Primary functions are to assist in overseeing the clinical care and treatment of hospice and palliative care patients and families; to consult with the patients’ attending physician, in consultation with the hospice physician; provide clinical direction to the Interdisciplinary Group to ensure quality care.
Reports to: Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
Agency requires CPR: YES
Education: Graduate of an accredited Baccalaureate School of Nursing.
Licensure: Current State license as a Registered Nurse and as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Current Driver’s License.
Experience: Two years of experience as an APN, clinical care setting preferred; hospice or home health preferred.
Skills: Nursing skills as defined as generally accepted standards of practice. Comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology, palliative care, and end-of-life. Good interpersonal skills.
Transportation: Reliable transportation and valid auto liability insurance.
Environmental and Working Conditions:
Works in patients’ homes in various conditions; possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids and infectious diseases; the ability to work a flexible schedule; the ability to travel locally; some exposure to unpleasant weather; PRN emergency call.
Physical and Mental Effort:
Prolonged standing and walking required, with the ability to lift up to 50 lbs and move patients. Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patient needs, and to make quick decisions and resource acquisition; meet patient/family individualized psycho social needs. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.