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Hospice Nurse Practitioner - Hiring Now!

Company: Intrepid USA
Location: Tucson
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Job Description:

Intrepid USA - Our vision makes a difference:

We are a top 10 national home healthcare company with an overall 50 year history of excellence driving our future vision forward.  We are putting a dent in the homecare universe through our commitment to providing affordable, personalized, patient and family centered medical home healthcare, home hospice, private duty homecare and independent living support services delivered in a concierge style, on-demand to create an exceptional patient experience.  What makes our vision different:

  • Culture driven by servant based leadership with an inverted organization chart. Our clinical teams are at the top and our CEO is at the bottom supporting our organization
  • Our Care Centers are not franchises. We have a National Support Center helping our Care Center leaders manage and drive their local “family business” style of operations, clinical and patient experience
  • Our teams manage their local Care Centers where they are embedded in the fabric of the communities they serve
  • We are committed to caring for our patients just as if they were our family

Why working here is awesome:

  • Industry leading online training system and modules for continuing education thru Intrepid University
  • Clinician centric WellSky EHR to improve clinical documentation quality and patient care
  • Competitive pay with healthcare, dental, vision, pharmacy, Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Account benefits with affordable premiums for Full-time team members
  • 401K available to all team members
  • Supportive time away through PTO time and company paid holidays for Full-time team members
  • Mobile benefits access, 98.6 telemedicine access, health education library and health cost estimator for Full-time team members.
  • Company paid Life Insurance up to $50K and AD&D insurance with the option of additional affordable voluntary life and AD&D available for Full-time team members.
  • Short and long term disability insurance available at affordable rates for Full-time team members.
  • Talent science that improves the quality of our talent acquisition, recruiting process and team members

Great work you’ll do here:

The Nurse Practitioner is a registered professional nurse with advanced graduate education and clinical training who provides comprehensive hospice services. The Nurse Practitioner provides hospice care through the evaluation and assessment of the health history, health promotion, diagnosing medical conditions, management of health problems by directing and developing the plan of care, prescribing medications or treatments, coordinating and collaborating with patients, families, and other healthcare practitioners.  Under the supervision, the nurse practitioner visits patients, completes physical assessments, performs face-to-face assessments and evaluates hospice eligibility as assigned in consultation with the hospice interdisciplinary team.  The nurse practitioner builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the need of individuals and families within their homes and communities.

  • Provides medical care, palliates, and manages terminal illness in compliance with the state Nurse Practice Act under the supervision of a collaborating physician.
  • Completes history and physical examinations, by evaluating the patient’s medical condition and health history, ordering and interpreting results from laboratory and diagnostic tests or procedures, diagnosing health conditions and documents the findings in the patient’s medical record.
  • Manages health conditions and terminal illnesses by developing an individualized plan of care, prescribing medications and/or treatments, obtaining consultations or making referrals and coordinating hospice care services.
  • Completes the hospice face to face visit requirements prior to the third and subsequent hospice benefit periods to assess hospice eligibility based on the hospice conditions of participation and the local coverage determinations. Provides clinical information to the hospice medical director for interpretation for eligibility for hospice recertification.
  • Makes recommendations to the hospice medical director regarding patient eligibility for certification and recertification for hospice care.
  • Reviews clinical information, coordinates and oversees patient care in consultation with the hospice interdisciplinary team and other healthcare practitioners.
  • Assures that patient receives appropriate measures to control symptoms, through collaboration with interdisciplinary team members.
  • Reviews and develops protocols for treatment and proposes options for interventions based on the literature in collaboration with the collaborating physician.
  • Communicates and collaborates with the interdisciplinary group to create, review and revise the patient's plan of care.
  • Consults with the patient's attending physician, the hospice medical director and other healthcare practitioners regarding the patient's eligibility for hospice care, ongoing care needs and medical management related to the patient's terminal condition
  • 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 as to preventative care, medical problems, psychological problems, and spiritual problems in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team to meet the total needs of patients.
  • Assists the patient and family / caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.
  • Works in cooperation with the family / caregiver and hospice interdisciplinary group 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 educations to members of the interdisciplinary team and other healthcare practitioners in the community.
  • Establishes, builds and nurtures relationships with staff and community referral sources to facilitate program growth.
  • Completes other assignments and duties as requested and assigned to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Company

What we’ll love about you:

  • Passion and commitment to clinical excellence, quality and integrity
  • Embracing and leading the patient care mission through providing an exceptional patient experience
  • Positive attitude and ability to fit in as a collaborative team member for patient care
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and patient/family engagement skills
  • Commitment to clinical documentation excellence and quality along with ability to educate and inspire others
  • High energy, focus, work ethic, motivation and commitment to lifelong learning and growth
  • Flexibility with diverse clients, cultures, and environments allowing you to provide excellent care
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical skills in both a collaborative and solo contributor capacity
  • Experience with EHR systems and their implementation/optimization in complex clinical settings
  • Proficiency with federal, state and governing agency regulations
  • Participates in continued clinical and in-service education, as well as professional training required by law
  • Knowledge and comfort level working with technology and enterprise wide support systems and tools
  • Successful management of a high volume of work, changing priorities as needed
  • Appropriate judgment and critical thinking in decisions that requiring consideration of regulatory compliance, customer service, patient welfare and company interests
  • Outstanding presentation, writing and communication skills
  • Promotes the agency through positive representation and communication of its services
  • Capable of using professional judgement to delegate selected nursing tasks
  • Strong ability to be the public face of the organization, and serve as an advocate for Home Healthcare, Home Hospice and other service lines
  • Creative thinker who embraces thought leadership
  • Capable of making challenging decisions and willing to take responsibility for them.
  • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing and accredited Nurse Practitioner Program.
  • Master's degree with a minimum of (1) year Nurse Practitioner experience and a minimum of (1) year hospice or palliative care experience.
  • Certification in a specialist area preferred; (e.g. Hospice and Palliative Nursing (CHPN), Pediatrics or Geriatrics)
  • Experience in program development, building new teams and end of life care processes.
  • Current Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (in good standing) in the state(s) of practice
  • Current CPR certification
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance

Keywords: Intrepid USA, Tucson , Hospice Nurse Practitioner - Hiring Now!, Other , Tucson, Arizona

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