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Niagara Hospice Licensed Practical Nurse / On-Call in Lockport, New York

Lockport. Licensed Practical Nurse / On-Call. Niagara Hospice. FT. Benefits.

The on-call LPN is responsible for providing hospice nursing services to Niagara Hospice patients and their family members during on call shifts as scheduled under the supervision of a RN. He/She will provide total comprehensive direct patient care, indirect care, and psychological support.

Duties & Responsibilities *Evaluate the patient/family's immediate problems and needs either via telephone or during a nursing visit. *As appropriate, evaluates pt and collects data to report to MD/RN *Ensures that the patient/family or designated primary caregiver is included in the plan of care as directed by RN/MD *Performs direct patient care when indicated to include personal care, vital signs, administration of medications, treatments, and any other procedures within their professional scope following agency's policy and procedures. *Treats the patient as an individual by striving to meet his/her physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs. *Communicates with the physician and other members of the health care team regarding the patient's condition and/or needs. *Facilitates changes and/or addition to physician orders upon receipt of MD order. *Teaches the families basic nursing skills, to the level at which they are capable and comfortable. (additional duties)

Qualifications *Knowledge of both hospital & home care *Knowledge of community health needs and resources *Knowledge in the areas of communication skills *Knowledge of the dying and grieving process *Ability to make decisions based on problem solving techniques *Excellent organizational skills *A sense of personal responsibility and integrity *Emotional maturity *Creativity and flexibility in problem solving *Ability to make independent and sound judgments with accountability *Good communication, phone etiquette and interpersonal skills *Positive attitude *Respect for the quality of life *Computer skills

Licensure/Certifications *LPN NYS License *Current NYS drivers License

Weekend Availability Required 7 pm - 8 am required

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