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LPN Outpatient Hospice Paducah, KY

Paducah, Kentucky

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LPN Outpatient Hospice Paducah, KY

Requisition R053898 Market Paducah, KY Department Hospice Care - Paducah Home Care - Outpatient Shift Days Schedule Full-time

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Job title:

Licensed Practical Nurse



Job code:




Reports to:

RN, RN Case Manager

Department #:




FLSA status:


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Job Summary

Administers nursing care to designated patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse.  Performs a variety of direct and indirect patient care duties.     



A. Education

Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing.

Current LPN license in the state of Kentucky and/or Illinois.

B. Licensure / Certification

Current LPN License in the state of Kentucky and/or Illinois; BLS validation required.

C. Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge of Homecare/Hospice communication systems; Knowledge of equipment appropriate for patient care for specific clinical department; Must have driver’s license and current automobile insurance.     

D. Service Skills


Physical Demands


Working Conditions

Requires considerable amount of standing and walking. Requires considerable amount of driving between patient visits. Work is inside office and/or varying patient homes. Frequent lifting/positioning of patients with assistance (lifts a minimum of 50 lbs.) with assistance. Dexterity for use of instruments and equipment. Visual and auditory acuity. Environmental and occupational stressors.


Direct Patient Care

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to respond to specific issues and data reflective of the patient's status. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide for the primary population of patients served in the department.

Check all that apply:

Neonate (birth – 28 days)

Infant (28 days – 1 year)

Child (1 – 12 years)

Adolescent (12 – 18 years)

Adult (18 – 65 years)

Geriatrics (65 years – death)


Job-Specific Responsibilities

* Denotes age-related skill or task

A.        Utilizes the Nursing Process in accordance with the scope of practice for the Licensed             Practical Nurse and provides professional nursing care according to established practices             and procedures.

            Performance Standards:

            1.         Collects and documents the patient’s current health status and medical history on             the visit note as defined by policy.

            2.         Utilizes appropriate resources in addressing age specific care needs including, but             not limited to physical, psychosocial, developmental, educational, self care and             environmental.

            3.         Follows appropriate standards of practice for age groups served in the department.

            4.         Performs accurate and ongoing assessments of all aspects of patient’s mental and             physical status and responds appropriately.

            5.         Assists the RN in setting priorities for nursing action in a logical sequence             according to patient’s needs.

            6.         Documents the effectiveness of nursing intervention in a timely and appropriate             manner including patient’s response to plan of care given.

            7.         Documents pertinent information on the patient’s record;  records care provided             following the established procedures for charting.

            8.         Documents in the medical record evidence of appropriate patient and/or family             teaching, including verbalized understanding or demonstrated knowledge of teaching             done.

            9.         Accurately transcribes physician orders according to nursing policy and             procedures.

            10.       Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the PTCT documentation system.

B.        Responsibility:

            Maintains a positive working relationship with patients, families, peers, students and other             medical personnel.

            Performance Standards:

            1.         Reports significant information or problems to RN Case Manager and/or             appropriate physician in a timely manner and effectively communicates patient’s needs.

            2.         Communicates effectively with peers, health team members and physicians in             accuring patient’s well being.

            3.         Attends patient care conferences as indicated.

            4.         Gives a thorough, concise report to RN CM.

            5.         Demonstrates a general knowledge of entering orders and obtaining data from             computer system provided in the department.

            6.         Correctly and consistently implements, charges and discontinues patient supplies.

            7.         Interacts effectively and displays empathy and concern with patients, families             and/or significant others.

            8.         Adapts to changes in a positive, professional manner.

            9.         Performs effectively when floated to other departments.

            10.       Promotes positive public relations for the department, Mission division,             HomeCare, Hospice, Adult Day Health Services and the hospital.

            11.       Supports problem solving approach to both department and the patient’s needs.

            12.       Follows through on problems that may compromise patient care by using the             appropriate chain of command.

            13.       Is a role model for co-workers, new employees and students by displaying a             positive attitude and possessing a good knowledge base of the department and assigned             responsibilities.

            14.       Respects at all times the confidentiality of patients, hospital and physician related             information.

            15.       Completes assigned duties and assists co-workers when able.  Assumes             responsibilities for own actions.

C.        Responsibility:

            Demonstrates an ability to organize and achieve quality performance.

            Performance Standards:

            1.         Independently performs direct patient care for assigned patients.

            2.         Assumes responsibility for administering medications according to             HomeCare/Hospice policy and procedure.  Is knowledgeable of action, mode of             administration, side effects and contraindications.  Safely administers medications             according to the Five Rights.

            3.         Competently performs nursing skills.

            4.         Documents patient’s response to medications/treatments in the nurses’ notes.

            5.         Identifies patent by name and ID number for any direct care procedures and                       treatments.

D.        Responsibility:

            Demonstrates an ongoing awareness of and participation in the Improving Organizational             Performance (IOP) program.

            Performance Standards:

            1.         Is alert to potential IOP problems and actively participates in solving such                                     problems.

            2.         Responds with improved performance to results from IOP monitors.

            3.         Is knowledgeable of and follows HomeCare/Hospice standards, policies and             procedures.

E.         Responsibility:

            Assumes responsibility for continuing education through formal/informal education             programs and/or workshops or conferences.

            Performance Standards:

            1.         Attends annual review update.

            2.         Successfully completes hospital wide and department specific (if applicable)             competencies upon hiring and annually.

            3.         Attends monthly staff meetings.

            4.         Sets goals with Team Manager for own performance and growth based on self             evaluation.

            5.         Maintains education record for continuing education and required inservices.     


Additional Responsibilities

Complies with and is knowledgeable of hospital and department safety procedures and policies.

Contributes to the care of the environment by maintaining work areas and assisting with light housekeeping tasks as needed.

Is knowledgeable of and participates in the hospital’s performance improvement program.

Utilizes computer system as needed for information and to complete tasks.

Maintains customers’ rights (confidentiality, privacy, safety, security, and decision making).

Interacts with customers, who may include patients, physicians, coworkers and visitors in a manner that exemplifies the hospital’s mission and core values.

Attends annual in-service, department meetings and other training sessions relative to job.

Is knowledgeable of and adheres to hospital and department procedures and policies.

Adapts easily to changes in work assignment and environment.

Is willing to assume additional responsibilities.

Performs basic tasks in a timely manner with minimum guidance and supervision.

Demonstrates willingness to work toward department and hospital goals and objectives.

I have reviewed the job description and am willing and able to fulfill all of the responsibilities herein outlined.



Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

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Hospice Care - Paducah Home Care - Outpatient

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