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Full-time, Part-time
74 School House Road Ste 104, Danville, PA 17821
Updated 16 days ago
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Company Overview

Geisinger Hospice is hiring a PRN Nurse Practitioner for the Danville area.
LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people. 

Essential Functions

  • Makes face-to-face encounter visits within prescribed time limits to qualifying Hospice patients and reports clinical findings to the Hospice Medical Director
  • Consults with the Hospice Medical Director as needed, informs primary physician of recommended services and collaborates with other physicians as needed.
  • Initiates and coordinates the plan of care. Documents problems, appropriate goals, interventions and patient/family response to hospice care. Collaborates with the patient/family, attending physician and other members of the IDG in providing patient and family care.
  • Instructs and supervises the patient/family in self-care techniques when appropriate.
  • Maintains accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding the patient's condition. Reports patient condition and any identified needs/issues to Administrator and Hospice Medical Director.
  • Can supervise and evaluate the home health aides/homemaker's ability to perform assigned duties.
  • Orders diagnostics/treatments as needed after collaboration with Hospice care and referring physicians.
  • Participates in LHC Connect and completes all required assigned educational modules on-line.
  • Educates facility staff, co-workers and the community on all aspects of Hospice & Palliative care and the services provided.
  • Participates in Interdisciplinary Group Meeting (IDG) regarding patient care.
  • Participates in the QAPI plan and process.
  • Assists in development of clinical practice guidelines/standards in support of quality palliative and hospice care as requested by supervisor.
  • Prescribes medications including controlled substances to the extent delegated and licensed and after collaboration with Hospice care team and referring physician.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate patient records, charts and documents to support the medical practice and reimbursement for services provided.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

Experience Requirements
  • Minimum of five years nursing experience; clinical nursing care in oncology, hospice, geriatrics, intensive care preferred
License Requirements
  • Current certification as a clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner in the state of practice.
  • Current certification by a national body such as ANCC, NBCHPN, or AANP.
  • Current driver's license and vehicle insurance, access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.
  • Current CPR certification required.
License Desired
  • Palliative Care ARNP preferred.
Skill Requirements
  • Knowledgeable regarding the interdisciplinary team concept

Equal Opportunity Employer – vets, disability.

Posting ID: 662473020 Posted: 2021-10-06 Job Title: Nurse Practitioner