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Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

Part Time

Department: Home Care
Reports to: Chief Medical Officer
Salary: $60,465.60 annually

You can make a difference every day as part of Angela Hospice’s exceptional team. Angela Hospice was founded over 35 years ago, rooted on values of respect, dignity, and compassion – and that caring vision extends not only to the patients and families we care for, but to our team members, colleagues, and the community.

We’re looking for a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner who shares this vision.

Your Opportunities

    • Provides medical care and completes a comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine palliative needs under the supervision of a collaborating physician
    • Provides quality, professional nursing care to patients utilizing specialized nursing skills related to palliative care
    • Manages health conditions and illnesses by developing an individualized plan of care, prescribing medications and /or treatments, obtaining consultations or making referrals and coordinating palliative care services
    • Assures that patients receive appropriate measures to control symptoms
    • Reviews and develops protocols for treatment and proposes options for interventions based on literature, in collaboration with the collaborating physician
    • Acts as a liaison between patients and their primary care physicians
    • Consults the collaborating physician when the patient’s plan of care is outside standardized practice and protocols
    • Consults with the patient’s attending physician, the Chief Medical Officer, and other healthcare practitioners regarding the patient’s eligibility for hospice care, ongoing care needs and medical management related to the patient’s condition
    • Communicates with other community health practitioners to coordinate the plan of care
    • Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes, physical examination notes, assessment visit notes, medical orders, collaboration notes and other documentation in the medical record
    • Educates/counsels patients, families, and/or caregivers on preventative care and medical problems to meet the total needs of the patient
    • Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient
    • Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care
    • Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver to identify the goals of care and meet the care needs of the patient and family/caregiver
    • Serves as a nursing resource for consultation and education to other healthcare practitioners in the community
    • Establishes, builds and nurtures relationships with staff and community referral sources to facilitate program growth
    • Participates with ongoing review of policies and procedures for the palliative care service

What You Bring

    • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing and accredited Nurse Practitioner program
    • Master’s degree with a specialty certification preferred
    • Accreditation from an approved certifying body for advanced practice nursing as required by the state
    • Current nursing license in the state of Michigan
    • Minimum of one year experience in hospice or palliative care
    • Excellent organization and time management skills
    • Proficient computer knowledge and skill
    • Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist
    • Auditory and visual skills
    • Proficient interpersonal relations and communicative skills
    • Knowledge of Federal/State, NHPCO, and CHAP regulations and guidelines
    • Comprehension of hospice philosophy and issues of death/dying
    • Knowledge of principals of pain/symptom management
    • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements