Job Description

LEHIGH VALLEY HOSPITAL · Hospice Unit
1627 Chew St, Allentown, PA
RN – Hospice
Per Diem Status, Night Shift, 1900- 0700
Posted 01/27/2021
Req # 22933
Union: N/A
Imagine a career at one of the nation’s most advanced health networks.
Be part of an exceptional health care experience. Join the inspired, passionate team at Lehigh Valley Health Network, a nationally recognized, forward-thinking organization offering plenty of opportunity to do great work.
LVHN has been ranked among the “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report for 22 consecutive years. We’re a Magnet(tm) Hospital, having been honored four times with the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s prestigious distinction for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. Finally, Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg and Lehigh Valley Hospital – Pocono each received an ‘A’ grade on the Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for spring 2018, the highest grade in patient safety. These recognitions highlight LVHN’s commitment to teamwork, compassion, and technology with an unrelenting focus on delivering the best health care possible every day.
Whether you’re considering your next career move or your first, you should consider Lehigh Valley Health Network.
Job Summary: Provides and directs the provision of nursing care in the home, based on the agency policies and procedures through the competent application of the nursing process. Plans and implements the total palliative care of the patient in support of the prescribed medical team plan. Assists with and/or reinforces patient teaching. Provides direct nursing care, with special emphasis on control of pain and other symptoms of the hospice patient. Provides nursing services to patient/family utilizing the hospice concept. Participates in staff meetings and team conferences. Reports to Clinical Practice Supervisor.

Minimum Requirements: Graduate of approved school of professional nursing.

Minimum of one year of nursing experience preferred.

Must be able to travel to patient care assignments over multi-county area. Access to telephone. Must be flexible to meet patient care needs. Must be able to work on-call, holidays and weekends.
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Preferred Qualifications: Hospice certification preferred but will accept working toward certification.

Licensure and Certifications: Current Pennsylvania State RN license.

Must possess and maintain current driver’s license. Must provide same upon request. Must possess and maintain personal automobile insurance at PA State minimums. Must provide proof upon request.

Influenza vaccination is required at most LVHN facilities for all colleagues with patient contact unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice, and is strongly encouraged for all colleagues. Applicants possessing a medical marijuana card will not be considered for safety sensitive positions.
Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities.
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