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APRN - After Hours Per Diem

APRN - After Hours Per Diem

locationTemple Terrace, FL, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

It’s inspiring to work with a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they’re doing!

When you become part of the Chapters Health Team, you’ll realize it’s more than a job. It’s a mission. We’re committed to providing outstanding patient care and a high level of customer service in our communities every day. Our employees make all the difference in our success!

Role:
The After Hours Hospice Nurse Practitioner (APRN) is responsible to provide night, weekend and/or holiday telephone coverage during assigned shifts for hospice patients among the hospice affiliates. Provides high quality care that is consistent with the hospice plan of care and patient/family goals of care.

Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in nursing
• APRN certification recognized by CMS; certification in their discipline by an organization recognized by CMS and the State of Florida
• Licensed to work as APRN in the State of Florida

• Active BLS for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association or Red Cross. Employees hired prior to 12/31/2022 must obtain certificate prior to 10/1/2023
• Current DEA number prior to beginning employment

- Current Medicare and Medicaid Numbers
• Eligible for malpractice coverage under the Organization‘s policy terms
• Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Basic computer skills including use of email and word processing (Microsoft Outlook and Word or equivalent programs)
• Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families
• Ability to prioritize, triage, and manage clinical calls and information provided

Competencies:
• Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position

Responsibilities of all staff:
• Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients
• Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse
• Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices
• Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices
• Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the company
• Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner
• Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations
• Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels
• Improve own professional knowledge and skill level
• Advance electronic media skills
• Support the Company‘s research and educational activities
• Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally
• Participate in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

Job Responsibilities:
• Works collaboratively with the collaborating Physician and the interdisciplinary group (IDG), fostering collaborative relationships in the provision of high quality, cost-effective palliative care to hospice patients.
• Maintains high quality, timely clinical documentation.
• Prescribes pharmacologic agents to ensure that patient medical needs are met.
• Responds to request of change in patient condition, resulting in level of care change that requires transfer in or out of general inpatient (GIP) setting; hospice house or contract hospital, or need for continuous home care.
• Provides telephone medical coverage for all hospice patients, including those whose non-hospice attending Physician desires consultative services or cannot be reached.
• Communicates clinical information to appropriate staff at the completion of shift.

• Leads specific projects as directed by the Staffing Services Manager, Medical Director, or Corporate Medical Services.
• Participates in medical reviews, as needed, and directed by the Medical Director or other Physician.
• Acts as a liaison and consultant to the attending Physician and other members of the interdisciplinary group.
• Performs other duties as assigned.



Physical Demands for Post Offer/Pre-Placement (The demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.):

While performing the duties of this job, the following abilities are required: see; hear; talk; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel.

Frequently required to: stand; sit; reach with hands/arms; lift; bend; balance.

Occasionally required to: pull; push; stoop/crouch; kneel; climb stairs.

This position requires consent to drug and/or alcohol testing after a conditional offer of employment is made, as well as on-going compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Policy.