The Nurse Practitioner serves as a member of the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team and has responsibility for the medical component of the Hospice Patient Care Program. Collaborates with Medical Director and Attending Physician to provide skillful certifications and recertification assessments, including physical examinations, medical history & physical, diagnosis and treatment prescribing medications as needed, under the supervision of the Medical Director.
- Under the supervision of the Medical Director, provides direction and guidance to the hospice program, liaison with MD, Attending Physician, other NP's, staff and volunteers to assure the maintenance of quality care for patients and families.
- The Nurse Practitioner also serves as a liaison and contact between the hospice program, community physicians, Nurse Practitioners and others engaged in health care services in order to develop and expand the number of patients served by Hospice.
- The Nurse Practitioner provides direct medical care as needed to patients in their homes, nursing homes and in the hospital.
- Graduate of a Master's Degree Nursing Program with current ARNP license for assigned state.
- Nursing experience required, with experience in Hospice or Home Care preferred.
- Training, experience, interest, and knowledge regarding the psychosocial, and medical aspects of terminally ill patients is required; CHPN certification preferred
- Self directed; excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to act as a liaison with team and physicians.
- Up-to-date Notice and Formulary form.
- Current driver's license for the state of residency.