Palliative Care APRN Practitioner - Little Rock - FT
Company: Arkansas Hospice, Inc.
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: January 15, 2022
The Palliative Care Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Practitioner
with prescriptive authority, will work in conjunction with the
Palliative Care Team to provide services to patients in the
hospital and community based setting. The nurse practitioner will
facilitate goals of care discussions and transitions to hospice
along with making recommendations for symptom management.
Education: Master's Degree in Nursing
Licensure: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licensed in Arkansas,
Registered Nurse licensed in Arkansas, prescriptive authority,
including DEA certificate, required.
Experience: Minimum of two years of RN or APRN palliative care
experience preferred. Minimum of two years administrative
Additional Requirements: Valid Arkansas driver's license, personal
automobile insurance, personal cell phone, current TB skin test,
ability to travel extensively and work flexible hours.
1. Utilizes approved clinical guidelines and evidence based
protocols when providing care in the hospital and community based
2. Performs comprehensive and focused evaluation of patients.
3. Provides services related to health maintenance and promotion,
palliative care and end of life care.
4. Recommends laboratory and radiology tests as appropriate, in
collaboration with the palliative care physician.
5. Collaborates with home health nurse, hospital nurse, attending
and palliative care physicians and others as needed to discuss
identified patient needs and to order medication adjustments,
treatments, and other care.
6. Performs other therapeutic or corrective measures as indicated,
including urgent care as necessary.
7. Consults with Chief Medical Officer or designee as needed,
informs primary physician of services provided and collaborates
with other physicians as needed; provides written reports to
primary physician upon request.
8. Prepares and maintains accurate patient records, charts and
documents to support sound medical practice.
9. Provides training for staff, medical residents and students as
10. Perform other duties as requested.
11. Adheres to the practice of confidentially regarding patients,
families, staff and the organization.
12. Maintains current knowledge and skills as an Advanced Practice
Registered Nurse Practitioner.
13. Utilizes and models excellent customer service skills at all
times; seeks opportunities to assist patients, families and
co-workers; demonstrates teamwork and cooperation.
14. Accepts direction and follows instructions from supervisor;
seeks additional information as needed; works with minimal
15. Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and
16. Continually meets organizational standards for attendance and
punctuality; notifies supervisor in a timely manner when employee
will be absent or late for work.
17. Attends all required meetings and in-services; seeks
opportunities for additional professional development activities as
18. Maintain and improve the quality measures
19. Work with Health Information Management to document on
reportable palliative care measures.
20. Effectively communicates and collaborates with home health and
nursing facilities to develop patient centered plan of care.
21. This position is designated as a safety sensitive position
because it requires the regular handling of confidential and/or
proprietary Arkansas Hospice and patient information, performing
life-threatening procedures, monitoring and/or operating equipment
used to perform medical procedures, and/or working with controlled
substances and/or medicine. Any lapse of attention could have a
significant impact on Arkansas Hospice and/or its patients, and
could result in injury, illness, or death. For the safety and
health of yourself and others, you must be able to work in a
constant state of alertness and concentrate for long periods of
time while performing life-threatening procedures, monitoring
and/or operating equipment used to perform medical procedures,
and/or working with controlled substances and/or medicine.
COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
THIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN
EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY
NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
FOR THIS POSITION.
1. Knowledge of palliative care with emphasis on symptom control
associated with terminal illness.
2. Knowledge of the holistic approach toward patient care and the
nursing process as it applies to hospice patients and families.
3. Knowledge of hospice certification/recertification eligibility
4. Knowledge and acceptance of hospice philosophy and principles of
5. Knowledge of computer software applications.
6. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet
7. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
with co-workers and other customers.
8. Ability to follow basic safety policies and procedures.
9. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of
10. Ability to work as a team player.
11. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and
12. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and
13. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
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