Chapters Health System
  • Staffing Services
  • Temple Terrace, FL, USA
  • PRN-Pool
  • ARNP / Nurse Consultant


The After Hours Hospice Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) 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 patient/family goals of care. Ensures the hospice plan of care is maintained for hospice patients throughout the described coverage period.



  • Master's degree in nursing
  • ARNP certification recognized by CMS; certification in their discipline an organization recognized by CMS and the state of Florida.
  • Licensed to work as ARNP in the State of Florida
  • Current DEA number prior to beginning employment
  • Eligible for malpractice coverage under the Company'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 providedCompetencies:
    • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this positionResponsibilities 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:


  • Work collaboratively with the entire interdisciplinary group, fostering collaborative relationships in the provision of high quality, cost-effective palliative care to hospice patients.
  • Be available by phone for any clinical staff calls; including Hospice House or Hospice Help 24 during assigned shifts.
  • Work with collaborating Physician(s) to assure high quality interdisciplinary care is provided to hospice patients.
  • Maintain high quality, timely clinical documentation.
  • Appropriately prescribe pharmacologic agents to assure that patient medical needs are met.
  • Respond 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.
  • Provide telephone medical coverage for all hospice patients, including those whose non-hospice attending physician cannot be reached.
  • Communicate appropriate clinical information to appropriate person(s) at the completion of shift.
  • Provide consultative care of patients admitted to the hospice whose referring physician desires such services.
  • Lead specific projects as directed by the Staffing Services Manager, Medical Director, or Corporate Medical Services.
  • Participate in medical reviews, as needed, and directed by the Medical Director or other Physician.Clinical/Supervision:
  • Act as a liaison and consultant to the attending physician and other members of the interdisciplinary group, as needed.
  • Educate Company staff, as needed, to promote high quality interdisciplinary care.
  • Attend Company Medical Staff meetings regularly.
  • Participate in relevant Company committees.
  • Represent Company at appropriate local, state, national and international forums.
  • Work cooperatively with the Medical Director/Physician to ensure quality care delivery to all patients.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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