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Night Shift LPN

Company: Care Partners
Location: Portland
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Come join a team of seasoned nurses at Care Partners, one of Oregon's oldest not-for-profit hospices! For over 40 years, we have cared for hospice patients across the Portland Metropolitan area, bringing interdisciplinary and holistic hospice services to patients and their support systems. Care Partners is seeking a full time Night Shift Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to provide coverage in the Portland metro area. This position has candidates in the field providing direct patient care. We are a trusted name amongst our community partners, and receive consistent feedback from families that our nurses go above and beyond expectations to make them feel supported at their loved one's end of life.If you are looking for a role that makes a clear impact, supports your autonomy in the field, offers variety day to day with a chance to work with multiple disease processes, and prioritizes forming relationships with patients in their home environment, apply to be a Care Partners LPN. You would join a team dedicated to providing dignity and whole-person care to every single patient.We can offer full time hours and are committed to finding a schedule that matches your needs. The onboarding and training process will involve hands-on learning with an RN preceptor, directly supported by our Director of Nursing, and will be tailored to your level of experience until you feel comfortable working independentlyWhether you are looking to explore a new specialty or have already been providing hospice and palliative care, we look forward to talking with you about what makes hospice nursing special.Schedule:7 days on and 7 days off. 5 pm- 8am and weekend day on the week worked.Your Responsibilities (Includes but Not Limited to):Provide visits and advise by telephone to patients as needed to address symptom management and other needs that arise in the evening or during the night.Provide patient care to patients across settings in private home, adult foster home, residential/assisted living care, and/or nursing facility following existing care plans.Contribute to patient assessment under the supervision of a registered nurse by assisting in identifying changes in patient statusObtain necessary physician orders and collaborate with RN and attending physician on patient needs and follow up on and obtain lab results and notify attending physician of resultsMonitor signs and symptoms as well as reactions to interventions, treatments, and medications under the direction of the RNMay initiate medication changes while working with physician to get medication ordersUtilize appropriate standards of care for the identified medical diagnosisCollect, document and report to the Registered Nurse (RN) when necessary, both objective and subjective data regarding patient statusUtilize Universal Precautions and safety measures to ensure a safe care environment for patients including consistent use of personal protective equipment (PPE)Demonstrate competencies and knowledge related in the standards of practice for a licensed practical nurse in the state of Oregon when providing careUtilize and become proficient in navigating the electronic medical records system for documenting and reviewing patient conditions and plan of careDemonstrate an understanding and respect for patient rights when providing careEstablish and maintain effective working relationships with the patients and families, co-workers, and members of diverse cultural backgrounds. Know and apply principles of an inclusive work environment.Complete annual mandatory education review and competency programsQualifications:Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) school of nursing.Current unencumbered Oregon Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license prior to the first day of employment.Requires at least one year of experience in nursing; long term care, acute care, ambulatory care or home health and hospice care and demonstrated knowledge in thorough clinical documentation.Requires at least one year of experience in hospice careMust have current Basic Life Support CPR (AHA-BLS or ACLS) card for Health Care Provider. Valid card must be obtained prior to patient contact and within two weeks of hireMust have a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record and have access to a reliable automobile to travel to and from patient homes.Experience working independently with minimal supervision while delivering effective and on-time results.Strong organization skills, time management and attention to detail.Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.Must be reliable and dependable in completing work on time, following through to complete tasks, and be available for scheduled hours.Bi-lingual, Spanish speaking ability and certification in Hospice and Palliative Care are helpful*Preferred applicant will be asked to pass a background check and drug screen following a job offer.**New employees are required to complete tuberculosis screening and provide proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or signed declination.Benefits:At Care Partners, we prioritize competitive and appealing employee benefits. In fact, we offer them at the same premium levels to benefit eligible employees who have regularly scheduled hours of 20-40 each week. Our benefits include low-cost employee-only premium choices for medical, dental, vision, and 100% paid STD (Short Term Disability), LTD (Long Term Disability), AD&D (Accidental Death & Dismemberment) and life insurance, along with access to a Flexible Spending Account or a Health Savings Account. Our employees also receive mileage reimbursement, an annual professional development day stipend, 403b immediate vesting, a generous PTO (Paid Time Off) program, and 7 paid holidays.Care Partners has the reputation and community trust that comes from a local 40-year history of providing outstanding end-of-life care, education, and bereavement services to thousands of families year after year. We recognize the unique and emotional needs of each patient and family member. The care in the service we deliver as a non-profit hospice provider is a reputation we plan to keep.Care Partners is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.

Keywords: Care Partners, Portland , Night Shift LPN, Healthcare , Portland, Oregon

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