LPN

    • Job Tracking ID: 512219-582379
    • Job Location: Barrington, IL
      Chicago, IL
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 17, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: March 19, 2018
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Job Description:

LPN Positions - Night Shift.

LPN needs to have STRONG COMMUNICATION SKILLS.

Practical Nurse / LPN for Crisis Care assists in the care of seriously ill patients during times of crisis by implementing the care plan designed by the nurse case manager. Support family members and caregivers and reports any changes in patient status. The License Practical Nurse is responsible for following the plan of care, providing treatment, and working collaboratively with members of the team in order to ensure comfort and quality of life.  This position will be located throughout the service area and will include frequent driving to complete patient visits.  The Licensed Practical Nurse / LPN will report to the Manager - Crisis Care.

This LPN will work in Any of the 10 counties based on where they are needed.  This is a NIGHT Shift Position. The hours are 8PM to 8:30AM

  • Provides patient care visits for info and consents, assessment and pain and symptom management
  • Educates patients, families and care givers and prospective patients and families regarding hospice and the end of life
  • Documents patient visits and phone calls
  • Reviews and updates care plans, medication and equipment orders
  • Provide Continuous Care Level of care
  • Monitors visits and calls of certified nursing assistants
  • Updates the patient’s medical director regarding any changes in status
  • Assesses family and caregiver ability to provide care and ensures proper functioning of all equipment
  • Completes orders of new medication and supplies for patients
  • Enhances self-knowledge regarding new medical and hospice information

 

Experience and Skills:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Illinois
  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) preferred
  • Bilingual a plus
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience as a LPN in the healthcare setting, preferably in hospice
  • Training in hospice and palliative care and pain and symptom management
  • Experience working with patients of all ages
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • Strong organization skills
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, patient database, e-mail), voicemail
  • Competent in pain and symptom management

JourneyCare is the combined organization of Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care, JourneyCare, and Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter.  The three organizations came together in 2015 to provide greater services to more patients and families across 10 counties in the Chicago area and northern Illinois.  We offer more than 100 years of combined expertise, providing palliative, supportive and end-of-life care and helping people facing serious illness live life to the fullest, with dignity and without pain, on their own terms. 

 

JourneyCare is growing and seeking world-class, compassionate professionals who are highly skilled, possess superior interpersonal skills and make a commitment to our culture of excellence. Join our team of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains and C.N.A.’s , along with more than 1,300 volunteers, who continue to be a trusted resource for care and support in the communities we serve.

 

Our services include:

  • Adult hospice and palliative care

  • Pediatric hospice and palliative care

  • Five Hospice CareCenters, located in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Chicago, Glenview and Woodstock, for those who require short term, around-the-clock medical oversight

  • Integrative therapies that include pet therapy, music therapy and music-thanatology, aromatherapy, art, massage and compassionate touch

  • A comprehensive grief support program

  • Jewish Care Services

  • We Honor Veterans Program

  • A broad range of volunteer opportunities

     

    Your Life . . .

     

    Working for JourneyCare is more than a career choice.  Many of our employees will tell you it’s a calling that changed their lives.

     

    JourneyCare has cared for generations of patients and families facing serious and life-limiting illnesses, providing comfort, peace and well-being.

     

    We are committed to be the employer of choice by offering:

  • Competitive compensation

  • A comprehensive benefit package

  • Continuing education and generous tuition reimbursement

  • A supportive, collaborative and fun work environment

     

    Your Path . . .

     

    Our Care Teams are committed to making each day the best it can be for our patients and families while enriching the lives of those we serve.

     

    Join our Journey!

For more information apply online at http://www.journeycare.org and explore career opportunities with us.