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LPN (Hospice)

Company: Agape Hospice Care
Location: Marietta
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Sage/Agape Hospice Care is growing and currently seeking full-time Continuous Care LPNs in the following areas: Cumming, Suwanee, Athens, Duluth, Alpharetta, Marietta areas to join a team of compassionate and dedicated individuals providing quality hospice care all across the state of Georgia.
LPNs applying for the position will be expected to have an active/unencumbered license, valid Georgia state drivers license, current auto insurance, CPR certification. One year of Hospice experience is preferred but not required. Training opportunities may be available to non-hospice experienced clinicians.The continuous care position has specific shift requirements. Applicants will be expected to work 12 hour shifts ranging between 7 AM to 7 PM and 7 PM to 7 AM. Willingness to travel is strongly encouraged for this position.
In addition to having the opportunity to work with a thriving company, enjoy benefits including:

  • Competitive salary rates
  • Access to health, dental, vision, life and incidental insurance plans
  • 401k plan
  • PTO accrual
  • Mileage reimbursementJob Summary:LPN will be performing Continuous Care (CC): A short-term intervention for a medical crisis.
    The skill level of hospice personnel needed in the home/ALF/PCH will be evaluated daily by the Registered Nurse Case Manager (RNCM) and clearly documented in the patient care notes on an hourly basis by the LPN and added to the plan of care by RNCM. During the crisis situation and until it is managed and patient stabilized with the team of CC LPNs and the RNCM. The CC LPN'S work closely together as a team.
    • High level of community visibility, especially with physicians, other health professionals and providers of service
    • Transportation for patient care and program development required
    • Work mostly in patient's homes, which are not usually wheelchair accessible
    • Contact with patient/families with risk of exposure to communicable disease
    • Good listening skills and documentation skills
    • Legible handwriting required
      • Current and valid Georgia Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse license
      • Must be licensed by the state of Georgia in good standing with at least two (2) years of hospice experienced preferred, but will consider experience in hospice as hospice aide as partial fulfillment of experience requirements
      • Personal car for travel or other method of reliable and flexible transportation
      • Must have current CPR certification.
      • Valid STATE driver's license and current auto liability insurance
      • Must have a clear state specific motor vehicle check as applicable
      • Training in disease processes leading to death
      • Training in control of pain and other symptoms
      • Training in infection control and universal precautions
        Knowledge and Abilities
        • Ability to develop good rapport with patients/families, team members and other health care professionals
        • Ability to observe for needs of the patient/family quickly and accurately
        • Sound knowledge of pain and symptom management
        • Knowledge of nursing process and accepted standards of nursing practice
        • Knowledge of the nurse practice act
        • Ability to exercise good judgment
        • Excellent communication skills
        • Knowledge of the hospice philosophy and concept of care
        • Ability to respond appropriately in crisis situations

Keywords: Agape Hospice Care, Marietta , LPN (Hospice), Healthcare , Marietta, Georgia

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