected to work 36 hours per week and weekends and holidays on a rotating schedule.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

Current and unencumbered license to practice as an LPN in the state of Virginia.

Minimum of 3 years of hospice experience.

Ability to make professional clinical decisions using sound judgment.

Proficiency in computer technology

For consideration please send a cover letter and resume to hcrocker@williamsburghospice.org. You can call 757.345.6208 if you have questions.