Nurse Practitioner - Hospice

Location
Mequon, WI
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 18, 2019
Closes
Aug 21, 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Horizon is a home care and hospice provider built on a foundation of care that celebrates the human spirit and the desire for security, comfort and compassion.We make a loving difference in the lives of our patients and employees.To some, home is a place. To others, its a feeling.To us, its whatever you need it to be, wherever you are. With Horizon, youre home.

Our inter-disciplinary Hospice team provides the full spectrum of care for our Hospice patients and offers multiple levels of support for their loved ones. From our free Grief Resource Center to our award-winning Virtual Hospice at Froedtert, to our many hospice enhancement (massage therapy, pet therapy, music therapy, spiritual guidance, etc.), we tirelessly strive to create the most positive hospice experience possible.

The Nurse Practitioner provides medicalservices including, but not limited to, assessment, treatment, re-certification and health teaching in the form of patient home visits. Some responsibilities include:

  • Consult with the patients attending physicians, as needed, regarding palliation and management of terminal illnesses; in addition, meet the general medical needs of the patients to the extent that these needs are not met by the attending physician.
  • Conduct face to face encounters for assigned patients entering their third or subsequent benefit period, document findings of encounter, and provide findings to the certifying physician in atimely manner.
  • Act asa resource to staff who identify patient issues relating to specific clinical areas by recommending a plan of care and implementing when appropriate with the case manager and/or interdisciplinary team.
  • Prescribe and review appropriate medication for therapeutic effectiveness of the patients. Include both drug and non-drug-based treatment methods into the plan of care under the direction of the Medical Director.

  • This position is based at our Milwaukee headquarters but also travels throughout Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Racine, Kenosha and Washington Counties to visit patients both within their home and within our inpatient hospice units in West Bend, WI and Mequon, WI.

    Qualifications include completion of a MSN or higher degree at an accredited college/university, current State of WisconsinAPNP license with prescriptive privileges, plus prior hospice clinical experience preferred.

    Horizon Home Care and Hospice, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate in employment and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or Vietnam era or other protected veteran. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, we maintain an affirmative action program through which we take good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, Vietnam era veterans, and other protected veterans.

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