Nurse Practitioner- Hospice (39136)
Company: Regency Integrated Health Services
Posted on: September 22, 2022
Primary functions are to assist in overseeing the clinical care and
treatment of patients and families; to consult with the patients'
physician, in consultation with the hospice physician; provide
clinical direction to the Interdisciplinary Team to assure quality
Collaborates with the IDT in assuring appropriate evaluation and
palliative treatment of terminal disease.
Consults with and assists in the IDT's 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
Consults with and provides education to other IDT members on a pm
basis for clinical issues relating to palliation.
Actively participates in the IDT. Communicates effectively, timely,
and appropriately always.
Informs physicians and other personnel of changes in the patient's
needs and outcomes of intervention, while evaluating
patient/family response to care.
Completes face-to-face encounters with patients, as assigned, prior
to 3'' 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
Keeps up with and maintains education/knowledge in pharmacology and
Provides on-call services to patients/families as assigned.
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 Driver's License
Two years experience as an APN, clinical care setting preferred;
hospice or home health preferred.
Nursing skills as defined as generally accepted standards of
practice. Comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology, palliative care,
and end-of-life. Good interpersonal skills. Proof of Hepatitis
Reliable transportation. Valid and current auto liability
Environmental and Working Conditions:
Works in patients' homes in various conditions; possible exposure
to blood and bodily fluids and infectious diseases; ability to work
flexible schedule; ability to travel locally; some exposure to
unpleasant weather; PRN emergency call.
Physical and Mental Effort:
Prolonged standing and walking required, with ability to lift up to
50 lbs and move patients. Requires working under some stressful
conditions to meet deadlines and patient needs, and to make quick
decisions and resource acquisition; meet patient/family
individualized psycho social needs. Requires hand-eye coordination
and manual dexterity.
Regency Integrated Health Services is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Regency does not discriminate on the basis of race,
religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age,
disability status, national origin, veteran status or any other
basis covered by appropriate law. All employment decisions are
based on legitimate, non-discriminatory criteria
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