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Hospice/Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

Apply Now Hospital Name PIH Health Physicians Medical Group Location Whittier, California Job Type Full-Time/Regular Job ID 14888-977 Date posted 02/11/2022

At PIH Health, we provide cutting edge compassionate care. We have a talented team who is proud to be making a positive impact on the lives of our patients each and every day. We are growing fast and looking to have enthusiastic Hospice/Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner to join our team.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Hospice/Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) functions in an Advanced Practice Role as a clinical expert and independently performs and documents a complete physical examination for acute, complex, chronically and terminally ill patients.   The NP administers medical care to assigned population. The NP administers preventive, palliative, hospice care, and chronic illness surveillance. The NP responsibilities include assessment, diagnoses and management of health-illness needs. The NP serves as a resource for complex Hospice and Palliative Care patients.   The NP seeks to improve patient care through collaborative/collegial practice among caregivers/providers/disciplines.


Required Skills

  • Demonstrates commitment to PIH Health’s philosophy of care, values, mission statement and organizational culture.
  • Excellent clinical skills in the management of Palliative and Hospice patients. Maintains continuity of care of selected patients, ability to identify, monitor, and follow selective high risk patients ensuring high quality care, excellent care coordination, effective cost management, and superior clinical outcomes.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the End-of-life continuum and the benefit PIH Health provides within the integrated delivery system.
  • Experience in leading the interdisciplinary team in providing pain management, alleviating psychosocial stress, addressing spirit.
  • Ability to provide comprehensive patient assessments, evaluate, explain, teach, and problem solve using critical thinking.
  • Collaborates with providers in the IDS to coordinate care of patients as requested (emergency, hospital discharged patients, home care, palliative care, hospice care and certain chronic and complex patients as requested).
  • Organizational skills and personal leadership qualities including tact and diplomacy, necessary to coordinate all aspects of the program and to integrate the efforts of the hospital, medical staff, program faculty and staff.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate with a variety of individuals including physicians, the general public, and employees.
  • Ability to solve complex clinical and psychosocial problems to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Knowledge of hospital and group practices and procedures as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to healthcare.
  • Possesses knowledge of Medicare Conditions of Participation; Title 22 regulations of the State of California; Accreditation standards as related to departments under responsibility.
  • Ensures compliance in meeting all regulations and standards related to post-acute care and long term care services, Medicare, DMHC and other state, federal and local requirements.
  • Collaborates with physicians, staff, LTAC, SNF and IDS leaders to improve integration, continuity of care and efficient management of palliative care and hospice patients.
  • Understands potential impacts and consequences of decision making in situations including interdependencies between departments within the enterprise.
  • Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills     

Required Experience

  • Current California Nurse Practitioner License
  • Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited nurse practitioner program
  • Board Certification: Board certified as a Nurse Practitioner
  • At least two (2) years previous experience clinical practice in hospice, palliative care, chronic care management
  • Achieve and maintain hospital medical staff membership and clinical privileges.
  • Evidence of continuing education and self-development to support license requirements
  • Current Basic Life Support Card
  • ACLS certification required
  • Willingness and ability to use personal auto to drive to meetings, patient visits, and special events or to carry out assignments as requested. This will require proof of California driver's license and proof of insurance.

Preferred:

  • Management skills, expertise and availability to manage patients in different post-acute environments.
  • Current Board Certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine is highly desirable.
  • At least five (5) years of clinical practice in hospice, palliative care, chronic care management
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish/Chinese preferred.

WHY PIH HEALTH?

We’re a nonprofit, regional healthcare network with three hospitals, 93 outpatient medical offices, six Urgent Care Centers, with over 400 employed physician and mid-level providers in our medical foundation and more than 7,500 compassionate & valued employees.  Ranked one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals.   

Our leadership is dedicated to putting patients first—a cornerstone of our mission, vision and values.

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