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Good Shepherd Community Care Hospice LPN in Newton, Massachusetts

Hospice LPN

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Job Location

Main Office - Newton, MA

Hospice LPN

Named by The Boston Globe for the second year in a row as one of theTop Places to Work in Massachusetts,our community-based, mission-driven hospice and palliative care organization seeks experienced, talented, and compassionate hospice Licensed Practical Nurses to join our team. Travel is required for this position. Care is provided in patient’s private homes and residential facilities throughout Greater Boston and parts of Metrowest.

Job Responsibilities:

The Hospice LPN provides quality nursing care for all hospice patients following the established plan of care. The ideal candidate understands the importance of providing quality service and compassionate end-of-life care for clients. Is professional, reliable, organized, and demonstrates effective communication skills. Must have demonstrated skills in patient/family evaluations, pain management, symptom control, and communication.

Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (MA license)

  • A minimum of two years prior experience in community health, long term care facility, oncology, or a related field preferred.

  • Ability to be a team player and work harmoniously with patients, families, co-workers, and management.

  • Providing care consistent with written instructions.

  • Providing assessments of the impact of the terminal diagnosis on the patient’s physical, functional and environmental needs and activities of daily living.

  • Providing on-going evaluation of patient/family response to care and informing the Nursing Care Coordinator and other personnel of changes in the patient’s needs and outcomes of interventions.

  • Preparing documentation that demonstrates adherence to the patient’s individualized plan of care and progress towards established goals.

  • Assessing for patients’ safety.

  • Providing personal care including assistance with daily hygiene, ambulation, exercise, toileting, nutritional support, dressing changes and other care as designated by the Nursing Care Coordinator.

  • Assisting with medications that are ordinarily self-administered.

  • Assisting patients with household activities.

    Good Shepherd Benefits:

  • Competitive salary

  • Four weeks paid time off in first year.

  • 12 paid holidays

  • Health and dental insurance, coverage begins as of your start date

  • Life insurance

  • 403(b) with company match

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Short Term Disability

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Partnership with Regis College for reduced tuition rates


    Employment Type:Full Time, Part Time, Per Diem

    Job Functions:Clinical - Healthcare Provider

    About Us:Good Shepherd Community Care is one of the most trusted health care organizations in Greater Boston focusing on hospice and palliative care. Founded as Hospice of the Good Shepherd in 1978, we are the original Massachusetts hospice. After decades of caring for our community, we continue to remain an independent, not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization. We believe in the importance of mutual respect and acceptance and values diversity in our patients, families and caregivers, employees, volunteers, community, and partner organizations. We are committed to these values and honor the dignity of each individual through the care, support and education we provide. Our team members benefit from a collaborative work environment in a welcoming office, easily accessible to I-95, with on-site parking in Newton.