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  • Job ID: 104505
  • Job Category: Nursing
  • Specialty Area: Home Health and Hospice
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: M-F 8 hour shifts, rotating weekends and holidays
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Penn Medicine at Home
  • Location: Bala Cynwyd, PA
  • Address: 150 Monument Road
  • Education Required: Per Position Description
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Position Description:
Palliative care is care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease. Join our Palliative care Team to help our patient in relating to psychological, social, and spiritual problems. The goal is to prevent or treat the symptoms and side effects of the chronic disease and its treatment.

If you are interested in promoting supportive care, comfort care, supportive care, or symptom management - Palliative Care is the position for you.

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) functions collaboratively within the team by observing the patient/family needs and facilitating care. The LPN provides direct nursing care to home care patients within the scope of practice for LPNs. The individual will follow the Plan of Care (POC) established by the RN and the Interdisciplinary Team for patients.

• Provides home health services to patients through regularly scheduled home visits.
• Follows established Plan of Care (POC) developed by the RN and understand the process for changing the POC according to the patient and family needs.
• Performs approved nursing procedures and treatments within the LPN scope of practice. Follows appropriate preventative and palliative nursing procedures according to the Nurse Practice Act for LPNs.
• Documents all interventions, patient/family response, and medication administered in the medical record. Maintains patient records so that problems, plans, actions, and goals are accurately and clearly stated. Completes patient notes the same day that patient is seen or shift care provided.
• Assists in the planning and evaluation of the nursing care for patients and their families.
• Reviews POC with the RN and RN Team Manager. Updates and revises the POC under the direction of the RN to address current patient and family needs.
• Participates in performance improvement activities as requested.

• Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures
• Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization

Minimum Requirements:
Graduate of an NLN accredited licensed practical nursing program And 2+ years Acute care, home care, hospice care, or long-term care experience.
And Full time experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse
Pennsylvania and/or New Jersey LPN licensure depending on geographic location and scope of responsibilities.
BLS/CPR Certification
Valid Driver’s License

Additional Information:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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