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Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care

Company: Amedisys
Location: East Providence
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Job Description:

OverviewAre you a highly skilled and compassionate Nurse Practitioner looking for a rewarding career in palliative homecare? If so, we invite you to join the team at Amedisys, one of the largest and most trusted homecare companies in the U.S.ResponsibilitiesThe Nurse Practitioner (NP) works independently and in collaboration with physicians to deliver palliative care. The NP provides palliative medical services by managing the symptoms of acute and chronic conditions, assisting with communication and coordination of care, and developing treatment plans. Care is provided at home and in other care settings which may include: outpatient clinics, hospitals, assisted living, independent living, and skilled nursing facilities. The NP orders treatments, laboratory and diagnostic services, works closely with health care agencies to coordinate palliative medical care, and approaches all patients and referral sources with a customer service manner. The NP coordinates care with patient's health care team through planning and effective communication.QualificationsRequiredMaster's Degree or higher degree in NursingOne (1+) year experience as a nurse practitioner.Licensed nurse practitioner in the state where services are provided.Certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).Authority to practice and prescribe as a nurse practitioner in the state where services are provided if prescribing is permitted by state and federal law. NP must comply with all state and federal requirements to be authorized to prescribe Schedule II drugs, such as obtaining any required collaboration agreement and DEA registration number, in those states which permit the NP to prescribe Schedule II drugs.Medicare billing privileges as a nurse practitioner.Meet physician-nurse practitioner collaborative requirements specific to the state assigned to work by the Company including, if required by applicable state law, entering into a collaborative agreement and supply a copy of all active collaborating physician agreements and any required guidelines and protocols established with or by the collaborating physician within which the NP must practice.Have insurance required by state law for nurse practitioners to practice and prescribe in the state where services are provided, or be eligible for such insurance requirements to be satisfied by group coverage with Company.Knowledge of disease specific local coverage determinant (LCD) criteria for hospice eligibility along with knowledge of CMS Face to Face regulatory requirements.Knowledge of hospice philosophy and service components.Current CPR certification.PreferredThree (3) to five (5) years total nursing experience.Geriatric primary care and/or hospice experience.Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and other payers reimbursement and coding for all levels of service - home, office, nursing home, assisted living, etc., and other applicable regulatory requirements.Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Keywords: Amedisys, East Providence , Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care, Healthcare , East Providence, Rhode Island

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