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Nurse Practitioner

Company: VITAS
Location: Newark
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description The nurse practitioner is a member of the core interdisciplinary group whose primary function is to - -provide consultation in palliative care, symptom management and supportive care to meet the needs of the seriously ill patient and family, as requested by the referring physician. -The nurse practitioner will work with the interdisciplinary group who implement the plan of care. -

  • Facilitate clarification of patient and family goals of care.
  • Facilitate 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 palliative care and the services provided by VITAS Palliative Care.
  • Attend, participate, and lead (when applicable) internal VITAS Palliative Care's team meetings.
  • Consult with the referring physician, the acute 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 medical practice and reimbursement for services provided.
  • Prescribe medications including controlled substances to the extent delegated and licensed and after collaboration with palliative care and referring physician.
  • Order diagnostics / treatments as needed after collaboration with palliative care and referring physicians.
  • Interpret, evaluate and communicate diagnostic findings to the appropriate parties.
  • Collaborate with and supervise palliative care team members, when applicable.
  • Assist in development of clinical practice guidelines / standards in support of quality palliative care as requested by supervisor.
  • Utilize a customer service approach in all interactions with VITAS customers.
  • Adhere to the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff and the organization.
  • Participate in on-call rotation as needed.
  • Other duties as requested by supervisor. Experience:
    • Minimum five years nursing experience; clinical nursing care in oncology, hospice, geriatrics, intensive care preferred.
    • Knowledge of the interdisciplinary team concept.
    • Experience in patient education, care planning and management of pain and other symptoms for patients with advanced, serious illness is desired.
    • Ability to communicate tactfully, verbally and in writing with department heads, managers, coworkers and vendors to resolve problems and negotiate resolutions.
    • Working knowledge of computers, internet access, and the ability to navigate within an automated system as well as a variety of software packages such as Outlook, Excel and Word. - Education: -
      • Masters of Nursing from an accredited university. Certification & Licensure:
        • Licensed to practice in state; certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist or Practitioner.
        • Certification by a national body (ANCC, AANP). -ACHPN certification from the Hospice Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC) preferred.
        • DEA license.
        • Reliable transportation, current state driver's license and automobile insurance. Physical Requirements: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
          • EOE/AA M/F/D/V About Us

Keywords: VITAS, Newark , Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Newark, California

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