Licensed Practical Nurse
Hospice Compassus - New Orleans, LA

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The Licensed Practical Nurse assists with temporary staffing needs, performs routine nursing services and CNA services under the direction of the RN Case Manager. It is his/her responsibility to report observations and to complete all required documentation in a timely manner. The Licensed Practical Nurse does not function as a RN Case Manager.


1. Supports agency and corporate policies, goals, and objectives.
  • Promotes a positive working relationship between agency and corporate personnel.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, as requested.
  • Promotes hospice philosophy.
  • Communicates identified needs and potential solutions to supervisor.
2. Provides assistance with emergency and temporary staffing needs.
  • Provides vacation and/or sick relief for case managers.
  • Flexes schedule to assist case managers in emergency situations and periods of high census.
  • Performs continuous care shifts, when requested.
  • Accepts call responsibility, when requested.
3. Provides routine nursing services under RN supervision.
  • Visits patients/families, as assigned.
  • Performs assessment and identifies patient/family needs.
  • Reports findings to Director of Clinical Services.
  • Contacts physician, as directed by Director of Clinical Services.
  • Administers medications, treatments, etc. as directed.
  • Attends IDT meeting, if requested by Director of Clinical Services.
4. Maintains appropriate documentation and communication.
  • Informs Director of Clinical Services or Call Team of patient's needs and condition changes.
  • Contacts physician, as directed.
  • Completes IDT Narratives, assessments, time logs, and all required documentation.
  • Submits all required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Makes all appropriate entries in the patient Plan of Care.
5. Educates patient/family regarding:
  • care of patient.
  • disease process.
  • symptom control.
  • wound care.
  • the dying process.
6. Other duties as assigned.

  • Currently licensed to practice in the state of employment.
  • Licensed Practical Nurse with experience in skilled nursing, preferably in hospice, home health care, oncology, or emergency care.
  • Understanding and acceptance of hospice philosophy
  • Must be of high integrity including maintenance of confidential information including all patient records.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include some evenings and weekends.
  • Has a valid driver's license and auto liability insurance.
  • Ability to meet physical job requirements as specified by attachment.