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Nurse Practitioner - Hospice

Company: Sutter Care at Home
Location: Alameda
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:


The Hospice nurse practitioner functions independently as an advanced nursing professional, assessing the patient to identify Hospice care needs, creates and modifies a plan of care, makes appropriate referrals, provides patient and family education, monitors patient status, and evaluates the effectiveness of the established plan of care. The Hospice nurse practitioner serves as a resource for medical and nursing staff and works collaboratively to develop and implement Hospice programs in a variety of settings. With the patient/family, and other members of the interdisciplinary care team, the Hospice nurse practitioner provides evidence-based physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual/existential care to individuals and families experiencing life-limiting progressive illness. The goal of Hospice nursing is to promote the patient's quality of life through the relief of suffering along the illness trajectory, through the death of the patient, and into the bereavement period of the family.


Education• Other Graduate from an approved nursing program with current licensure in the State of California as a Nurse Practitioner Required• Master's PreferredLicensures and Certifications• Basic Life Support Certification - BLS Required• Nurse Practioner - NP Thus conforms to and has met the requirements of the California BRN Title 16 Section 1482. Required• Automobile Insurance - INSURANCE Required• Driver License, Valid and in State - DL NUMBER Required• Nurse Practitioner Furnishing - NPF Required• Advanced Cardiac Life Support - ACLS Required• Other Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) License/Registration Certificate Required

Experience• Five (5) years of experience as adult Nurse Practitioner Required Minimum of one (1) year of experience or education in palliative care management and or Hospice care Required Skills and Knowledge• 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• 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.

Primary Location: California-East Bay-Alameda
Organization: Sutter Care at Home
Employee Status: Regular
Posting Type: All Applications Accepted
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Exempt
Union: No
Job shift: Day
Shift Hours- 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: Other
Shift Start Time: 8\:00
Shift End Time: 5\:00
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Keywords: Sutter Care at Home, Alameda , Nurse Practitioner - Hospice, Other , Alameda, California

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