The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) works as a member of the interdisciplinary Home-Based Symptom Management Service to provide specialty level consultation and management of palliative care needs for appropriate patients in the home & other community settings. The roles of the APN include, but are not limited to: identification & assessment of palliative care needs; expert symptom management of pain & other distressing symptoms; discussion of disease trajectory, prognosis, & goals of care with patients & families; ordering of diagnostic and laboratory tests if needed; prescription of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for the management of symptoms; and facilitation of family meetings for medical decision making and advance care planning.
- Provide comprehensive consultation as part of an interdisciplinary, Home Based Symptom Management Service through the provision of in-person visits in the home setting, office setting, & via telemedicine encounters.
- Provide medical evaluation and treatment of distressing symptoms such as pain, dyspnea, anxiety, nausea/vomiting, and delirium to patients on the care service.
- Facilitate establishment & clarification of patient and family goals of care.
- Consult with the patient's attending physician(s) and the Interdisciplinary Team to establish a written plan of care.
- Facilitate access to appropriate supportive care services provided by other members of the Interdisciplinary Team.
- Educate staff and coworkers on the principles and benefits of palliative care and hospice services.
- Complete full and appropriate documentation of patient care services to support professional billing for these services.
- Participate in on-call coverage with the Service's medical providers. .
- Accept coverage job assignments at other CHS sites as directed by the Administrative Director of the Service.
- Participate in weekly interdisciplinary team meetings to review active cases.
- Assist in the development and modification of the Service's standards of care.
- Adhere to the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff, and the organization.
- Graduate of an approved program for the training of Nurse Practitioners
- 2+ years' experience as a Nurse Practitioner, or relevant experience in Palliative Care or Hospice
- Current unrestricted RN license
- AANP or ANCC certification
- BLS and DEA registration
- Board certification in Hospice/Palliative Care required or must be obtained within one year of accepting the position
- Valid driver's license, automobile and insurance to travel to/from patient care assignments
Good Shepherd Hospice, a member of Catholic Health, promotes the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being both of the person completing life's journey and their family members, providing comprehensive and compassionate end-of-life care of the highest quality. Good Shepherd helps patients and their families live each day fully, focusing on quality of life, control of symptoms and the things that matter to them the most.
At Catholic Health your well-being comes first, with comprehensive compensation and benefits; our offerings go beyond the basics. In addition to multiple medical plans, life insurance, generous paid time off and flexible spending accounts, we also offer substantial tuition reimbursement, an employer funded pension plan and several savings plan options for your future.
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GOOD SHEPHERD HOSPICE
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