Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – Palliative Care


Willamette Valley Hospice has been helping patients and their families through one of the most difficult times of their lives for over 40 years. The comfort, compassion, teaching, and empowerment you provide as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) can help palliative and hospice patients and their families make the most of their time left together. Our LPN’s provide professional nursing services to palliative care and hospice care patients as indicated by the plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary team.

We are currently looking for a full-time LPN to work on our Home-Based Palliative Care team. This position requires a flexible availability that includes weekdays and weekends.

Duties:

  • Provides direct nursing care as indicated by the plan of care under the supervision of Palliative Care RN, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician
  • Participates in the planning and coordination of patient care
  • Administers prescribed meds according to law as permitted within the scope of individual license
  • Provides physical and emotional support to the patient/family living with serious illness
  • Demonstrates respect and caring and maintains patient and staff confidentiality
  • Documents according to established agency guidelines and nursing practice standards
  • Educates family or caregivers in caring for the patient as directed

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Licensed Practical Nursing required.
  • Current Oregon Licensed Practical Nurse license required.
  • Current CPR certification required.
  • Must have current Oregon driver’s license, dependable personal transportation, and proof of current automobile insurance.
  • One year of home-based palliative care, hospice or home health nursing experience preferred.
  • 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).
  • 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 up to 50lbs without assistance.

Our Commitment to Our Staff

  • A challenging and rewarding career with autonomy, flexibility, and the ability to manage your own schedule throughout your workday
  • Competitive salary and benefits – includes employee health & dental insurance 100% paid by employer
  • 4-6 week comprehensive training and orientation
  • Ongoing education and support
  • Payment for Hospice & Palliative Care certification test
  • Tuition reimbursement program available

To Apply

Please submit a resume to Careers@wvh.org. Interviews will be scheduled concurrent with posting.

We believe that everyone facing serious illness deserves access to the best personalized and compassionate care available, and the Palliative Care team at Willamette Valley Hospice & Palliative Care strives to provide such care.

Willamette Valley Hospice & Palliative Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer and promotes a drug free work environment. All eligible candidates who are legally able to work in the US are encouraged to apply.

COVID-19 considerations:

We follow OHC, OHSA, and all COVID-19 regulations and take infectious disease control very seriously by providing clinicians with full PPE, requiring social distancing and wearing masks, keeping equipment and offices sanitized, and ongoing COVID education.