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Palliative Care APRN Practitioner - Little Rock - FT

Company: Arkansas Hospice, Inc.
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

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 experience preferred

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.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Utilizes approved clinical guidelines and evidence based protocols when providing care in the hospital and community based setting.

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 needed.

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 supervision.

15. Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures.

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 appropriate.

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 requirements.

4. Knowledge and acceptance of hospice philosophy and principles of care.

5. Knowledge of computer software applications.

6. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines.

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 information.

10. Ability to work as a team player.

11. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication.

12. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures.

13. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

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Keywords: Arkansas Hospice, Inc., Little Rock , Palliative Care APRN Practitioner - Little Rock - FT, Other , Little Rock, Arkansas

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