LVN - Hospice - Per Diem/Variable (8-hr)

SMMC-SMMC Hospital
Per Diem
Job Listing: 
Licensed Vocational, Practical Nurse
Purpose Statement / Position Summary:
This position serves as a liaison between Hospice and the Community, Case Managers, Physicians, Patients and Families to ensure continuity of quality care to the hospice patient. This position facilitates & assists in the day-to-day operations of the intake process and to be accountable for a smooth admission throughout a patient's/family's transition from admission to the Interdisciplinary Care team. This position will assure prompt and appropriate delivery of patient care in accordance with physician orders and State & Federal regulations. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrates behavior consistent with the core values. The employee shall support Saddleback Memorial Medical Center’s strategic plan and the goals and direction of the performance Improvement plan.
Essential Job Outcomes & Functions:
1. Experience with Patient Intake & Referral processes and/or insurance industry preferred.
2. Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills are critical and must
include well developed active listening ability.
3. Candidates must exhibit a professional and empathetic demeanor at all times.
4. Teamwork - Our highest priority is for our employees to form and function as a cohesive
5. Communication - Show strong levels of honesty regardless of the situation and be
sensitive when communicating with others while expressing empathy.
6. Experience in hospice patient care on all applicable visit types.
Minimum Requirements / Work Experience:
  • One year Practical experience as an LVN and knowledge of home health and or hospice
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Time management and organizational skills, attention to detail, and a focus on completion of tasks, are critical.
Education / Licensure / Certification:
  • Current California LVN license
  • Current BCLS-C
  • Current California driver’s license
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