Chapters Health System
  • Lakeland Business Unit
  • Lakeland, FL, USA
  • Part Time
  • ARNP / Nurse Consultant

Role:

The Hospice Resource Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) provides comprehensive and efficient patient care under protocol with hospice physician staff. Utilizes clinical expertise and participates in diagnostic and management decision making while promoting maximization of quality of life for the Company's patients and caregivers. He/she serves as an office based ARNP to field patient care issues and calls from clinical staff while being available to complete pre-admission face to face visits for patients referred to the hospice program.  

 

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in nursing
  • ARNP certification recognized by CMS for Medicare billing
  • Licensure by state of Florida to work as ARNP
  • Current DEA license
  • Knowledge and experience in medical practice and symptom management
  • Advanced clinical skills which allow thorough patient assessments and management for any patient with advanced chronic disease as well as for those near the end of life
  • Ability to work under protocol with multiple physicians in multiple settings
  • Basic computer skills including use of email and word processing (Microsoft Outlook and Word or equivalent programs)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and effectively handle the emotional stress of the workload
  • Ability to work independently exercising discretion and independent judgment
  • Ability to work in collaboration with other disciplines within the organization
  • Certified by appropriate hospice nursing organization within two years of hire date
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations
  • Valid driver's license and automobile insurance per Company policy; must have reliable transportation to be able to meet visit schedule
  • Must be able to physically access any home in any area of Company service area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning

 

Competencies:

  • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position

 

Responsibilities of all employees:

  • 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:

  • Provide direct patient care through home visits, as well as clinic/nursing home/assisted living/in-patient unit/ hospital visits, as designated by the Medical Director.
  • Work directly under protocol with Physicians from the Company's medical staff.
  • Provide clinical expertise and participate in interdisciplinary team (IDT) decisions regarding diagnosis and medical management of patient/family needs, assuring that the highest quality of medical care is provided and that continuity and comprehensiveness of care is maintained in a cost-effective manner.
  • Consult to patients' primary/attending physicians regarding integration of patients' hospice care and primary or other care.
  • Provide care to patients and caregivers in efficient manner.
  • Report regularly to physician staff regarding clinical care provided.
  • Evaluate patients referred to hospice for eligibility according to current guidelines and make referrals, as
  • Work cooperatively with the Patient Access Department and other staff to facilitate timely provision of services to potential Company patients.
  • Be available for timely responses to clinical staff inquiries regarding changes in patient condition, medication management, and/or care plan needs to maximize quality care to hospice patients and their families and implement new orders accurately and efficiently.
  • Prescribe appropriate medications and treatments in response to hospice patients' care needs.
  • Communicate changes in care and treatment to appropriate staff.
  • Evaluate patient care outcomes and propose solutions.
  • Utilize practice opportunities to provide expert nursing care to patients, to evaluate nursing practice, and to provide clinical learning activities for nurses, IDT members, and students.
  • Influence nursing practice by participating in patient care advocacy issues directed toward improving practice and the quality of patient care.
  • Act as a role model for professional practice by integrating all components of the professional role: clinical practice, consultation, collaboration, leadership, education, and research/evaluation.
  • Collaborate with all disciplines within the Company and community to develop effective patient care programs.
  • Respond to clinical emergencies, as an expert consultant, under protocols to nurses (i.e., oncologic emergencies, high risk or potential).
  • Participate in after-hour and weekend coverage for hospice patients cared for by hospice medical staff by being available to complete face to face evaluation visits.
  • Provide crossover coverage to all contracted facilities; including, but not limited to, hospitals, ALFs, nursing homes, and, as needed, in patients' homes.
  • Maintain defined patient care data for clinical activities.
  • Maintain accurate record of administrative, non-patient care activities.
  • Complete thorough and accurate medical documentation to support proper CPT and ICD-10 coding on all patients seen at the time of service.
  • Complete billing documentation and submission on a daily basis for each day's activities.
  • Contribute to Performance Improvement efforts of medical documentation by Company staff.
  • Promote the Company's programs to nursing homes, ALFs, HMOs, hospitals, and other referral sources.
  • Actively participate in ongoing education about our Company and services to community partners, referring providers, and general public.
  • Attend the Company's Medical Staff meetings regularly (a minimum of 50% of all scheduled monthly staff meetings) and review minutes of meetings not attended within 5 days of their being made available.
  • Represent the Company at appropriate local, state, national, and international forums.
  • Participate in appropriate Company-wide committees.
  • Support research to promote clinical knowledge, development, and research-based clinical practice.
  • Participate in development of clinical policy and procedures to improve quality of care delivery.
  • Participate in programs to maximize access to palliative care for eligible patients.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in services and work cooperatively with Medical Director to implement appropriate changes.
  • Participate in other clinical/administrative responsibilities as directed.
  • Work cooperatively with the Medical Director to ensure quality care delivery to all Company patients.
  • Assume responsibility as a self-directed professional for own continuing education. Identify needs or seek direction in identification of needs to maintain expertise and keep current with health care trends and nursing practices.
  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at appropriate Continuing Education and reading of relevant medical literature.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

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