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Nurse / Nurse Practitioner Job in Mobile, Alabama / Travel

Company: Kindred at Home
Location: Mobile
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Job Description:

I believe that better care begins at home. Compassionate care, uncompromising service and clinical excellence thats what our patients have come to expect from our clinicians. Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc., is the nations leading provider of comprehensive home health, hospice, and non-medical home care services.

Kindred at Home, and its affiliates, delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients and clients in their homes or places of residence, including non-medical personal assistance, skilled nursing and rehabilitation and hospice and palliative care. Our caregivers focus on each unique patient to deliver the appropriate care and emotional support to our patients and their families.

As a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, you will:

Work in collaboration with the Hospice & Palliative Care Medical Director and other palliative team members to deliver palliative care by providing diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for patients referred to palliative care.
Take responsibility for direct patient care from the initial assessment through discharge. Assessment at a minimum should include: disease-specific changes, decline or change in function, nutrition and/or cognition, inadequately controlled pain or other distressing symptoms, falls, infections or similar events, the impact of the disease burden on the patient's condition, caregiver and/or family's quality of life.
Establish the palliative plan of care, individualized for each patient, in consultation with the patient, family and other members of the Palliative Care Team.
Provide care to patient when a need is identified in accordance with the Plan of Care.
Prescribe medications including controlled substances to the extent delegated and licensed. Order and interprets laboratory and radiology tests within the scope of professional practice. Order treatments and durable medical equipment as indicated.
Communicate clinical findings to the Hospice and Palliative Medical Director as needed, but no less than bi-weekly. Re-assess effectiveness of care plan on a regular basis and modify as needed.
Maintain effective working relationships with supportive care team (i.e., Social Worker, Spiritual Care Coordinator) and involve team when patient's care plan warrants team participation to achieve desired outcome.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Communicate and document clinical findings, treatment plan and care provided in the patient's medical record to support sound medical practice and reimbursement for services provided.
Initiate reimbursement for services rendered.
Adhere to company policy regarding the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff and the organization.
At the request of the Executive Director, gather information to support the diagnosis and prognosis of hospice patients by conducting face to face encounters being made and include in the attestation the beneficiary's name, the date of the encounter, the certification period dates, and that the clinical findings of that encounter have been provided to the certifying physician for use in determining continued eligibility for hospice care.
Communicate clinical findings of the Hospice Face-to-Face encounter to the Interdisciplinary Group for use in coordinating patient care.
Implement marketing and promotional initiatives as directed by Executive Director.
Adhere to code of conduct conducive to Company policy.
Adhere to and participate in Company's mandatory HIPAA privacy program/practices, Business Ethics and Compliance programs/practices, and all Company policies and procedures, including the Employee handbook.

Masters of Science in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing.
Current Nurse Practitioner certification/license.
Part B Provider license.
Minimum of two years Nurse Practitioner experience.
Nurse Practitioner specialty in Geriatrics, In-Home Care or Hospice preferred.
Approximate percent of time required to travel: 10-20%

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