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Nurse Practitioner - Hospice

Company: Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Nurse Practitioner
"LSMNJ is a very cohesive company that truly values their employees. There is a heart to this company that truly cares and practices it's mission statement from the C level that includes all employees, on a day to day basis. I am proud to work here and to be part of this LSMNJ Team!"

"All the managers are very friendly and always listen to our problems and find solutions to it."

"I feel that this is a great place to work because we are not just co workers we are a family who loves and care about our fellow peers."

"Employees in Hospice are close knit and genuinely care about each other and our patients."

Those are real statements from real employees at Journey Hospice.

We hope you feel the same way once you experience what it is like to work here.....

We are seeking a Per Diem Nurse Practitioner to work with our hospice patients. This position is Per Diem, therefore no guaranteed hours.

The Nurse Practitioner will work in accordance to prescribed policies and procedures of the organization including all applicable state and federal regulations and under the general supervision and in conjunction with the Hospice Medical Director, the Advance Practice Nurse is responsible for performing patient medical examinations and palliative care visits relative to the face-to-face encounters required in order to certify patients eligibility for the Medicare Hospice Benefit after six (6) months of hospice care. Documents visits in the patients clinical record and the face-to-face encounter on required forms. Provides medical care services and palliative care intervention for hospice patients on an

as-needed basis. The Advance Practice Nurse communicates effectively with the Medical Director, Administrator and the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team.

LSMNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We care about our team members and the people we serve, so we made the decision to require all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only candidates that are vaccinated or willing to be vaccinated will be considered for employment.

Basic Qualifications

Education/Training/Certifications: Graduation from a master's-level program designed to educate and prepare nurse practitioners/clinical nurse specialists.

Completion of a graduate level 3-credit course in Pharmacology from a school duly accredited by a national accrediting agency approved by the Board or a pharmacology course of at least 45 hours integrated into the Masters in Nursing program

National certification requires the candidate to successfully pass an examination.

Currently licensed and nationally certified via the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing as an Advance Practice Nurse in PA.

Valid drivers license and reliable transportation that is insured in accordance with PA requirements

Skill(s): Provide the Services in timely and professional manner and in accordance with: (i) the bylaws and operational policies and procedures of Hospice, including without limitation its Compliance Program; (ii) Hospices written policies and procedures including those related to billing submission; (iii) Hospices Medicare Conditions of Participation and New Jersey Licensure Guidelines; and (iv) local, state and federal laws and regulations, including without limitation, the prohibition against Hospice offering, paying any compensation (whether in cash or kind, or directly or indirectly) to induce or reward referrals of services to Hospice.

Demonstrates and maintains a positive, professional manner, and manage time efficiently and effectively, work with a team approach, and act as a role model.

Develops and maintains effective and positive relationships with the interdisciplinary group, other professionals and physicians in community.

Must have an interest in and a sympathetic, compassionate attitude toward caring for the patient in a hospice care setting.

Must maintain a professional attitude and demeanor and is able to communicate effectively and relate courteously and cooperatively with patients, caregivers, colleagues, supervisors, co-workers and all others.

Must be able to demonstrate optimism, enthusiasm and willingness to work constructively with other health care team members and reflect concern for the wellbeing of patients and employees.

Must interact with all staff in a positive fashion supporting the mission and vision of the organization.

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years experience as a Nurse Practitioner.

Must have understanding of the hospice program of care.

Keywords: Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, Philadelphia , Nurse Practitioner - Hospice, Healthcare , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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