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LVN Visit Nurse

Austin, TX
Mission Minded, Patient Centered.  At Hospice Austin, our team members work collaboratively to provide compassionate care, services, and comfort to people with a life limiting illness. Join one of Austin’s most beloved nonprofit organizations where employees are valued and respected and enjoy making a difference while receiving excellent benefits.

Position:  Full time, Monday through Friday

Responsibilities:
  • Provides and coordinates nursing care.
    • Performs focused assessments, i.e. Vital signs, pain assessment, breath sounds, etc. to contribute to the comprehensive assessment by the RN, supporting ongoing data collection.
    • Triages patient care problems
    • Assist the RN or physician in performing specialized nursing skills related to palliative and end-of-life care.
    • Manages discomfort and provides symptom relief in accordance with the Texas LVN Practice Act and their training (See policy H2-058 & H2-059).
    • Initiate appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures with scope of practice.
    • Provide education to patient and caregivers re: disease process, death and dying, comfort measures, medication use and side effects, etc.      
    • Assist RN in carrying out POC and provides input re changes to the POC
    • Performs ongoing evaluation of pt/family response to care.
    • Assist RN with consultation and educating patient and caregivers (including home health staff) re: disease process, self care techniques, end of life care, death and dying, comfort measures, medicating use and side effects, etc.
    • Assist RN in ongoing assessment of ability of caregiver to meet patient’s needs throughout care and communicate needs/concerns to the IDT.
    • Provides psychosocial support to patients and families
    • Coordinates care with interdisciplinary team 
    • Documents in a timely manner patient assessments, patient contacts, physician orders and progress notes that demonstrate progress towards established goals.       
  • Assists with planning, organizing and coordinating of care. (10%)
    • Coordinates care with the IDT.
    • Coordinates personal care, DME, and obtaining medications and medical supplies.
    • Informs the physician and other personnel of changes in the patients’ needs and outcomes of interventions as needed.
    • Acts as a liaison between patient and physicians, hospital staff, home health staff, and other care team members to facilitate ongoing clinical care.
    • Documents in a timely manner patient assessments, patient contacts, physician orders and progress notes that demonstrate progress towards established goals.
    • Provides preparation and support for patient’s death.    
    • Evaluates own needs for support & self-care and using identified system(s) to meet the need.    
    • Recognizes and maintains professional boundaries in relationships with patient/family/caregiver.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Position Requirements: ​​​
  • Unrestricted license as a Vocational Nurse by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license, auto liability insurance and safe driving record required.
  • CPR certification.
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • 1 year LVN experience.
  • IV Certified.
Full Time Benefits:
•    Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) 
•    Paid Holidays
•    Paid Wellness Days
•    Mileage reimbursement 
•    Cell phone equipment and service
•    Medical, dental, and vision insurance
•    Health savings account – employer contribution
•    401(k) retirement plan with substantial company match 
•    Employer paid life insurance
•    Employer paid short-term and long-term disability 
•    Employee Assistance Program 
•    Gym membership discounts 
•    Employee Referral Program
•    Paid orientation
•    And many other benefits

Apply at www.hospiceaustin.org or call our office at (512) 342-4700 for more information. 

Hospice Austin is an equal opportunity employer. 

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