Catholic Health Initiatives LPN Hospice in UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington

LPN Hospice


Per diem

St. Joseph Medical Center

CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

Job Summary:

This job is responsible, under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Physician and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, for providing quality practical nursing care that is focused on the comfort and well-being of the patient and family consistent with the scope of licensed practice and the standards/procedures of the Franciscan Health System (FHS). Employees perform practical nursing care tasks, carry out routine aspects of the designated nursing regimen, participate in patient care planning, assist with and/or perform therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, report/document observations of patients, and assist in maintaining an optimum physical and emotional environment for assigned patients.

Work requires an understanding of patient care planning and practice, skill in the preparation/administration of medications, knowledge of physical and emotional reactions to a variety of treatment procedures and skill in maintaining effective working relationships with staff, patients and multi-disciplinary team members. Work contributes to a base of standard nursing care upon which further nursing care may be planned and/or provided, and an incumbent’s observation/assessment skills may have an impact on patient care outcomes.

Employees use initiative in carrying out recurring tasks independently within scope of practice and established standards of care. A Physician or RN provides specific instructions for new, difficult or unusual tasks, and is consulted when unusual/unfamiliar situations are encountered.


Job Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited Practical Nursing program or equivalent recognized military training.

One year of related work experience, preferably in an acute care healthcare environment.

Possession of a current Washington State license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Current healthcare provider BLS certification.



Daily Schedule Varies

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0189485

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.