Nurse Practitioner - Hospice

Employer
Ecumen
Location
Mankato, MN
Closing date
Oct 14, 2023

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Category
Nurse
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time
Ecumen Hospice Owatonna
Overview

Ecumen Hospice Owatonna is hiring a Nurse Practitioner. The Ecumen Hospice mission is to provide care that exceeds the expectations of those that find themselves in the later stages of life by providing a level of comfort and quality of life that makes each person feel honored and supported as their life continues to have significance.

Ecumen Overview

Ecumen is an industry leader dedicated to advocating for older adults by providing housing choices, compassionate healthcare, and innovative services. For 160 years Ecumen has cared for those in need. Now, as Minnesota's 8th largest senior living provider, we continue to advocate for those we serve.

Join a team where you can make a difference in advancing our mission to serve our older adults, while we commit to creating a place where everyone belongs.

Responsibilities

The Hospice Nurse Practitioner travels to the hospice patient and perform hospice face to face visits prior to the third and later hospice certification periods by assessing hospice eligibility. The Hospice Nurse Practitioner will provide clinical information to the hospice medical director for interpretation for eligibility and make recommendations to the hospice medical director regarding patient eligibility for certification and recertification for hospice care.



Essential job responsibilities include:
  • Complies with all state and federal laws and regulations related to providing hospice care.
  • Complies with Ecumen hospice program's policies and procedures, and help Ecumen continually evaluate and improve, when prudent, its policies and procedures. Participates in the hospice program's quality assessment and performance improvement program.
  • Manages symptoms of terminal illnesses by developing an individualized care plan, prescribe medications/treatments, and obtain consultations and appropriate referrals.
  • 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.
  • Assumes the medical component of the hospice patient's care program, and assumes responsibility for the palliation and management of the terminal illness and conditions related to the terminal illness.
  • Assesses hospice patients by reviewing the clinical information about the patient and when appropriate, provides documentation that it is anticipated that the patient's life expectancy is 6 months or less if the illness runs its normal course.
  • Prepares, in consultation with the patient's attending physician, if any, and the hospice IDG, and patient or representative, an individualized written plan of care and services for each patient that reflects patient and family goals and interventions based on the needs identified.
  • Qualifications

    Nurse Practitioner

    Minimum Required Qualifications:
    • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing and accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
    • 1 - 3 years related experience
    • Current nursing licensure in State of Minnesota and CPR certification
    • Accreditation from an approved certifying body for advanced practice nursing
    • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats
    • Valid driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance
    • Ability to follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the facility including but not limited to: Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, HIPAA, Resident's Bill of Rights, Universal Precaution, AWAIR, OSHA, Right to know, SDS, ADA, HUD Policy and Procedures, Fair Housing laws and regulations
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Prior experience working in Hospice
    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Ecumen is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We participate in E-Verify.

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