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Nurse Practitioner- Hospice

We are seeking an experienced Nurse Practitioner who would be interested in providing direct patient care as part of our multidisciplinary team within a Medicare Certified Hospice Program.

Job Details and Essential Functions
o Collaborates with Hospice Medical Director/Supervising Physician to prescribe or recommend drugs or other forms of treatment and to identify appropriate differential diagnoses
o Monitors and maintains progress of patients and reports progress to Medical Director/Supervising Physician
o Records physical findings, and formulates plan and prognosis, based on patient's condition
o Discusses case with physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan
o Provides on-call services and face to face patient visits
o Has the ability to work collaboratively with hospice employees and volunteers as part of an IDT
o Performs ongoing assessment based on advanced nursing practice principles and specialty knowledge of patient population within scope of NP practice
o Collaborates with members of health care team in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating comprehensive healthcare for patients and families
o Documents care/services per guidelines and HOF compliance/billing practices
o Educates staff on new or advanced application of skills
o Precepts students and/or new staff
o Provides community education e.g., local colleges, physician offices
o Develops and maintains department specific competency program
o Assists with the evaluation of educational activities to determine their impact on the quality of care
Knowledge and Skills
Required
o Posses critical thinking skills, in-depth knowledge of clinical disease entities common to hospice and palliative care including pathophysiology, disease progression, pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities for palliative care, in-depth knowledge of the hospice philosophy, the Medicare hospice benefit
o Complete necessary documentation including history, physical assessment in electronic chart
o Promotes optimal health outcomes and development of goals incorporates interdisciplinary input
o Advanced nursing principles and practices applied per standardized procedures including furnishing medications as clinically indicated.
o Public speaking, developing relationships with identified partners, groups, businesses with whom Hospice of the Foothills may have or need to establish affiliation
Desired
o Participates in community health event(s)
o Participates in activities that promote the nursing profession, specialty area and advanced practice nursing
Education & Experience
Required
o A minimum of (2) years experience in hospice, home health or community health in the past five (5) years.
Desired
o Graduate of Accredited School offering an Advanced Degree in Nurse Practice (ARNP)
o Masters In Science Nursing or other related field
License / Certifications
Required
o California license in good standing both as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner
o Current BLS (Basic Life Support)
o Have national prescriptive drug privileges with a DEA number
o Possess and maintain valid California driver's license, a reliable automobile and evidence of appropriate liability insurance
Desired
o ANCC certification (ACNP; ARNP, FNP or GNP)

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