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Hospice Nurse Practitioner - Fulton County

Hospice Nurse Practitioner - Fulton County

Job ID 
2017-3749
Company 
Grane Hospice Care - Altoona
Location 
US-PA-Hollidaysburg
Posted Date 
10/17/2017
Category 
Nursing
Type 
Casual/PRN
Education Level 
Master's Degree
Experience Needed 
1-3 years
Salary Info 
Based on Experience

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Overview

Hospice company seeks knowledgeable, compassionate NURSE PRACTITIONER

 

Casual/PRN - Fulton County

 

Integrated care leader Grane Hospice Care, Inc. is expanding its core interdisciplinary teams, and seeks a Nurse Practitioner to join its ranks. This is an essential role within the clinical department, performing a variety of medical services and working as a core member of the interdisciplinary team to maximize patient care, comfort and overall satisfaction. This senior-level role reports to the center’s Hospice Director.

 

Grane Hospice provides a higher level of hospice care through a low patient to nurse ratio, allowing for more care time whenever needed. Our mission is to provide premium comfort care to patients, families, and caregivers through an interdisciplinary team approach that understands, respects, and meets individual needs. As an organization, we strive to provide our patients, families, and caregivers with the highest level of satisfaction through our strong clinical outcomes and innovative approach by maintaining our core values of devotion, honesty, dignity, and respect.

Responsibilities

The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for a host of clinical and supportive tasks throughout Grane Hospice, including:

  • Performing clinical care include bedside evaluations, histories, physical examinations, radiological/laboratory interpretations, inpatient care follow up and general case management
  • Performing a variety of therapeutic measures, as needed
  • Working with physicians and other care providing to optimize patient care, and provides written reports to primary medical staff, as requested
  • Observing and reporting significant changes in patients’ conditions, then consulting with clinical staff, as needed
  • Aiding in the coordination of admissions and discharges, on select patients
  • Prescribing medication to the extent permitted by the Nurse Practitioner’s license
  • Ordering durable medical equipment for patients, as needed
  • Developing clinical documentation protocols and preparing/maintaining accurate patient records, charts and documents to support sound hospice practice and reimbursement for service providers

Qualifications

Because of the nature of hospice/home health care work, extreme compassion, empathy, flexibility and patience must be exhibited at all times. Applicants should have an appropriate master’s degree, plus be actively licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in Pennsylvania. All candidates must have at least one year of practical experience with a strong working knowledge of hospice philosophy, medications and sterile techniques. Some travel is required for this position, so a valid driver’s license and reliable mode of transportation is also essential.

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