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Nurse Practitioner

Location Affinis Hospice Tifton, Georgia Date posted 08/22/2019
: SUMMARY: Works autonomously; but in collaboration with physicians to deliver medical care to hospice patients. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following. Other duties may be assigned. * Provides advanced practice nursing services by managing acute and chronic conditions. * Develops treatment plans for patients at home and possible other resident settings. * Performs on-site services for assessment in residential settings as needed. * Maintains regular communication with the Patient Care Manager to review caseload. * Maintains regular communication with the attending physician concerning patient/family caseload. * Obtains data on physical, psychological, social and spiritual factors that may influence patient/family health status and incorporates that data into the plan of care. * Works closely with health care agencies to coordinate medical care. * Provides Hospice nursing care based on systematic assessment focusing on pain control and symptom management. * Teaches, supervises and counsels patients/families regarding physical care and other problems related to the patients terminal condition. * Provides guidance to patients/families to assist them in preparing for and coping with anticipated physical and psychological events throughout the dying process. * Accurately documents observations, interventions and evaluations pertaining to patient care management and services provided in accordance with Hospice policy and procedures on the day services are rendered. Submits documentation in a timely manner * Participates in IDG conference and facilitates discussion of issues from caseload for full staff discussion, consultation and evaluation. * Informs the Director of Hospice of unusual or potentially problematic patient/family issues. * Assumes role of associate nurse when responding to patients/families of other primary nurses during on-call time, or when requested by the Director of Hospice to fill patient/family needs during the absence of another Primary Care Nurse. * Participates in Hospices orientation and in-service training programs for staff. * Participates in Hospice and community programs as requested to promote professional growth and understanding of Hospice care. * Demonstrates familiarity with policies of the Hospice and rules and regulations of the State and Federal bodies which govern the provision of hospice care. * Supports and implements Hospice policies regarding patient/family care. * Complies with the Corporate Compliance program. * Complies with the organizations Privacy and Security procedures. * Other duties as assigned by supervisor. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: * Demonstrated ability to assess and respond to the needs of patients and families in varied settings and to cope with emotional stress. * Must be able to function in a practice environment with minimal direct supervision, accepting personal responsibility for maintaining a professional relationship with patients and their families. * Must accept responsibility for maintaining clinical practice skills, learning and adhering to Hospices policies and procedures on an on-going basis * Extensive knowledge of healthcare and long-term care organizations and their structure. * Ability to effectively communicate and present information in a clear and concise manner, both orally and in writing. * Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, department heads, administrators, member organization presidents and their leadership teams, and the general public. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: * Graduate of Masters or Doctoral Nurse Practitioner Program that meets the standards of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. * Previous experience and education in palliative care preferred. * Ability to meet Hospices conditions of employment regarding health clearance, and provisions of professional references. * CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: * Must have a current and unencumbered license as a Nurse Practitioner specific to the state the employee is assigned to work by the Hospice. EEO / M/ F/ D/ V/ Drug-Free Workplace:

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