Nurse Practitioner Palliative
Location: Grand Island
Posted on: January 13, 2022
Caregiving is our Calling
At Amedisys whether we're caring for patients directly or
supporting those who do, each of us is a caregiver at heart. Every
team member contributes to our mission of providing exceptional,
clinically distinct care in the home to thousands of patients and
families every day.
In hospice, you'll be a true advocate for patients at the end of
life while maintaining autonomy and independence to support their
If you're looking for a home with a Nationwide Company where you
can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every
day and pursue your goals for the future, join our team.
What You Will Do
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) works independently and in
collaboration with physicians to deliver palliative care. The NP
provides palliative medical services by managing the symptoms of
acute and chronic conditions, assisting with communication and
coordination of care, and developing treatment plans. Care is
provided at home and in other care settings which may include:
outpatient clinics, hospitals, assisted living, independent living,
and skilled nursing facilities. The NP orders treatments,
laboratory and diagnostic services, works closely with health care
agencies to coordinate palliative medical care, and approaches all
patients and referral sources with a customer service manner. The
NP coordinates care with patient's health care team through
planning and effective communication.
Provides palliative care for residents in their home or clinical
setting in collaboration with physicians and/or medical directors
in conformance with any protocols or guidelines established by or
with the collaborating physician, where required by state and/or
Performs medically necessary assessments meeting the requirements
of Medicare Part B, Evaluation and Management (E&M) codes with
accurately and timely documentation.
Schedules all visits based upon medical assessment and/or the
established individualized care plan for the patient.
Contacts collaborating physician or Medical Director if treatment
of patient's condition warrants physician intervention or needs
significant change in treatment plan.
Orders and reviews appropriate treatments, lab, x-rays, EKGs and
other diagnostic procedures as indicated by a palliative plan of
care and documents the treatment plan accordingly.
Reviews results with collaborating physician, if recommendations
for treatment are required. When clinically appropriate,
re-schedules another visit to follow-up on abnormal labs or test
Reviews, signs and dates consultation notes, makes adjustments in
the treatment plan accordingly, and notifies collaborating
Protects, honors and respects patient and coworkers'
confidentiality and right to privacy with regard to
Attends and participates in meetings.
Demonstrates commitment, professional growth, and competency.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's Degree or higher degree in Nursing
One (1+) year experience as a nurse practitioner.
Licensed nurse practitioner in the state where services are
Certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse
Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center
Authority to practice and prescribe as a nurse practitioner in the
state where services are provided if prescribing is permitted by
state and federal law. NP must comply with all state and federal
requirements to be authorized to prescribe Schedule II drugs, such
as obtaining any required collaboration agreement and DEA
registration number, in those states which permit the NP to
prescribe Schedule II drugs.
Medicare billing privileges as a nurse practitioner.
Meet physician-nurse practitioner collaborative requirements
specific to the state assigned to work by the Company including, if
required by applicable state law, entering into a collaborative
agreement and supply a copy of all active collaborating physician
agreements and any required guidelines and protocols established
with or by the collaborating physician within which the NP must
Have insurance required by state law for nurse practitioners to
practice and prescribe in the state where services are provided, or
be eligible for such insurance requirements to be satisfied by
group coverage with Company.
Knowledge of disease spec ific local coverage determinant (LCD)
criteria for hospice eligibility along with knowledge of CMS Face
to Face regulatory requirements.
Knowledge of hospice philosophy and service components.
Current CPR certification. Preferred
Three (3) to five (5) years total nursing experience.
Geriatric primary care and/or hospice experience.
Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and other payers reimbursement and
coding for all levels of service - home, office, nursing home,
assisted living, etc., and other applicable regulatory
Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified employees
and applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital
status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military
status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier
status or any other legally protected characteristic.
Benefits and More
Amedisys cares for our team members with the same commitment we
have to our patients. This is reflected in the benefits we provide
and the opportunities we make available to our team. Benefits for
eligible employees include:
Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
Comprehensive Health Insurance Benefits (medical, dental,
Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, and Flexible
Spending Account options
Life, Disability, and Other Voluntary Benefits
401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company Matching
Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Fleet car for eligible employees
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