Hospice Nurse Practitioner – PRN

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`The Hospice Nurse Practitioner’s primary functions are to assist in overseeing the clinical care and treatment of patients and families; to consult with the patientsxe2x80x99 attending physician, in consultation with the hospice physician; provide clinical direction to the Interdisciplinary Group to ensure quality care. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Collaborates with the IDG in assuring appropriate evaluation and palliative treatment of terminal disease. Consults with and assists in the IDGxe2x80x99s development of patient/family plan of care to assure quality care is provided. Consults with and educates the patient/family regarding disease process, self-care techniques, end-of-life care. Provides training to other staff as needed. Performs and documents visits to patient/family based on plan of care and patient/family need. Interacts with attending and consulting physicians as necessary regarding palliative care, in collaboration with hospice physician. Consults with and provides education to other IDG members on a prn basis for clinical issues relating to palliation. Actively participates in the IDG. Communicates effectively, timely, and appropriately at all times. Informs physicians and other personnel of changes in the patientxe2x80x99s needs and outcomes of intervention, while evaluating patient/family response to care. Completes face-to-face encounters with patients, as assigned, prior to 3rd benefit period and each period afterwards. Provides clinical assessment results to hospice physician after making face-to-face encounters with patients, as assigned. Uses standard precautions at all times, and per agency policy. Adheres to agency policies regarding protected health information. Keeps up with and maintains education/knowledge in pharmacology and palliative medicine. Provides on-call services to patients/families as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited Diploma, Associate or Baccalaureate School of Nursing. Current State license as a Registered Nurse and as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Current Driverxe2x80x99s License. Two years experience as an APN, clinical care setting preferred; hospice or home health preferred. Skills: Nursing skills as defined as generally accepted standards of practice. Comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology, palliative care, and end-of-life. Good interpersonal skills. Reliable transportation and valid auto liability insurance. Astella Home Health and Hospice provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors. Job Type: Full-time Pay: $70.00 – $75.00 per hour Benefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Flexible schedule Health insurance Paid time off Vision insurance Medical specialties: Geriatrics Internal Medicine Primary Care Standard shift: Day shift Supplemental schedule: On call Weekly schedule: Monday to Friday Work setting: Clinic Outpatient Application Question(s): Can you provide proof of a TB test from the last 12 months or are you willing to undergo TB testing? Experience: Hospice: 1 year (Preferred) License/Certification: APRN-NP (Required) Willingness to travel: 75% (Preferred) Work Location: On the road

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