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Facility: Good Shepherd Hospice Location: Farmingdale, NY Department: Community Hospice Category: Nursing / Nursing Leadership Schedule: Per Visit Shift: Day, Evening and Night shifts Hours: varied ReqNum: 6007421

Good Shepherd Hospice is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island and an integral part of the health care ministry of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.Our organization promotes the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being both of the person completing life's journey and their family members, providing comprehensive and compassionate end-of-life care of the highest quality. Good Shepherd helps patients and their families live each day fully, focusing on quality of life, control of symptoms and the things that matter to them the most.

Our team of professionals, caregivers and trained volunteers are dedicated to providing both medical and emotional support to patients and families. We currently employ more than 200 staff members and have a volunteer core of over 100 dedicated people.

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The Licensed Practical Nurse, under the supervision and assignment of the Registered Nurse, provides nursing care to hospice patients and/or family within their home setting.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience caring for terminally ill patients and will demonstrate basic understanding and commitment to the hospice concept. Experience in home care, skilled nursing facilities and/or oncology preferred. Candidate must possess the ability to work non-judgmentally with patients and families of many cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds and lifestyles as well as good listening, computer and verbal skills. Flexibility is essential.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of one to two years prior bedside nursing experience required
  • Current and valid NY State license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Must have a current, valid New York State driver's license and own transportation

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