Nurse / Nurse Practitioner Job in Mobile, Alabama / Travel
Company: Kindred at Home
Posted on: May 7, 2020
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
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
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
Implement marketing and promotional initiatives as directed by
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
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
Approximate percent of time required to travel: 10-20%
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