Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Position is 20 hours per week
The Nurse Practitioner works in collaboration with physicians and interdisciplinary teams as an advanced practice nurse to deliver palliative care and other health services to patients. The Nurse Practitioner will work in the community making visits at patient homes, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities, our inpatient Care Center, and will participate in conducting palliative care consults.
Provides diagnosis, treatment and management services for hospice patients in the inpatient unit as well as in the home as directed.
Participates actively in interdisciplinary team conferences, helping to develop and revise patient care plans and acting as a medical resource in determining approaches to individual patient care.
Assures appropriate utilization of palliative hospice treatments based on time-limited plans, i.e., when intent is to treat symptoms.
Works with the medical director as requested in providing palliative consult services in the community to pre-hospice patients.
Responsive to provide urgent visits (e.g. hospice readmission face-to-face encounter visits, etc.) when required during work day and when on call during the day or on the weekend.
Works in a safety conscious manner which insures that safe work practices are used in order not to pose a risk to self or others.
Utilizes standard precautions in clinical practice.
Understands and assures compliance with regulations and standards pertinent to state and federal requirements and Medicare/Medicaid hospice benefits.
Attends medical services staff meetings; meets monthly with Medical Director.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
Board Certified Advanced Practice Nurse in the state of Colorado.
Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado.
Controlled substance license with current DEA license number.
Eligible or currently possess a Medicare/Medicaid UPIN number.
Eligible or currently credentialed at local hospitals.
Eligible to bill insurance for palliative care and symptom management visits.
One or more years of working experiences as an NP. One or more years working experience as an RN preferred.
Certification in hospice and palliative care preferred but not required.
Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and hospice standards of practice.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Must successfully pass agency required background checks and drug test.
Must possess a valid driver’s license, provide proof of insurance (a copy of your “Declarations Page” indicating you have $100k/$300k Bodily Injury/$100k Property Damage coverage), and have reliable transportation.
Must comply with agency health screening requirements.
Must be able to demonstrate computer competency.
Additional Salary Information: Based upon experience
TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado’s mission is to dignify life’s final journey, console the grieving, and educate the community. Our vision is to be the provider of choice and to set the standard of excellence for end of life care in Weld and Larimer Counties. We are committed to service excellence, integrity, compassion, respect and universal access. Located in Greeley, CO, TRU’s experienced staf...f understands the unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill people and their families and has the specialized hospice service skills to meet them. With a range of end-of-life care options, we can provide the compassionate, individualized support you need, no matter your age or type of end-stage disease. Our hospice services care is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, wherever you live – at home, in an assisted living or skilled nursing community – or at our inpatient hospice facility at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.