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Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner - Oncology Clinic

Posted on Aug 14, 2019 by Alive Hospice

Chattanooga, TN 37403
Health Care
8 Aug 2019
Annual Salary
We are seeking a Nurse Practitioner to serve as a Palliative Care consultant within local area oncology clinics to provide excellent patient care through optimized symptom management and complex discussions surrounding goals of care or advance care planning. Hospice or palliative care experience is strongly suggested, as well as a desire to independently build a strong referral base within the assigned clinic. JOB SUMMARYThe Nurse Practitioner works independently, and in collaboration with, the Alive supervising physician to deliver excellent palliative care alongside the care of the primary oncologist and team. The NP provides palliative medical services by managing the symptoms related to the primary diagnosis or the adverse side effects of the oncology treatment prescribed, as well as assisting in communication/coordination of care, and developing treatment plans that coincide with patient's goals. This care includes collaboration with the referring medical team, social workers, case managers, etc to optimize holistic care of the patient. The NP would provide recommendations for and/or orders including pharmaceutical interventions/medications, laboratory and diagnostic services as needed, and will work closely with the patient and family to provide disease specific education and to establish goals of care. Due to a referral-based census, the NP will exhibit excellent customer service and professionalism to all patients and referral sources, as well as ambition to build and grow referral source relationships. The NP must have a positive attitude, display comfort in autonomy, demonstrate initiative, flexibility, and be team-oriented. Required • Licensed Advanced Practice Provider in the State of Tennessee• Certified as an Advanced Practice Provider by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). • Medicare billing privileges or eligibility for privileges• Have insurance required by state law to practice and prescribe in the state where services are provided, or be eligible for such insurance requirements to be satisfied by group coverage with company• Current driver's license and automobile insurance as required by Tennessee State Law• One (1+) year experience as a Nurse Practitioner. Three (3) to five (5) years total nursing experience. Preferred• Hospice, palliative, and/or geriatric practice experience • Board Certification as an Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (ACHPN)• Oncology or Acute Care experience as an NP or RN experience• Experience in developing a referral-based census • Knowledge of disease-specific criteria for hospice eligibility PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and /or move than 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Frequently required to drive an automobile. WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to infectious diseases. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, risk of radiation, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Patient's home or impatient hospice facility is the norm. Category: Healthcare , Keywords: Nurse Practitioner (NP)

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