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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Hospice LVN in Lubbock, Texas

Covenant Health is seeking for Licensed Vocational Nurse for the Hospice – Lubbock at Hospice of Lubbock Inc.!

Job Summary:

Assists Admissions Coordinator with the intake of referrals, obtaining patient information and physician orders, coordinating services with social worker and performing admissions of appropriate patients. Ensures that patient care records are accurate and complete and assists with the performance improvement program of Hospice. Requires minimal supervision.

Essential Functions:

  • Process referrals for hospice patients. Plans for admission of patients to hospice in coordination with Admissions RN and patient/family and/or facility.

  • Assumes initial responsibility for assessing patient/family needs and consulting with attending physician, Hospice Medical Director and other hospice staff members. Determines patient's appropriateness for hospice services consistent with Hospice's policies and admission criteria and in conjunction with patient’s physician.

  • Obtains required documentation for the admission of patients desiring hospice services; secures facility plan of care and physician orders for admission (including Medication Profile) and obtains data on physical, psychosocial, social and spiritual factors that may influence patient/family health status. Completes initial entry into EMR.

  • Facilitates transition of patient/family to primary nurse and other members of the IDT as indicated. Seeks direction from Clinical Manager or Alternate Nursing Supervisor for conflict resolution or difficult case assignment.

  • Initiates phone contact to make appointment with patient/family to provide information on hospice services and/or assess patient’s status.

  • Assist in the coordination of the patient’s discharge from the hospital and admission to hospice either at home, SNF or Assisted Living including transportation, equipment, provision of care by family/hired help, medications and supplies as needed

  • Participates in departmental performance improvement and quality management functions.

  • Maintains a committed and cooperative attitude with staffing, promoting teamwork, effectiveness and efficiency.

Minimum Position Qualifications:


  • Licensed Vocational Nurse


  • One year nursing experience, preferred.

  • Experience in working with terminally ill patients, preferred


  • LVN with current Texas license.

  • BLS (AHA) certified with thirty (30) days of employment.

  • Current driver’s license and proof of current auto liability insurance.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

  • One or more years’ experience in hospice.

  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN).

Ministry Marketing Statement

Covenant Health is celebrating over 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.

For over 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.

As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.

Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds:

Covenant Medical Center - CMC Covenant Children’s Covenant Specialty Covenant Plainview - PLV Covenant Levelland - LVL Trustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock) Covenant Medical Group (CMG) Covenant Health Partners Hospice of Lubbock

Covenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.

Covenant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Covenant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Positions specified as “on call, per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Covenant Health

Category: LPN / LVN

Req ID: 21000065