Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Hospice

Full Time

Willamette Vital Health, your local nonprofit that helps families through one of the most difficult times in life — losing a loved one — is searching for an experienced LPN with a passion for empathetic care with a focus on quality of life. If that’s you, we would love to meet you.

1:1 patient care with a focus on quality of life .

Competitive salary and generous benefits in a collaborative environment.

Flexibility to plan your day based on scheduled patient visits and their needs.

Employee Assistance Program that includes short term counseling and mental health assistance.

The Role:

The comfort, compassion, teaching, and empowerment you provide as a LPN can help hospice patients and their families make the most of their time left together.

We’re looking for LPNs that want to use their expertise and experience as part of a team to provide the best care possible to those experiencing serious illness, Tuesday thru Saturday.

By providing expert, personalized care to hospice patients where they live you will bring dignity and compassion to those coping with symptoms of a serious illness.

Who You Are:

Your Impact. Willamette Vital Health is looking for passionate, empathetic, tenacious healthcare professionals, willing to partner in helping families get the most out of their remaining time together.


  • Licensed Practical nurse with a current license to practice in Oregon
  • 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
  • Ability to regularly walk, bend, stoop, kneel, push, pull, grasp, reach, handle, and life up to 50lbs without assistance
  • Current CPR certification required
  • Must have current Oregon driver's license, dependable transportation, and proof of current automobile insurance


  • Provide direct nursing care as indicated by the plan of care under the supervision of RNCM
  • Participate in the planning and coordination of patient care
  • Administers prescribed meds according to law as permitted within the scope of individual license
  • Provide patient/caregiver teaching as appropriate
  • Provide physical and emotional support to the patient/family in the terminal phases of life
  • Demonstrate respect and caring and maintains patient and staff confidentiality
  • Assess patient/family general physical and mental condition with the assigned RN Case Manager
  • Assists with provision of in-home respite and/or continuous care as patient need arises
  • Assist the patient with activities of daily living and encouraging appropriate self-care
  • Documents according to established agency guidelines and nursing practice standards
  • Instruct family or caregivers in caring for the patient as directed
  • Demonstrate teamwork throughout cooperation, adaptability, flexibility, communication, dependability, and support of the team goals
  • Communicates in an effective, accurate, and respectful manner
  • Other duties as assigned

Who We Are:

It’s not our organization itself that delivers deeply impactful work. It's our people. We’re an empathetic, resilient, diverse and passionate group of people working together to create the best care possible for those facing serious illness and grief. We believe personalized care and grief support should be available to all who need it, so we provide our services regardless of ability to pay.

Powerful Purpose. Purpose is at the heart of our care provider experience. At Willamette Vital Health, everyone is united by the mission to provide people facing serious illness, death, and grief with access to the best personalized and compassionate care.

Galvanizing Resilience. Willamette Vital Health provides vital care during families’ toughest times. This provides many opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Excellence with Integrity. Willamette Vital Health and our team of nurses and caring staff are committed to trust, ethics, quality, accountability and expertise. This is how we deliver the best compassionate care.

Better Together. The Willamette Vital Health team works together to maximize the care we provide and support one another. We celebrate one another’s successes and invest in the team’s wellness.

Why Willamette Vital Health:

You're offered...

  • A challenging and rewarding career with flexibility to manage your schedule throughout your workday
  • Competitive salary and benefits, including EAP (Employee Assistance Program) 401k with matching contributions, generous PTO, pre-tax spending accounts for healthcare (FSA) and dependent care (DCA)
  • Comprehensive and collaborative training and orientation
  • Ongoing education and support
  • Reimbursement for Hospice & Palliative Care certification exam
  • Option to purchase several programs at low cost: critical illness/accident insurance, voluntary life insurance, ID/Legal Shield, FIGO pet insurance

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Willamette Vital Health. We provide rewarding careers for passionate, caring, and experienced employees. 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 Vital Health strives to provide such care.

Willamette Vital Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to providing a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, physical characteristics, age, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability, or veteran status. All qualified candidates legally able to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

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