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LPN-Patient Team Assistant

Company: The Denver Hospice
Location: Denver
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Job Description:

The Denver Hospice has immediate openings for 5 LPN-Patient Team Assistants. Ready to work in a mission-based, non-profit organization whose goal is family/patient focus? If you answered yes, apply for this LPN- Patient Team Assistant position at The Denver Hospice.

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package
  • Voted by employees "Top Workplaces" by The Denver Post The Denver Hospice LPN-Patient Team Assistant Shift: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our Mission: To provide care, comfort and compassion to the individuals, families and communities we are honored and privileged to serve. Our Values: Positivity, Excellence, Collaboration, Openness, Support, Growth and Innovation POSITION SUMMARY:The Patient Team Assistant (PTA) will be responsible for supporting the clinical team by facilitating and coordinating communication. Supports departmental functions on a daily basis and supports problem resolution. Provides clerical/administrative support to clinical managers and is a resources in the rules/regulations that apply to hospice and strives towards continuous improvement and excellence. Support the mission, values and vision of hospice.KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:
    • Reports to the Clinical Manager or Director of Clinical Services
    • Works closely with neighborhood/department team members and management ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
      • Demonstrates the ability to contribute to the organization's vision and mission, and protects confidentiality.
        • Utilizes good customer service skills and supports the clinical hospice team for both patients and family members including intervention and mediation with patient/family in regards to complaints, service recovery, requests for cares.
          • Performs several scheduling functions including: daily/weekly CNA scheduling for assigned teams, PTO/Sick Call coordination (may include contacting and redeploying staff), bi-annual holiday coverage schedule, monthly schedule, tracking of weekend day utilization, and daily on-call and afterhours schedule.
            • Processes clinical supply and DME as directed by the Clinical Managers.
              • Receives and transcribes MD/NP orders and conducts death notification.,
                • Provides clerical/administrative support to the Clinical Manager including prep/tear down of weekly interdisciplinary team (IDT) meeting materials. Generates various reports, performs other clerical duties including but not limited to: answering phones, typing letters, updating mailboxes and processing faxes.
                  • Supports the Clinical Manager as needed with data collection and report creation of team function. Tracks and transcribes information accurately. This may include: productivity, mileage audits, unverified documentation etc.
                    • Processes equipment requests/orders from field staff/managers/patients; determines appropriateness of requests, and communicates request to durable medical equipment (DME) company. Notifies DME Company of equipment pick-ups. Demonstrates proficiency with computers, copiers, fax machines and other standard office equipment. Uses effective organization, time-management and prioritization skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks from multiple sources in a busy setting with frequent interruptions. Performs LPN nursing visits as needed following the plan of care and within their scope of practice. Reviews care plan with patient/family and communicates with attending provider for medication and supply ordering. Provides nursing care based on patient/family goals to achieve life closure. Utilizes sound nursing judgement to handle telephone calls and triage as appropriate, and participates in other task force or committee work as assigned.
                      • Other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:Minimum Education: LPN Minimum Experience: Preferred 2+ years as LPN, experience with hospital or SNF/AL experience Required License: Current Colorado LPN license and BLS, valid Colorado driver's license PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
                        • Extremely heavy physical effort (lift/carry a minimum of 50 lbs.)
                        • Lifts, positions, pushes, and/or transfers patients
                        • Lifts supplies/equipment
                        • Considerable standing/walking/sitting
                        • Manual dexterity and mobility
                        • Occasional reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching
                        • Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS:
                          • May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases
                          • May be exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases
                          • Occasionally exposed to radiation hazards
                          • Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior)
                          • May perform emergency care
                          • Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards
                          • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
                          • Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

                            Keywords: The Denver Hospice, Denver, LPN-Patient Team Assistant, Healthcare, Denver, Colorado

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