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NURSE PRACTITIONER-HOSPICE PRN

LHC Group Gainesville Full-Time
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Overview

The Hospice Nurse Practitioner provides consultation in palliative care, symptom management and supportive care to meet the needs of the Hospice patient as requested by the referring physician. Facilitates clarification of patient and family goals of care. Assists with diagnosis, treatment and management of acute and chronic health conditions. Consults with the Hospice Medical Director as needed, informs primary physician of recommended services and collaborates with other physicians as needed. Educates facility staff, co-workers and the community on all aspects of Hospice and Palliative care and the services provided. Consults with the referring physician, the Hospice team and other involved providers to contribute to the patients plan of care. Prepares and maintains accurate patient records, charts and documents to support the medical practice and reimbursement for services provided. Prescribes medications including controlled substances to the extent delegated and licensed and after collaboration with Hospice care and referring physician. Orders diagnostics / treatments as needed after collaboration with Hospice care and referring physicians. Assists in development of clinical practice guidelines / standards in support of quality palliative care as requested by supervisor. LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people. 

Additional Details

  • Makes face-to-face encounter visits within prescribed time limits to qualifying Hospice patients and reports clinical findings to the Hospice Medical Director
  • Consults with the Hospice Medical Director as needed, informs primary physician of recommended services and collaborates with other physicians as needed.
  • Initiates and coordinates the plan of care. Documents problems, appropriate goals, interventions and patient/family response to hospice care. Collaborates with the patient/family, attending physician and other members of the IDG in providing patient and family care.
  • Instructs and supervises the patient/family in self-care techniques when appropriate.
  • Maintains accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding the patient's condition. Reports patient condition and any identified needs/issues to Administrator and Hospice Medical Director.
  • Can supervise and evaluate the home health aides/homemaker's ability to perform assigned duties.
  • Orders diagnostics/treatments as needed after collaboration with Hospice care and referring physicians.
  • Participates in LHC Connect and completes all required assigned educational modules on-line.
  • Educates facility staff, co-workers and the community on all aspects of Hospice & Palliative care and the services provided.
  • Participates in Interdisciplinary Group Meeting (IDG) regarding patient care.
  • Participates in the QAPI plan and process.
  • Assists in development of clinical practice guidelines/standards in support of quality palliative and hospice care as requested by supervisor.
  • Prescribes medications including controlled substances to the extent delegated and licensed and after collaboration with Hospice care team and referring physician.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate patient records, charts and documents to support the medical practice and reimbursement for services provided.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Experience Requirements
  • Minimum of five years nursing experience; clinical nursing care in oncology, hospice, geriatrics, intensive care preferred
License Requirements
  • Current certification as a clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner in the state of practice.
  • Current certification by a national body such as ANCC, NBCHPN, or AANP.
  • Current driver's license and vehicle insurance, access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.
  • Current CPR certification required.
License Desired
  • Palliative Care ARNP preferred.
Skill Requirements
  • Knowledgeable regarding the interdisciplinary team concept
 

Skills required

Nursing
Nursing Care
Disease Management
Intensive Care Unit
Licensed Practical Nurse
Critical Care
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At LHC Group we appreciate the value of trained professionals who work within the local community and know their patients. That’s why we work with the nurses, therapists and aides who have provided quality care through local hospitals and health care agencies for years. By combining a dynamic, clinically driven operational model, an efficient management team, a high quality hometown medical staff, we are able to offer a comprehensive health care package which puts the patient’s needs first.

We have spent years perfecting what we see as the only way to do business in the industry. As a result, patients, their physicians, and family members alike benefit from the simplicity that our expertise brings to the table. Aside from keeping the needs of the patient first, we also keep both the physician and family involved and informed every step of the way. We consider these channels of communication an essential part of who we are.

Our nurses, aides and therapists can deliver non-emergency medical care to homebound patients of all ages who choose to receive quality health care in the comfort of their own homes.

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