Posted on: January 16, 2022
The 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
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
Consult with referring physician, interdisciplinary care team and
other involved providers to contribute to the patient's plan of
Prepare and maintain accurate patient records, charts and documents
to support the hospice practice and reimbursement for services
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
Current license to practice nursing in the state where the hospice
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.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
#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.
- Competitive compensation
- Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
- Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending
- Life insurance
- 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company
- Cancer and/or critical illness benefit
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Paid Time Off
- Employee Assistance Program
- Legal Insurance
- Roadside Assistance
- Affinity Program
We offer a variety of full-time, part-time and per-diem employment
opportunities. You can choose to work day or night shifts, weekdays
Choose a Career with VITAS
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