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Nurse Practitioner

Job Description

The Nurse Practitioner provides clinical practice oversight and management in accordance with state specific nurse practice law for patients in the hospice and palliative care setting. Working under a collaborative practice agreement with the hospice Medical Director and team physicians the Nurse Practitioner collaborates with the attending physician, specialists and non-physician providers as applicable for the purpose of coordination of care to effectively meet the medical, psychological and spiritual needs of the patient.
Company Overview: 
At Ascend Hospice we believe that Hospice is for the life we live, and that life should be lived – from its beginning to its end – fully and with great dignity. We follow an individualized holistic approach to Hospice incorporating the Mind, Body, & Soul; done through four different levels of care including Routine, Respite, Inpatient, & Continuous Care.

Job Responsibilities:
The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for:

  1. Maintains knowledge of and compliance with current Medicare/Medicaid, state/federal rules and regulations for hospice services
  2. Ensures compliance with the Medicare conditions of participation and other state regulations govern the provision of healthcare
  3. Complies with all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements in accordance with federal, state and organizational policies
  4. Participates in organizational monitoring of the quality of medical services and quality improvement initiatives
  5. Assumes responsibility for personal growth. Develops, maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance at seminars, conferences and participation in continuing education and in-service classes
  6. Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted assignments Demonstrate knowledge in communication and counseling patient/family in dealing with end-of-life issues
  7. Serves as a nursing resource for consultation and educations to members of the interdisciplinary team and other healthcare practitioners in the community
  8. Establishes, builds and nurtures relationships with staff and community referral sources to facilitate Hospice growth.

Job Requirements

  • Master's of Science in Nursing- MSN
  • Current NP license for the state of PA
  • Minimum of 1 year experience within hospice/home health
  • Valid Driver’s License & reliable transportation

Ascend Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Snapshot

Post Date 10/4/2014
Location Bethlehem, PA
Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Job Type Nurse
Education Graduate Degree
Experience At least 5 year(s)
Manages Others No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel None
Job ID 279
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