Performs a variety of functions and technical procedures necessary for the care of patients across the continuum. Utilizes the processes of assessment, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and outcome evaluation. Works within the scope of practice of a nurse practitioner.
General core privileges:
Obtains, documents and updates medical history. Identifies health risks and needs. Performs physical examinations and conducts preventive screening procedures based on age and history. Formulates a differential diagnosis and plan of care based on history, physical examination, and clinical findings.
Identifies needs of the individual, family, or community.
Orders and interprets diagnostic tests. Identifies, prescribes, and administers pharmacological therapies.
Determines effectiveness of the plan of care through documentation of patient care outcomes. Reassesses and modifies plan of care as necessary to achieve medical and health goals.
Participates in research process, administers investigational therapy, and applies evidence based practices.
Makes referrals to other health professionals and community agencies. Admits/discharges to appropriate service.
Discusses advanced directives/end of life issues. Signs death certificates, as necessary.
Participates in team meetings and conferences to enhance an interdisciplinary approach to primary health care delivery.
Serves on departmental and multidisciplinary committees, which influence or determine policies affecting nursing practice.
Participates in and develops projects and unit-based quality improvement programs, as well as standards of care and practice.
Participates in approved medical and nursing research studies.
Maintains current level of knowledge relative to professional practice.
Maintains all required professional documentation, such as license, certifications, infection control, ACLS/BLS, DEA as well as system requirements.
Acts as resource to staff and implements educational programs.
ADA Essential Functions
Current, registered and active New York State Nurse Practitioner license in one of the following specialty areas that permits the NP to diagnose, treat and prescribe: Family (pediatric through adult), Adult or Geriatric
Active DEA Number
Certification as a nurse practitioner by one of the following national certifying organizations:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
American Holistic Nurses Certification
American Nurses Credentialing Center
National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses
National Certification Corporation
Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
Minimum of five (5) years experience in nursing preferably in hospice
Possess comprehensive knowledge of medications, treatments and therapies for pain and symptom control, as well as commitment to the hospice philosophy of care
Completed pharmacology component of not less than three (3) semester hours or the equivalent and received instruction in New York State and federal laws relating to prescription and record keeping (3 hour course)
Good communication skills including listening skills
Ability to work in a nonjudgmental way with patients and families of many cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds and various lifestyles.
Current and valid driver's license.