Hospice IPU Staff LVN (FT & PRN Positions Available!)
at Houston Hospice

Date Posted: 11/19/2019

Job Description

Hospice IPU Staff LVN (FT & PRN Positions Available!)

Provides direct patient care to maintain highest levels of comfort and quality of life. Responsible for physical care of the patient under the direction of the physician and Registered Nurse.
Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Provide care for patients and families according to an individualized plan of care and in accordance with agency policies and regulations that define scope of practice
  • Participate in shift assessments, administration of medications, and bedside care
  • Assist patient/family in learning appropriate care techniques
  • Assist and supports the R.N. and/or physician in performing specialized duties related to end of life care
  • Report symptoms and changes in condition to the Charge Nurse, and physician
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date and timely documentation of nursing care provided to all patients
  • Ensure problems, actions, specific outcomes and responses to care are clearly stated and readily available for review
  • Rotate weekend / holiday duty as assigned
  • Participate in QA / PI activities to assure continuous quality assurance and process improvement
  • Assist in providing services that foster the organization’s mission, values and goals
  • Responsible for timely completion of paperwork required to meet State and Federal regulations. Documentation should be accurate and detailed to meet these regulations

Hospice IPU Staff LVN (FT & PRN Positions Available!)

Job Requirements

Hospice IPU Staff LVN (FT & PRN Positions Available!)


  • Graduate of an accredited L.V.N. school or through reciprocity
  • Currently licensed as an L.V.N. in the State of Texas
  • One-year experience as an L.V.N
  • Skilled in nursing practices with Home health, hospice, or oncology experience preferred
  • Current certification in basic life support
  • Ability to cope with family emotional stress and tolerant of individual lifestyles
  • Good organizational skills required to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously
  • Good communications skills, both oral and written
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to accommodate multi-faith beliefs and backgrounds of patients / families
  • Ability to function as part of interdisciplinary team
  • Must have reliable transportation to work assignments
  • Knowledge / proficiency in applicable Federal / State laws governing hospice licensure preferred

Note: An extended orientation may be considered for an applicant not meeting experience or qualifications.

Hospice IPU Staff LVN (FT & PRN Positions Available!)

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time/Part-Time
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Job Type: Nurse
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 11/19/2019

About Us

Founded in 1980, Houston Hospice is a leader in hospice care for people of all ages. We are Houston's oldest, largest, independent hospice and we are proud to be a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that is community-based and community-supported.

Headquartered in the Texas Medical Center, Houston Hospice's service area is covered through three strategically located offices to serve a ten-county area. We believe no one should live in pain or in fear of being alone. Teams of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains, counselors and trained volunteers provide physical, emotional and spiritual support in homes, assisted living facilities, and in our Margaret Cullen Marshall Hospice Care Center located in the Texas Medical Center. Teams work with primary care physicians, patients and families to identify goals and create a unique plan of care for each patient. We offer educated counsel and compassionate support and bereavement counseling to loved ones and family members.

Houston Hospice is an in-network provider for most insurance companies and is licensed by Medicare and Medicaid. Houston Hospice is a member of the Texas Medical Center, Texas Non-Profit Hospice Alliance and the Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization. Houston Hospice is accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice and by Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc (CHAP). CHAP accreditation publicly certifies that an organization has voluntarily met the highest standards of excellence for home and/or community-based health care.

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