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Nurse Practitioner Hospice

Company: Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Location: Carmichael
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center is a 370-bed not-for-profit Level 2 Trauma Center located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County for more than 50 years. It is one of the area's largest and most comprehensive medical centers. Dedicated to the community's well-being, our staff and volunteers provide excellence in care for our patients each year. Mercy San Juan Medical Center has received recognition for being a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery, along with Certificates of Excellence in Perinatal Care, Hip- and Knee- Replacement.
Responsibilities
Mercy Hospice is a comprehensive program offered by Dignity Health for individuals and families facing serious and life-threatening illness with a prognosis of six months or less. Mercy Hospice professionals and volunteers offer physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort to patients and families. The primary focus of Mercy Hospice is to enable families to care for their loved ones at home.
The hospice care nurse practitioner works in collaboration with Dignity Hospice staff to provide comprehensive, quality hospice and palliative care services to patients under the direction of the supervising Hospice and Palliative Care Medical Director and Hospice Supervisor. (S)he will be responsible for providing patient visits for palliative care patients both new and established and coordinating their plan of care with other designated staff. (S)he will function as an integral member of the Hospice provider staff. The hospice/palliative care nurse practitioner will fulfill the requirements of the "face-to-face encounter" with a Medicare beneficiary enrolled in hospice. Patient visits will include visits to patient's homes, facilities, and hospitals. (S)he will engage in independent decision-making about patient's healthcare concerns and provide hospice or palliative care services as needed. Hospice medical director will be available for consultation, collaboration, or referral.
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Qualifications
Minimum:

  • 2 years experience as Nurse Practitioner with primary care specialty (FM, geriatrics) or sub specialty such as cardiology, neurology, or oncology with some experience with serious illness and symptom management.
  • Masters Degree in Nursing (MSN) degree, or educational preparation and clinical expertise that is equivalent to graduate degree. Graduate of an approved Nurse Practitioner Program.
  • Current CA RN license, CA Nurse Practitioner license and Current NP Furnishing Number
  • Current BLS from the American Heart Association
  • Current DEA number or pending DEA# application.
  • DEA # must be obtained within 3 months of hire.
  • Current CA Drivers License (DL) and proof of auto insurance required.
    Preferred:
    • Certification for Hospice Advanced Practice Nurses

Keywords: Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Carmichael , Nurse Practitioner Hospice, Healthcare , Carmichael, California

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