A qualified Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse administers nursing care to terminally ill Hospice patients as needed. This is performed in accordance with physician orders and IDG plan of care under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. Services are furnished in accordance with Hospice policies.


Full Time/Part Time

Pay Range:

$75-180 per visit

Benefits & Perks (Full Time Only):
  • Group Health Benefits
  • 401K
  • Paid Time Off/Sick Leave
  • Company Car
Work Location:

May cover one or more of the following areas: Santa Clara County, San Benito County, Santa Cruz County, Monterey County (please specify preference when applying).

  1. Graduate of a state approved school of practical (vocational) nursing
  2. Minimum of one (1) year experience in nursing, preferred
  3. Acceptance of philosophy and goals of this Hospice
  4. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment
  5. Completion of a Hospice training program prior to providing care
  6. Must have current license to practice in the state of California
  7. Must have a current CPR card 8. Must possess valid driver’s license and current auto liability insurance
  1. Understands and adheres to established policies and procedures
  2. Implements the IDG nursing care plan for each patient
  3. Provides nursing services, treatments and diagnostic and preventive procedures as assigned
  4. Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician and RN reactions to treatments, including drugs and changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition
  5. Teaches and counsels the patient and family/significant others regarding the nursing care needs and other related problems of the patient at home
  6. Evaluates with registered nurse the effectiveness of the LPN’s/LVN’s nursing service to the patient and family under the guidance of the registered nurse
  7. Maintains accurate and complete records of observations, treatments and care of patient
  8. Participates in medical record audit as assigned
  9. Attends staff meetings, IDG conferences and in-services as scheduled
  10. Takes on-call duty, nights, weekends and holidays as assigned
  11. Is responsible for:
    • Submitting any changes in schedule to Director or Manager of Patient Services on a daily basis
    • Participating in IDG conferences to discuss the need for involvement of other members of the health team
  12. Prepares clinical and progress notes
  13. Assists the physician and RN in performing specialized procedures
  14. Prepares equipment and materials for treatments
  15. Observes aseptic technique as required
  16. Assists the patient/family in learning appropriate self-care techniques
Work Environment:

Indoors in office and travel to/from patient homes.

Lifting Requirements:

Ability to perform the following tasks if necessary:

  • Ability to participate in physical activity
  • Ability to work for extended period of time while standing and being involved in physical activity
  • Heavy lifting
  • Ability to do extensive bending, lifting and standing on a regular basis