Hospice Nurse Practitioner PRN

Aveanna Healthcare Hendersonville , TN 37075

Posted 3 weeks ago

Requisition #:140983

Location:Hendersonville, TN 37075

Category:Nursing

Position Overview:

The Hospice Nurse Practitioner is responsible for performing face to face encounters with each hospice patient prior to the start of the 3rd benefit period and all subsequent re-certifications for the purpose of determining continuing eligibility for hospice care.

Productivity Expectation: 10-15 visits per month

Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs the face to face encounter within 30 calendar days prior to start of the 3rd benefit period and all subsequent re-cert periods as scheduled by the appropriate member of the administrative staff.

  • Gathers and documents clinical findings to determine continued hospice eligibility.

  • Shares the clinical findings with the hospice medical director.

  • Attests in writing that he/she performed the face to face encounter and that these findings were provided to the certifying physician.

  • Communicates with Clinical Director and RN Case Manager prior to visits as to pertinent details of patient's disease process and outcome of the actual face to face visit.

  • May make patient consults and visits as appropriate and as requested.

  • May attend interdisciplinary team meetings as appropriate.

  • Provides inservice education as requested

  • Maintains sound privacy and security practices and prevents privacy or security breaches. If breach occurs, takes corrective action.

Why Join Our Team?

  • Innovative technology to make your life easier

  • Our care team work together to meet the needs of each patient

  • Nationwide career opportunities where our leaders encourage advancements

  • Our care teams enjoy the flexibility of getting to build rapport with patients to produce the best outcomes

  • We know that our care teams make or break the organization's success!

Requirements:

  • Able to tolerate being physically active the entire working day.

  • Able to transfer, lift and guard patients safely with appropriate level of assistance and without any likelihood of injury to the patient or self.

  • Able to bend, stoop, squat and lift numerous times daily.

  • Able to carry out fine motor and manual dexterity skills required to perform treatments/care for the assigned caseload.

  • Mental acuity and judgment skills to adequately and safely perform job requirements and assure patient safety.

  • Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual needs and clinical indications of the assigned caseload.

  • No medical problems that could endanger self or others if such should occur while providing patient care.

  • Must be able to speak, write, read and understand English

  • Must be able to travel

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

  • Prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting

  • Must be able to sit and climb stairs

  • Must have visual and hearing acuity

  • Must have strong sense of smell and touch

  • Must be able to sufficiently reposition patients and move equipment without assistance

  • Must be able to appropriately respond physically and mentally to emergency situations in the home or during transport.

  • Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions

  • Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseases.

  • Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions

  • Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseases.

Preferred:

  • Current License as Nurse Practitioner in the State of Alabama.

  • Minimum of one (1) year medical/surgical experience. Hospice/Home Health experience preferred.

  • Acceptance and support of the hospice concept of care.

  • Demonstrated ability to assess and respond to the needs of patients and families in a variety of settings.

  • Well organized with excellent time management skills, excellent assessment and problem solving skills; excellent communication skills.

  • An understanding of Medicare regulations, and Joint Commission standards governing the delivery of hospice services.

  • Current, valid Alabama Driver's License.

  • Proof of automobile insurance coverage.

As an employer accepting Medicare and Medicaid funds, employees must comply with all health-related requirements in all relevant jurisdictions, including required vaccinations and testing, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons as appropriate.

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