LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE- Full Time - PLEASANT HILL, California - NurseRecruiter.com

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PLEASANT HILL , California, 94523

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The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) provides direct nursing and related assistance to patients and families in our care. With general direction from the Hospice Physician (or Nurse Practitioner) and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, the LVN may work in more than one location or department as needed.

JOB FUNCTIONS

• Collaborates with the Intake RN to assure that referrals are processed accurately and timely
• Fulfills all nursing responsibilities in absence of RN
• Assembles and copies patient data timely. Maintenance of organized records
• Maintains a system for reporting inquiries, referrals, admissions and consults and monitor for accuracy
• Coordinates the distribution of tasks within the department and monitors for accurate and timely completion. Structures work for others around performance benchmarks and reporting deadlines
• Enters information for approved Intake/Admission staff monthly schedules
• Runs weekly Admissions Referral /Conversion reports
• Maintains system for tracking verbal CTIs to ensure that a timely, returned, signed CTI has been received by HEB, is updated daily and monitors for accuracy and timeliness.
• Keeps Admissions Director updated as to the status of the work being performed by the rest of the Intake Support Staff
• Leads Intake Specialists in team work activities regarding goal setting
• Takes orders from PCPs, hospitalists, ECIN, consults, written documents to "admit and evaluate if appropriate" and CTIs. Enters in Netsmart
• Completes INTAKE note in Netsmart clinical notes verifying which NP/MD patient/family chose to attend and follow
• Go out to consult with patient/family if no one else available. Explain hospice and sign consents leaving the SOC (Start of Care) date blank
• Print out and complete daily query for general filing as needed

Job Requirements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

• Must have the medical knowledge and critical thinking skills to effectively assist with the process, for referral to agency services
• Understands and is able to communicate all agency services to caller, have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
• Detail oriented, able to prioritize, work independently and follow through on tasks; able to handle sensitive issues ; able to form harmonious, professional relationships with internal and external customers
• A self-starter with a high degree of initiative, motivation and flexibility; exhibit a "can-do" attitude toward assignments
• Knowledge and understanding of the palliative care philosophy and admission criteria for the program, knowledge of private insurance, Medicare and Medi-Cal regulations as well as the Hospice Benefit
• Able to remain sedentary at desk for 70% of day
• Must be able to work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines, demands and changing priorities
• Must demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors, with leadership qualities
• Must be flexible with work assignments and professional when dealing with clients and staff. Ability to change direction quickly as work needs change
• Must adhere to departmental goals, objectives and performance standards

Location

PLEASANT HILL, California , 94523

Employment Type

Permanent

Compensation

DOE

Employer

Hospice of the East Bay

Date Posted

Jun 20th, 2018

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