Nurse Practitioner Palliative NP
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South Portland, ME 04106
Nurse Practitioner Palliative NP (20008814)
What You Will Do
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) works independently and in collaboration with physicians to deliver palliative care. The NP provides palliative medical services by managing the symptoms of acute and chronic conditions, assisting with communication and coordination of care, and developing treatment plans. Care is provided at home and in other care settings which may include: outpatient clinics, hospitals, assisted living, independent living, and skilled nursing facilities. The NP orders treatments, laboratory and diagnostic services, works closely with health care agencies to coordinate palliative medical care, and approaches all patients and referral sources with a customer service manner. The NP coordinates care with patient’s health care team through planning and effective communication.
- Provides palliative care for residents in their home or clinical setting in collaboration with physicians and/or medical directors in conformance with any protocols or guidelines established by or with the collaborating physician, where required by state and/or federal law.
- Performs medically necessary assessments meeting the requirements of Medicare Part B, Evaluation and Management (E&M) codes with accurately and timely documentation.
- Schedules all visits based upon medical assessment and/or the established individualized care plan for the patient.
- Contacts collaborating physician or Medical Director if treatment of patient’s condition warrants physician intervention or needs significant change in treatment plan.
- Orders and reviews appropriate treatments, lab, x-rays, EKGs and other diagnostic procedures as indicated by a palliative plan of care and documents the treatment plan accordingly.
- Reviews results with collaborating physician, if recommendations for treatment are required. When clinically appropriate, re-schedules another visit to follow-up on abnormal labs or test results.
- Reviews, signs and dates consultation notes, makes adjustments in the treatment plan accordingly, and notifies collaborating physician.
- Protects, honors and respects patient and coworkers’ confidentiality and right to privacy with regard to information.
- Attends and participates in meetings.
- Demonstrates commitment, professional growth, and competency.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master’s Degree or higher degree in Nursing
- One (1 ) year experience as a nurse practitioner.
- Licensed nurse practitioner in the state where services are provided.
- Certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
- Authority to practice and prescribe as a nurse practitioner in the state where services are provided if prescribing is permitted by state and federal law. NP must comply with all state and federal requirements to be authorized to prescribe Schedule II drugs, such as obtaining any required collaboration agreement and DEA registration number, in those states which permit the NP to prescribe Schedule II drugs.
- Medicare billing privileges as a nurse practitioner.
- Meet physician-nurse practitioner collaborative requirements specific to the state assigned to work by the Company including, if required by applicable state law, entering into a collaborative agreement and supply a copy of all active collaborating physician agreements and any required guidelines and protocols established with or by the collaborating physician within which the NP must practice.
- Have insurance required by state law for nurse practitioners 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.
- Knowledge of disease specific local coverage determinant (LCD) criteria for hospice eligibility along with knowledge of CMS Face to Face regulatory requirements.
- Knowledge of hospice philosophy and service components.
- Current CPR certification.
- Three (3) to five (5) years total nursing experience.
- Geriatric primary care and/or hospice experience.
- Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and other payers reimbursement and coding for all levels of service – home, office, nursing home, assisted living, etc., and other applicable regulatory requirements.
Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.
Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.