Life's Seasons Palliative Care (a member of Hospice of North Central Ohio, Inc.)
You will be challenged, supported, and valued for your clinical experience and unique perspective.
Join a team where your hard work pays off in more than just your paycheck and team work is celebrated. As you build your future at Life’s Seasons Palliative Care (a member of Hospice of North Central Ohio), you will quickly learn that giving patients the care and support that they need to manage chronic conditions and have an end of life experience on their terms is at the heart of what we do. Supporting the community along with our patients and families has been a part of our culture since 1984.
Life’s Seasons Palliative Care is seeking a Temporary Nurse Practitioner (NP) to join our team. This role will help us build a new healthcare program, which further expands our continuum of care – the Seriously Ill Population (SIP) program. This program serves our local communities by helping chronically ill patients manage their conditions and access the healthcare providers and services that they need. In addition, the NP will also assist our Palliative Care team in providing excellent care and support to our palliative patients and their families. Working in homes and facilities, you will deeply impact people’s daily lives. You will experience the freedom of working independently while also benefiting from having support from expert and knowledgeable team members.
Your Hours: (8:00A-4:30P)
You will enjoy these benefits!
- Competitive salary
- Mileage reimbursement
- Freedom to work independently, but with the support of a high-functioning team
- Company provided uniform tops for new hires!
What you’ll do:
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides palliative care under the supervision of a physician; this role visits patients, completes physical assessments, performs face to face assessments, and begins the development of the palliative care plan of care in consultation with the palliative care interdisciplinary team. This position will also provide care for the Seriously Ill Population (SIP) program. 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.
- Manage a Palliative care and SIP program caseload; provides medical care for acute and chronic health conditions and terminal illnesses, in compliance with the state Nurse Practice Act, by developing an individualized plan of care, prescribing medications (to the extent permitted by licensure) and or treatments, obtaining consultations or making referrals and coordinating hospice care services.
- Complete 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 documenting the findings in the patient’s medical record.
- Provide appropriate pain/symptom management, administer medicine within scope of practice; evaluate patient’s response to treatment/medications.
- Complete Medicare required face-to-face visits for hospice patients.
- Promote the effective utilization of existing hospice and palliative care services as well as effective working relationships with other community providers to avoid duplication of services.
- Consult, coordinate, and collaborate effectively with patient, family members, and other members of the health care team to identify the goals of care and meet the care needs of the patient and family/caregiver.
- Consult with the patient’s attending physician, the palliative care Physician and other healthcare practitioners regarding the ongoing care needs and medical management related to the patient’s life-limiting illness, condition, or injury.
- Communicate with other community health practitioners to coordinate the plan of care.
- Provide hospice and palliative care education to external agencies, community, and other health care providers; develop educational tools in response to identified needs.
- Educate patients, families, and/or caregivers as to preventative care and medical problems in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team to meet the total needs of patients; provide information and education about end of life issues and advance care planning to the patient and family as appropriate.
- Effectively communicate with other staff members, management, and physician to assure continuous service to patients and timely resolution of issues.
- Report, document, and communicate patient observations in EMR system; provide accurate and timely documentation of patient contact and services to reflect the Plan of Care.
- Establish, build, and nurture relationships with staff and community referral sources to facilitate program growth.
Experience and Education of Nurse Practitioner (NP):
- Master’s degree from an accredited School of Nursing and accredited Nurse Practitioner program, required
- One to three years Nurse Practitioner experience with training in palliative care and/or hospice care, required; clinical experience in palliative care, hospice care, acute care, and/or internal medicine/family practice, preferred
- Current licensure to practice nursing in the state of Ohio
- Current licensure as a Certified Nurse Practitioner in the State of Ohio
- Current BLS certification
- Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license with an automobile that is insured in accordance with the state of OH and Hospice of North Central Ohio’s requirements and is in good working order.
For 30+ years, Hospice of North Central Ohio has been a leader in making the final months of life and the grief journey as joyful, comfortable, and meaningful as possible. We are the area’s most comprehensive and experienced resource for expert, compassionate end-of-life support. We are a non-profit, community-oriented organization serving Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Morrow, and Richland counties.
At Hospice of North Central Ohio, we focus on a Quality, Comfortable End-of-Life Experience
Hospice is about life. It’s about…
- Giving patients the option to have an end-of-life experience on their terms
- Having freedom from pain and spending the rest of their days comfortably, whether in a home or other place of residence
- The opportunity to focus their time on getting ready for their life transition
- Spending precious moments with those closest to them
Holistic Comfort and Support
With Hospice of North Central Ohio, patients and families receive the emotional, spiritual, physical and practical support they need. This includes pain and symptom management, direction, emotional and spiritual support, assurance, and many more targeted services.
Focus on What’s Most Important
Our non-profit hospice recognizes that our purpose is to provide quality end-of-life services rather than focusing on the bottom line. HNCO’s revenue is reinvested into program offerings and services.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Hospice of North Central Ohio is an equal opportunity employer and fully supports and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations.
Location: 1021 Dauch Dr, Ashland, OH 44805, USA
Job Type: Temporary
- Home Health
- Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Supplemental pay types:
- Bonus pay
- Certified Nurse Practitioner (Required)
Work Location: One location
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