Hospice Nurse Practitioner (Alameda)

Sutter Health Alameda , CA 94502

Posted 2 months ago

On any given day, Sutter Care at Home touches the lives of thousands of individuals by bringing health care directly to patients where they live at home.

From local, community based offices throughout Northern California, the dedicated staff at Sutter Care at Home cares for more than 50,000 patients each year and serves an average daily census of over 18,000 patients.

We provide the most comprehensive range of home care services including skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapy, home infusion therapy, hospice and palliative care, medical social work, home medical equipment and respiratory therapy, home attendant and care management, and community flu and wellness programs.

Through competitive wages and benefits, flexible schedules, innovative care models, new technologies, and tuition reimbursement - Sutter Care at Home strives to be your "employer of choice."

Sutter Care at Home is the home health care and hospice affiliate of Sutter Health, one of the nation's largest not for profit health care systems.

Under the supervision of the Hospice Medical Director, the Hospice Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing medical management for hospice patients within their scope of practice and protocols. This will include hospice patient visits at the patient's place of residence (home or facility) for the purpose of evaluation and symptom management, admission and hospice related visits.

Education

Graduate from an NLN approved nursing program with current licensure in the State of California as a Nurse Practitioner. MS preferred.

Current BCLS CPR certification required. Participation in a specialized training program for Hospice or other coursework in death and dying/hospice care preferred.

Experience

Recent hospice experience with a minimum of three years experience in home health or hospice preferred.

CHAPNP preferred.

Knowledge

Possess critical thinking skills, in-depth knowledge of clinical disease entities common to hospice and palliative care including the pathophysiology, disease progression, pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities for palliative care, in-depth knowledge of the hospice philosophy, the Medicare hospice benefit, Conditions of Participation, and Local Coverage Determinations under the Medicare Fiscal Intermediary and CHAP

Skills

Valid California driver's license and access to a reliable automobile with proof of liability insurance. Demonstrated clinical assessment skills.

Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. Must have the ability to function independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team; ability to exercise independently sound clinical judgment in planning and providing patient care; ability to recognize the special needs of hospice patients and others including family, friends, caregivers in the home. Ability to communicate with patients, family, friends, and caregivers, in an effective, mature, caring manner.

Ability to maintain effective and harmonious working relations with internal and external customers. Must be proficient in utilizing technology such as cellular phones, Smartphone or PDAs, laptop computers and have strong computer skills.



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Hospice Nurse Practitioner (Alameda)

Sutter Health