APRN - After Hours Per Diem

APRN - After Hours Per Diem

locationTemple Terrace, FL, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

It’s inspiring to work with a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they’re doing!

When you become part of the Chapters Health Team, you’ll realize it’s more than a job. It’s a mission. We’re committed to providing outstanding patient care and a high level of customer service in our communities every day. Our employees make all the difference in our success!

The After Hours Hospice Nurse Practitioner (APRN) is responsible to provide night, weekend and/or holiday telephone coverage during assigned shifts for hospice patients among the hospice affiliates. Provides high quality care that is consistent with the hospice plan of care and patient/family goals of care.

• Master’s degree in nursing
• APRN certification recognized by CMS; certification in their discipline by an organization recognized by CMS and the State of Florida
• Licensed to work as APRN in the State of Florida

• Active BLS for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association or Red Cross. Employees hired prior to 12/31/2022 must obtain certificate prior to 10/1/2023
• Current DEA number prior to beginning employment

- Current Medicare and Medicaid Numbers
• Eligible for malpractice coverage under the Organization‘s policy terms
• Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Basic computer skills including use of email and word processing (Microsoft Outlook and Word or equivalent programs)
• Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families
• Ability to prioritize, triage, and manage clinical calls and information provided

• Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position

Responsibilities of all staff:
• Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients
• Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse
• Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices
• Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices
• Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the company
• Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner
• Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations
• Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels
• Improve own professional knowledge and skill level
• Advance electronic media skills
• Support the Company‘s research and educational activities
• Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally
• Participate in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

Job Responsibilities:
• Works collaboratively with the collaborating Physician and the interdisciplinary group (IDG), fostering collaborative relationships in the provision of high quality, cost-effective palliative care to hospice patients.
• Maintains high quality, timely clinical documentation.
• Prescribes pharmacologic agents to ensure that patient medical needs are met.
• Responds to request of change in patient condition, resulting in level of care change that requires transfer in or out of general inpatient (GIP) setting; hospice house or contract hospital, or need for continuous home care.
• Provides telephone medical coverage for all hospice patients, including those whose non-hospice attending Physician desires consultative services or cannot be reached.
• Communicates clinical information to appropriate staff at the completion of shift.

• Leads specific projects as directed by the Staffing Services Manager, Medical Director, or Corporate Medical Services.
• Participates in medical reviews, as needed, and directed by the Medical Director or other Physician.
• Acts as a liaison and consultant to the attending Physician and other members of the interdisciplinary group.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands for Post Offer/Pre-Placement (The demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.):

While performing the duties of this job, the following abilities are required: see; hear; talk; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel.

Frequently required to: stand; sit; reach with hands/arms; lift; bend; balance.

Occasionally required to: pull; push; stoop/crouch; kneel; climb stairs.

This position requires consent to drug and/or alcohol testing after a conditional offer of employment is made, as well as on-going compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Policy.