Nurse Practitioner (NP) - PRN
Location:
Williamsburg , Virginia
Posted:
January 16, 2018
Reference:
656804
Nurse Practitioner

At Grace Hospice, our mission is for each employee to treat every patient as their own treasured loved one, providing care that affords a quality of life that outweighs quantity of days, and supports caregivers as their hearts find healing.
Our program ensures that our patients will spend the final days of their journey in comfort and with dignity. If you are caring, compassionate, and have a true desire to help others, becoming a member of the Grace Hospice team may be the perfect opportunity for you.

Some of the benefits and advantages of working with Grace Hospice Include:

  • Grace Hospice is CHAP accredited and we are Members of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
  • We invest in our employees' career development and growth.
    • Comprehensive orientation programs for new hires
    • Leadership Academy meetings held off-site regularly for continuous development of our site leadership team members (Office Manager, CS, DCS, and Administrator).
    • We offer FREE Unlimited CEU's for our Nurses and Social workers; additional education courses are available to all disciplines!
  • Grace offers advancement opportunities.
    • Grace Hospice has 27 locations across the U.S. and we are growing! This growth creates additional advancement opportunities for strong performers.
    • We provide an innovative healthcare environment offering a clinical ladder.
  • Grace is founded firmly on five pillars of excellence: People, Service, Quality, Finance, and Growth.
  • Our environment offers collaboration and provides tools and programs to enhance our team's ability to provide excellent care.
    • Our point-of-care system is state of the art: HomeCare HomeBase.
    • Employees have access to referring physicians and other professional resources on a daily basis.
    • Inter-disciplinary Team conferences are held regularly to discuss and optimize patient care.
    • Our 'Meaningful Memories' program is in development to provide exceptional patient experiences.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Performs a face-to-face encounter for Medicare patients as assigned by the Medical Director or designee.
  • Documents clinical findings of face-to-face encounters. Documentation should include:
    • Evidence of decline in clinical status
    • Evidence of non-disease specific based guidelines, i.e., PPS, Karnofsky, dependence in ADL's
    • Evidence of co-morbid conditions
  • Communicates clinical findings to the physician who is considering recertifying the patient
  • Completes attestation statement regarding date of face-to-face encounter
  • Submits accurate time and mileage records for all patient related activity to the Medical Director on a bi-weekly basis
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE
  • Licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of practice;
  • Has health care experience that has included opportunities to apply principles and practices of service provision in the home.
  • Has mental and physical health necessary to meet the demands of the position.
  • Able to read, write, and understand and speak English fluently.
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A little about us:
Our mission is to provide high quality, compassionate and cost-effective care to our patients through clinical leadership, outcomes management and maintaining an ethical workplace.

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