Nov 28, 2022

LPN - Massey Cancer Center - Days

  • VCU Health
  • Richmond, VA, USA
Full time

Job Description

*$3,000 sign-on campaign bonus for qualified candidates*

The Thomas Palliative Care Unit at VCU Massey Cancer Center provides a unique, home-like atmosphere for inpatient care on the fourth floor of North Hospital on the MCV campus. This location provides easy access to all appropriate therapies and interventions throughout the health system. Inside this comforting environment, all of the nurses are certified in palliative care and are experts in pain and symptom management. The 11-bed unit offers a liberal visitation policy. Children of all ages, as well as pets that meet unit guidelines, are allowed to visit patients. The unit has a family room with a TV and a play area for children. Just beyond the comfortable living room is a fully-equipped kitchen. Patients admitted to the unit receive the full spectrum of palliative care: pain and symptom management; assessment of physical, psychological, emotional and spirtual needs; assistance with establishing patient-driven goals for care, followed by coordination of care to ensure that needs are fully met. Massey’s thoughtfully balanced inpatient facility is designed to help patients enjoy quality of life. The Unit can accommodate any person who needs help with symptom management related to any serious illness.


The LPN job commences to integrate technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. This role assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This role also provides direction, education, and begins to assume leadership responsibilities at the unit level.

The LPN job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This role safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions."

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Licensure, certification or registration varies depending on the incumbent`s employment background and transitional assignment;
LPN licensure in Virginia or eligible

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current LPN Licensure in Virginia AHA BLS Certification or equivalent

Experience REQUIRED:
Varies based on transitional duty assignment.

Experience PREFERRED:
Experience as a LPN in either an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice

Education/training REQUIRED:
Graduate from a Board of Nursing approved School of Practical Nursing

Education/training PREFERRED: N/A

Independent action(s) required:
Follows documented physician/licensed independent provider orders, standards, and practice guidelines such as treatments and organizes work to carry out assignment.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A

Additional position requirements:
Licensed Practical Nurses work all three shifts, weekends and holidays.
Individual shift rotation and schedules will be established with your specific Nurse Manager/Practice Manager.
Schedules, including requirements of shift rotations and hours of work may be adjusted as necessary to meet unit requirements and/or as needed.

Age Specific groups served:
As appropriate based on transitional duty assignment.

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 50-100 lbs.
Other: Exposure to potentially hazardous and infectious substances
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive)
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Steady pace, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent, change

EEO Employer/Disabled/Protected Veteran/41 CFR 60-1.4.