Nurse Practitioner (NP), Hospice - Outpatient - PD/Days

SMMC-SMMC Hospital
Per Diem
Day Job
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Nurse Practitioner

Purpose Statement / Position Summary

This position will be responsible for the care of patients requiring an attending physician while on hospice service. The NP care will be coordinated with the Hospice Medical Director. The NP is defined as an RN who is permitted to perform such services as legally authorized to perform under the review and signature of the Hospice Medical Director in accordance with the CA state law and regulatory mechanisms. Medical services provided must be reasonable and necessary, be included in the plan of care and must be services that, in the absence of the NP would be performed by a Hospice Physician.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job

  • Assesses present and potential needs of patient and family
  • Review Plan of Care with patient, family, physician, IDT and evaluate and/or modify as needed
  • Provides leadership in care coordination at IDT, demonstrating expertise in the function of a Nurse Practitioner
  • Complete all Face to Face and recertification visits as well as documentation in a timely manner per Medicare standards
  • Manage symptoms and teach patient/family care management
  • Follow company policies, procedures and directives
  • Interact in a positive and constructive manner
  • Prioritize and multitask


  • Minimum 3 year�s relevant experience as aRegistered Nursein an acute care setting. Home Health, Oncology, and/or Hospice experience preferred
  • Effective problem solving skills; good interpersonal and communication skills; ability to relate to a variety of health professionals in different settings
  • EMR experience


  • Current RN license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing
  • Current Nurse Practitioner Certification in the state of CA
  • BLS issued by the American Heart Association
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Certification preferred
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