Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Hospice

Full Time

For over 44 years, Willamette Vital Health 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 best of their time left together.

We provide more than just a job. We provide the opportunity for meaningful work!

We are currently looking for a full-time LPN who wants to use their passion and expertise as part of an extraordinary nursing team to provide the best care possible for our patients. This position requires Tuesday- Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm availability, and will include some on-call assignments. Depending on your hospice and/or home health experience, our starting hourly rate range is $23.00 to $27.00 per hour.

Duties

Provide direct nursing care as indicated by the plan of care under the supervision of RNCM

Assess patient/family general physical and mental condition with the assigned RN Case Manager

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/family teaching and instruction as appropriate

Assist the patient with activities of daily living and encouraging appropriate self-care

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

Assists with provision of in-home respite and/or continuous care as patient need arises

Documents according to established agency guidelines and nursing practice standards

Requirements

Current Oregon Licensed Practical Nurse license

Current CPR certification

Current Oregon driver’s license, dependable transportation, and proof of current automobile insurance

One year of hospice or home health nursing experience preferred

Knowledge of pain and symptom management.

Working knowledge of and the ability to apply the basic principles and techniques of nursing care to the hospice setting

Excellent communication skills and be able to utilize problem-solving teachings.

Ability to record and maintain patient data using an electronic record keeping system (EMR)

Ability to function in high stress situations and manage multiple priorities.

Ability to regularly walk bend, stoop, kneel, push, pull, grasp, reach, handle, and lift to 50lbs without assistance.

Our Commitment to Our Staff

Sign On Bonus for full-time placement

Competitive wages

Generous paid time off benefits

Collaborative 4-to-6-week orientation

Ongoing education and support

Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans with low to no premiums for employees and subsidized premiums for eligible dependents*

Short &long-term disability and life insurance benefits at no cost to employees*

Pre-tax flex spending accounts for healthcare (FSA) and dependent care (DCA) savings*

401(k)retirement plan with 100% company match of contributions up to 4% of employee's compensation*

Employee assistance program with free short-term counseling, legal consultation, and more*

Option to purchase several programs at low cost: critical illness/accident insurance, voluntary life insurance, ID/Legal Shield, FIGO pet insurance*

*Some benefits are dependent on number of hours scheduled to work

To apply, send a resume to Careers@wvh.org.

Willamette Vital Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to providing a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment. We promote an environment that honors our staff, patients, and those we serve. 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.