On Call LPN
Location: Cleveland, OH
General Responsibility: Provide palliative nursing care and support to patient and family, dispatched from home as needed.
· Assess physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family (RN only).
· Gather data related to patient and family’s physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs (LPN).
· Provide intermittent skilled nursing services to the patient under the patient’s physician’s direction.
· Monitor and evaluate pain and symptoms; provide information and assistance to the patient and family to manage those problems.
· Serve as a liaison to the patient’s physician(s) when needed; provide information to the physician based on knowledge relating to the patient’s needs.
· Provide emotional support to the patient and family.
· Refer patients and/or family members to other services when appropriate.
· Provide instruction (health care teaching) to the patient and family as related to care in a residence.
· Make visit to patient’s residence at the time of death.
· Maintain, promptly complete, and return all documentation as required.
· Relay pertinent information to appropriate team members.
· Participate in meetings as initiated by team leader.
· Participate in triage coverage as needed (RN only)
· Licensed RN/LPN in state of Ohio.
· Experience preferred in pain and symptom management, oncology, or mental health.
· Able to turn, transfer and/or lift up in bed, a patient of any size independently.
· Able to access patients and families in any residential and/or public setting in any weather condition (i.e., climbing stairs or snow filled walkways, etc.).
· Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, good driving record and auto accident insurance at a level acceptable to HWR and/or HWR’s insurer
· To follow specific on-call guidelines as stated in policy manual.
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About Hospice of the Western Reserve
Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio. In celebration of the individual worth of each life, we strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving.