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Genesis Health System LPN, Hospice in Bettendorf, Iowa

Position Title: LPN

Department: Hospice House

Purpose: Supports and provides safe, effective and culturally competent care for patients with terminal illness under the supervision of a registered nurse. Key accountabilities include: communicating patient data for planning, implementation, and evaluation of care; using critical thinking skills and evidence based practice; supporting Professional Practice Standards as defined by ANA; and actively participating in quality monitoring and performance improvement activities.

Report To: Manager, Hospice House Operations

Supervisory Responsibility: Guidance: The job requires the provision of occasional guidance and training to others. The job does not have formal or official supervisory responsibilities.

Materials Responsibility: Limited: Work requires limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include supplies, equipment, inventories, small budgets, and other similar material assets. The employee has a limited amount of control over these resources. The cost of errors is also limited in terms of damage, waste or financial loss. Problems associated with material resources are not complex. The volume of resources may vary, but the level of difficulty in dealing with these resources is uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Patients, Families, and Significant Others, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors

POSITION SPECIFICATION

Education: High school plus additional course work up to 1 year

Field Of Study: Nursing

Special Training: CPR

Training Preferred:

Licensure/Registration: Licensed Practical Nurse in Iowa

Experience: Less than 1 year experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.

Working Conditions: There is routine exposure to highly adverse environmental conditions including physical hazards, health and safety risks, and otherwise undesirable characteristics in the environment. Personal risks require safety equipment or precautions to be followed closely. The time the employee may be exposed to these conditions is limited to 70% or less of the work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes

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