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Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Company: VITAS
Location: Naples
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Nurse Practitioner provide consultation in hospice or palliative care, symptom management and supportive care to meet patient needs in collaboration with referring physician, attending physician, hospice physician and the interdisciplinary care planning team.

  • Facilitate clarification of patient and family goals of care and access to appropriate support models of care (i.e., hospice, rehabilitation, on-going aggressive treatment).
  • Assist with diagnosis, treatment and management of acute and chronic health conditions.
  • Educate facility staff, co-workers and the community on all aspects of hospice care and the services provided by VITAS.
  • Attend and participate in internal VITAS interdisciplinary care plan meetings.
  • Consult with referring physician, interdisciplinary care team and other involved providers to contribute to the patient's plan of care.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate patient records, charts and documents to support the hospice practice and reimbursement for services provided.
  • After collaboration with hospice and referring physicians, order diagnostics/treatments as needed and prescribe medications including controlled substances, to the extent delegated and licensed. Interpret, evaluate and communicate diagnostic findings to the appropriate parties.
  • Assist in development of clinical practice guidelines and standards in support of quality hospice care as requested by supervisor. EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
    • Master's degree, post-master's certificate or a doctoral degree in nursing from a university accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
    • Current license to practice nursing in the state where the hospice program operates
    • Current National Board Certification from ANCC or AANP as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
      • Experience in hospice or palliative care, clinical oncology, geriatrics, intensive care or community and family health preferred.
      • Palliative care certification (NBCHPN) or hospice certification (ACHPN -) preferred.
      • Full participation in and completion of initial credentialing must be accomplished; additionally, subsequent re-credentialing will be accomplished every two years.
      • Knowledge of the interdisciplinary team concept.
        • EOE/AA M/F/D/V
          #LI-MS1 About Us VITAS - Healthcare is the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care, and has the resources and expertise to support your personal and professional growth. -As a member of the VITAS team, you'll find fulfillment working for a people-focused organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others. You will be more than just an employee: You will be counted on as an expert in your field, and as a valued team member whose efforts are respected and vital to our hospice mission.
          All VITAS employees commit to fulfilling their duties and responsibilities with the highest regard for professionalism, collaboration and teamwork, and an eye focused constantly on growth and improvement. We serve with commitment and compassion, and position ourselves for the future by embracing, innovating, and leading change. If you are that person, make your voice heard-find your purpose at VITAS today. Benefits Include: - Competitive compensation -- Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance- Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts- Life insurance- 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match- Cancer and/or critical illness benefit- Tuition Reimbursement- Paid Time Off- Employee Assistance Program- Legal Insurance- Roadside Assistance- Affinity Program Many of our positions offer the opportunity to work -day or night shifts, weekdays or weekends. Choose a Career with VITAS

Keywords: VITAS, Cape Coral , Nurse Practitioner (NP), Healthcare , Naples, Florida

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