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Nurse Practitioner - Alamo Palliative & Supportive Care - Hill Country (Boerne/Kerrville)

at Hospice Partners

Posted: 11/13/2019
Job Status: PRN
Job Reference #: 1474
Keywords: nursing

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Tracking Code
1474-086
Job Description

Alamo Hospice locations in Hill Country are seeking a licensed and credentialed Nurse Practitioner to provide palliative & supportive care to our patients. The NP will provide diagnosis, treatment, consultation, and follow-up (depending on the state licensure) under the supervision of 1 or more physicians in the practice. The Nurse Practitioner provides age and specialty appropriate medical care at the level of training achieved. The Nurse Practitioner should at a minimum assess: Disease specific changes, decline or change in function, nutrition and/or cognition, inadequately controlled pain or other distressing symptoms, falls, infections or similar events, the impact of the disease burden on the patient’s condition on the patient, caregiver and/ or family’s quality of life. Demonstrates excellent observation, assessment, nursing judgment and communication skills. Ability to provide accurate written documentation in a timely manner. Self-directed with the ability to work with little supervision. Flexible and cooperative in fulfilling all obligations.

Required Skills

Ability to work within an interdisciplinary setting. Understanding of Hospice philosophy, principles of death/dying. Compliance with accepted professional standards and practices. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation that is insured in accordance with state and/or company's requirements. Demonstrate excellent observation, assessment, nursing judgment and communication skills. Ability to provide accurate written documentation in a timely manner. Self-directed with the ability to work with little supervision. Flexible and cooperative in fulfilling all obligations.

Required Experience

Graduate from an accredited school of nursing and certified as a Nurse Practitioner. Masters of Science in Nursing. Nurse Practitioner specialty in Family, Adult, Geriatric or Acute Care preferred. A minimum of two years Nurse Practitioner experience is required. Current Hospice or home health experience with pain and symptom management interventions preferred.

Job Location
Boerne, Texas, United States
Position Type
PRN