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Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, NP

Job ID: 5383276002 Location: Woodbury, NJ Category: Clinical Management/Nurse Management/QA Date Posted: Jul. 08, 2021
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BAYADA Home Health Care is seeking a Nurse Practitioner, NP for our Tri-County Palliative Care team. This NP will provide care in Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem counties in New Jersey.

 

Highlights:   

  • Starting pay is $100,000 and up based on experience.
  • Will support home health and hospice clients as needed
  • Travel required throughout Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem counties
  • Weekly pay
  • Medical, dental, vision and prescription health insurance options
  • PTO, Sick time and paid holidays
  • Monday through Friday opportunity

Minimum Qualifications

  • Holds a current license in good standing as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the state of practice, preferably
    certified as an Advanced Practice Nurse in Hospice and Palliative Care (ACHPN).
  • Graduate of Masters or Doctoral Nurse Practitioner Program that meets the standards of the American Colleges of Nursing, as indicated by school transcript or diploma.
  • Have a minimum of one (1) year of recent, verifiable, experience as an advanced practice nurse in palliative care. Home health and/or hospice experience is preferred in addition to this.
  • Passing scores on written examinations.
  • Completed criminal background and federal/state program exclusions checks.
  • Ability to read, write and effectively communicate in English.
  • Possess working knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and coding for all levels of service - home, office, nursing home, assisted living, etc.
  • Have familiarity with electronic medical record.

Job Requirements

  • Provide direct client care as well as collaborate with a licensed physician according to state guidelines to assure excellent palliative care.
  • Provide advanced practice nursing services by managing initial and ongoing assessment of the
    impact of the terminal diagnosis on the client's physical, functional, psychosocial and environmental
    needs and activities of daily living.
  • Conduct face-to-face encounter with client to determine continued eligibility for hospice services, when required by regulation.
    • Communicate clinical findings to the IDG and to physician to maintain effective coordination of
      care.
    • Provide identified care needed to the client.
    • Document clinical findings and care provided in client chart.
    • Complete required attestation of face-to-face encounter.
    • Order diagnostic/treatments as needed after collaboration with IDG and referring physicians.
  • In coordination with the hospice medical director, serve as client’s attending provider if the client’s
    primary physician is unable or unwilling to do so or per the client’s request.
  • Implement the individualized plan of care and recommending revisions to the plan as necessary.
    • Managing discomfort and providing symptom relief.
    • Specialized nursing skills related to palliative and end-of-life care.
  • Understand and follow safety and infection control policies and practices.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment
  • Consult with and educate the client and their family regarding:
    • the disease process
    • self-care techniques
    • end of life care
    • the process for dealing with issues of ethical concern
  • Prepare clinical and progress notes that demonstrate profess towards established goal(s)
  • Coordinate all client/family services and prioritization of needs with the members of the
    interdisciplinary group.
  • Use of case management approach and referring to other services as needed.
  • Inform the physician and other personnel of changes in the client's needs and outcomes of
    intervention.
  • Determine scope and frequency of services needed based on acuity and client/family needs.
  • Supervise LPNs/LVNs and paraprofessionals providing services to the client according to
    regulatory guidelines.
  • Participate in in-service programs.
  • Provide specialized hospice training to other staff, facility staff, family members and informal care
    givers to ensure adequate care.
  • Ongoing evaluation of client/family response to care.
  •  Assess the ability of the caregiver to meet the client’s immediate needs upon admission and
    throughout care.
  • Evaluate own needs for support and using identified system(s) to meet the need.
  • Apply specific criteria for admission and re-certification to hospice care to establish appropriate
    levels of care and the client’s eligibility.
  • Communicating information using current process and technology available to the organization.
  • Participating in the hospice performance improvement program.
  • Submit documentation and charge sheets that conform to state and federal evaluation & management standards for billable nurse practitioner services when acting as a client’s attending physician or when performing pre-hospice visits.
  • Assist in development of clinical practice guidelines/standards in support of a pre-hospice, palliative care and transitional care program as requested by supervisor.
  • Report changes to Clinical Manager or Client Services Manager

As an accredited, regulated, certified, and licensed home health care provider, BAYADA complies with all state/local mandates.

About BAYADA

Founded in 1975 by J. Mark Baiada, BAYADA Home Health Care provides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice, and assistive care services to children, adults, and seniors in the comfort of their homes. BAYADA employs more than 26,000 nurses, home health aides, therapists, medical social workers, and other home health care professionals who serve their communities in 22 states from more than 345 offices, with locations in Germany, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Korea, Canada, and the UK.

In 2019, Baiada oversaw the company's unprecedented transition to a not-for-profit organization to ensure BAYADA's mission, purpose, and business model would endure, and to help BAYADA realize its vision of helping millions of people worldwide experience a better quality of life at home.

BAYADA Home Health Care, Inc., and its associated entities and joint venture partners, are Equal Opportunity Employers and qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, gender and gender identity, nationality and origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, and experiences.

  • Watching my client make progress and enjoy himself, and having the opportunity to make a positive difference in his life… it's so gratifying, it doesn't even feel like a job to me. Terry S., LPN - Nurse

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