LPN – Hospice


For over 41 years, Willamette Valley Hospice has been in the non-profit business of helping patients and their families through one of the most difficult times of their lives – the end of life experience. The comfort, compassion, teaching, and empowerment you provide as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) can help hospice and palliative patients and their families make the most of their time left together. Our LPN’s provide professional nursing services to hospice and palliative care patients as indicated by the plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary team.

We’re are currently looking for a full-time LPN that wants to use their passion and expertise as part of a team to provide the best care possible for our patients. This position requires a flexible availability that includes weekdays, nights and weekends. Depending on your Hospice and/or home health experience, our starting hourly rate range is $23.00 to $27.00 per hour.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides direct nursing care as indicated by the plan of care under the supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Participates in the planning and coordination of patient care
  • Administers prescribed medications according to law as permitted within the scope of the individual’s license
  • Provides patient/caregiver teaching as appropriate
  • Provides physical and emotional support to the patient/family in the terminal phases of life
  • Demonstrates respect and caring and maintains patient and staff confidentiality
  • Assesses and reports to the RN the general physical and mental condition of the patient/family
  • Assists with provision of in-home respite and/or continuous care as patient need arises
  • Assists the patient with activities of daily living and encouraging appropriate self-care
  • Performs treatments as assigned by the RN per the hospice plan of care and as qualified by training and experience to perform
  • Documents according to established agency guidelines and nursing practice standards
  • Instructs family or caregivers in caring for the patient as directed
  • Demonstrates teamwork through cooperation, adaptability, flexibility, communication, dependability and support of the team goals
  • Communicates in an effective, accurate and respectful manner
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Licensed Practical Nursing required.
  • One year of hospice or home health nursing experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of and the ability to apply the basic principles and techniques of nursing care to the hospice setting
  • Must possess good clinical nursing skills and be able to utilize problem-solving teachings.
  • Ability to record and maintain patient data using an electronic record keeping system (EMR).
  • Knowledge of pain and symptom management.
  • Ability to function in high stress situations and manage multiple priorities.
  • Emotional maturity to cope with the ongoing needs of participating in a hospice program.
  • Communicate with others effectively in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to regularly walk bend, stoop, kneel, push, pull, grasp, reach, handle, and lift up to 50lbs without assistance.
  • Ability to safely drive own vehicle frequently

Certification/Licensure:

  • Current Oregon Licensed Practical Nurse license required
  • Current CPR certification required.
  • Must have current Oregon driver’s license, dependable transportation, and proof of current automobile insurance.

Our Commitment to Our Staff

  • A challenging and rewarding career
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Comprehensive, 4-6-week orientation
  • Ongoing education and support
  • Tuition reimbursement program available

To Apply

Complete and submit a Willamette Valley Hospice application, found here. As a first step, resumes can be submitted to Careers@wvh.org. Interviews will be scheduled concurrent with posting.

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Willamette Valley Hospice. We provide rewarding careers for passionate, caring, and experienced employees. Together, we work toward our shared mission to “change the end of life experience…” We believe that everyone facing serious illness, death, and grief deserves access to the best personalized and compassionate care available, and the team at Willamette Valley Hospice strives to provide such care. Willamette Valley Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All eligible candidates who are legally able to work in the US are encouraged to apply.