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Hospice Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: Amedisys
Location: Joliet
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Caregiving is Our Calling
At Amedisys whether we're caring for patients directly or supporting those who do, each of us is a caregiver at heart. Every team member contributes to our mission of providing exceptional, clinically distinct care in the home to thousands of patients and families every day.
In hospice, you'll be a true advocate for patients at the end of life while maintaining autonomy and independence to support their needs.

If you're looking for a home with a Nationwide Company where you can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and pursue your goals for the future, join our team.
What You Will Do
As a hospice nurse for Amedisys, you have the special opportunity to provide one on one hospice care to terminally ill patients in their home. You will have the opportunity to spend quality time with the patient to provide and maintain continuity of patient care to achieve excellent pain and symptom management and high quality end-of-life care for the patient.

  • Provides nursing care to patients within practitioner's scope as directed by the Registered Nurse in accordance with Plan of Care and care center policies.
  • Communicates current health status and needs of patients to the Registered Nurse and other appropriate disciplines/staff.
  • Prepares clinical progress notes and follows patient care plans as developed under supervision of the Registered Nurse/Case Manager and according to care center policy.
  • Keeps abreast of nursing trends and knowledge.
  • Participates in Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) conferences.
  • Complies with policies, procedures and regulatory mandates including but not limited to abiding to the terms of the Amedisys Compliance Program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


    Qualifications
    Required
    • Current, unencumbered license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse specific to that state the employee is assigned to work by the company.
      • Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) documents the following: The mutual recognition model of nurse licensure allows a nurse to have one license (in person's state of residency) and to practice in other states (both physical and electronic), subject to each state's practice law and regulation. Nurse must legally reside in a NLC state to be eligible to have a multi-state license.
      • Current CPR Certification.
      • One (1+) year of clinical experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse or eligible for LVN/LPN intern program.
      • Computer literate, with windows navigational proficiency. Able to self-manage online HR services and online training programs.
        Preferred
        • Previous hospice experience or experience in treatment of chronically ill patients.
        • Knowledge of physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the terminally ill patient and caregivers.


          Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.

          Benefits and More
          Amedisys cares for our team members with the same commitment we have to our patients. This is reflected in the benefits we provide and the opportunities we make available to our team. Benefits for eligible employees include:
          • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
          • Comprehensive Health Insurance Benefits (medical, dental, vision)
          • Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, and Flexible Spending Account options
          • Life, Disability, and Other Voluntary Benefits
          • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company Matching Contributions
          • Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan
          • Continuing Education
          • Fleet car for eligible employees

Keywords: Amedisys, Joliet , Hospice Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare , Joliet, Illinois

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