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JOB TYPE: Full Time
JOB LEVEL: All Levels
TRAVEL: Home Health & Hospice Only
Paid Time Off Holidays, sick days, leaves of absence
Continuing Education Tuition Reimbursement and Professional
Corporate Discount and Perks Exclusive pricing and discounts at
a variety of retailers
Responsibilities Job ID SCAH-2011538 Date Posted 08/05/2020
Location Santa Rosa, California Schedule/Shift Full Time/ Day
The Hospice nurse practitioner functions independently as an
advanced nursing professional, assessing the patient to identify
Hospice care needs, creates and modifies a plan of care, makes
appropriate referrals, provides patient and family education,
monitors patient status, and evaluates the effectiveness of the
established plan of care. The Hospice nurse practitioner serves as
a resource for medical and nursing staff and works collaboratively
to develop and implement Hospice programs in a variety of settings.
With the patient/family, and other members of the interdisciplinary
care team, the Hospice nurse practitioner provides evidence-based
physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual/existential care
to individuals and families experiencing life-limiting progressive
illness. The goal of Hospice nursing is to promote the patient's
quality of life through the relief of suffering along the illness
trajectory, through the death of the patient, and into the
bereavement period of the family.
• Other Graduate from an approved nursing program with current
licensure in the State of California as a Nurse Practitioner
• Master's Preferred
Licensures and Certifications
• Basic Life Support Certification - BLS Required
• Nurse Practioner - NP Thus conforms to and has met the
requirements of the California BRN Title 16 Section 1482.
• Automobile Insurance - INSURANCE Required
• Driver License, Valid and in State - DL NUMBER Required
• Nurse Practitioner Furnishing - NPF Required
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support - ACLS Required
• Other Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
License/Registration Certificate Required
• Five (5) years of experience as adult Nurse Practitioner
Minimum of one (1) year of experience or education in palliative
care management and or Hospice care Required
Skills and Knowledge
• Knowledge Possess critical thinking skills, in-depth
knowledge of clinical disease entities common to hospice and
palliative care including the pathophysiology, disease progression,
pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities for
palliative care, in-depth knowledge of the hospice philosophy, the
Medicare hospice benefit, Conditions of Participation, and Local
Coverage Determinations under the Medicare Fiscal Intermediary and
• Demonstrated clinical assessment skills.
• Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
both oral and written.
• Must have the ability to function independently and as a
member of an interdisciplinary team; ability to exercise
independently sound clinical judgment in planning and providing
patient care; ability to recognize the special needs of hospice
patients and others including family, friends, caregivers in the
• Ability to communicate with patients, family, friends,
and caregivers, in an effective, mature, caring manner.
• Ability to maintain effective and harmonious working
relations with internal and external customers.
• Must be proficient in utilizing technology such as
cellular phones, Smartphone or PDAs, laptop computers and have
strong computer skills.
This position may regularly work, store, prepare, receive,
unpack, transport, dispose of, or administer drug(s) identified as
hazardous, or potentially hazardous, by the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for purposes of USP 800.
Organization: Sutter Care at Home
Employee Status: Regular
Position Status: Exempt
Job Shift: Day
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: Other
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80
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