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Nurse Practitioner - 011

Bonner General Health

Nurse Practitioner - 011

Sandpoint, ID
Part Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    Department: Hospice

    Status: Part-time, 40 hrs per pay period

    Shift: Tuesday and Friday, and every other Wednesday, 8am-4:30pm; Will participate in after hours call rotation

    Position Summary:

    The Nurse Practitioner provides patient care services by evaluating, treating, and triaging patient needs within the scope of the individual authority granted by the applicable governing Idaho State Board. The Hospice Nurse Practitioner ensures the delivery of individualized nursing care to Hospice clients, focusing on providing highest quality of life and palliative care.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Provides Hospice Admission visits and Medicare regulation Required Face to Face Encounter visits as well as Nursing Assessment visits

    Communicates assessment findings to Hospice Medical Director for determination of eligibility for initial and ongoing Hospice services

    Writes appropriate orders for Hospice admission, services, treatments, medications as well as ongoing care

    Acts as Hospice Attending Provider for Hospice patients who do not have community provider to oversee care

    Provides clinical oversight and guidance to Hospice team in patient care management needs

    Provides nursing care on an intermittent basis for care and symptom management

    Participates in standby coverage to provide 24-hour nursing availability to Hospice clients; scheduled for standby after hour duties as department needs require to meet patient care needs (a minimum of once every four week nights)

    Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) to assist in provision of holistic care to clients and families

    Documents all Face to Face encounters, Orders, clinical findings, and any intervention provided by end of each scheduled shift

    Consults with client's attending physician and/or Hospice Medical Director when necessary regarding symptom management

    Participates in standby coverage to provide 24-hour nursing availability to Hospice clients; scheduled for standby after hour duties as department needs require to meet patient care needs (a minimum of once every four week nights)

    Maintains productivity standards as defined by Home Health/Hospice Manager or Designee

    Demonstrates the ability to communicate and receive constructive feedback in a positive manner

    Provides in-home education to promote management of Hospice patient need maximizing independence, and holistic care safe activities of the client

    Monitor client and caregiver’s progress toward stated goals. Collaborates with Hospice team to adjust POC according to client response

    Requirements

    Skills

    Ability to provide professional care based on training, competence and judgment

    Must have full capacity to read, write and comprehend as well as full capacity to make complex and routine medical judgments

    Must have contemporary skills and documented CME’s

    Basic computer literacy and ability to effectively learn new software programs required

    Education

    Graduate from an approved professional school of nursing

    Hospice training as provided by BGH and a professional interest in working with the terminally ill and their families

    Experience:

    Documented evidence of a minimum two years professional experience and ability in direct patient care

    Medical/Surgical experience preferred

    Licensure/Certification:

    Current State of Idaho Nursing Practitioner License and certification through the applicable accrediting organization.

    Meets and maintains credentialing requirements of Allied Health category of BGH staff affiliation

    Current BLS (AHA) certification

    Valid driver’s license

    Physical Demands:

    Physical Demands of position are listed in the job description

    Supervised By:

    Home Health and Hospice Nurse Manager