Now Hiring Nurse Practitioner Company Overview Grace was founded in 2005 It is our belief that the delivery of hospice care can be taken to a new level of excellence by those who understand the privilege of what it means to serve the terminally ill. The privilege of serving patients at the end of life throughout New Jersey. We are dedicated to advancing the quality of hospice care in the communities that we serve. Our promise is to utilize the inherent expertise of our staff to educate consumers and serve patients and families with the highest level of dignity and grace. PURPOSE: This position will supervise, schedule, implement and evaluate the clinical operations and related activities for patients and staff of Grace Healthcare Services? clinical program of hospice care for terminally ill patients. PURPOSE: The hospice Nurse Practitioner works in collaboration with the hospice Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) and is directly accountable for making clinical judgments using independent and interdependent decision making skills. This position is pivotal in identifying the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient and family as well as working with the IDT to determine hospice appropriateness. QUALIFICATIONS: + NJ licensed registered Nurse Practitioner + Masters Degree in Nursing + A minimum of one year nursing experience + Excellent oral and written communication skills RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to): This position does not have supervisory duties + Provide consultation in palliative care, symptom management and supportive care to meet the needs of the patient as requested by the Team Leader. + Conduct face to face visits with our hospice patients to determine continued eligibility for hospice services. + Consult and coordinate with the attending physician, the hospice medical director and other members of interdisciplinary team to contribute to the patient?s plan of care. + Prepare and maintain accurate patient records, charts and documents. + Assist with the development of clinical practice guidelines/standards in support of quality palliative care as needed. + Develop and update plan of care with the IDT and others involved in the patient?s care. + Provide skilled nursing as determined by the plan of care. + Educate patient/family and other primary caregivers in appropriate care techniques. + Serve as the patient/family advocate by maintaining regular communication with attending physicians, long term care facility staff, HMO case managers and others. + Ensure and document appropriate use of medications, durable medical equipment and supplies. + Provide appropriate, coordinated care plans. + Monitor the recertification/reauthorization process. + Report necessary information to the Team Leader and other members of the IDT. + Respond to on-call issues as clinically appropriate. + Integrate quality improvement results into the established plan of care. + Participate in quality assessment and improvement activities as assigned by the Clinical Director and/or Team Leader or QAPI Manager as requested. + Participate in proactive patient calls and visits. + Develop and achieve professional growth goals and objectives, review with Supervisor on a regular basis. + Accurate documentation will be completed as outlined in the guidelines of Grace Healthcare Services, state and federal regulations. + Represent Grace Healthcare Services in a positive and professional manner. + Participates in instructional activities with Grace Healthcare Services as well as outside the Grace Healthcare Services program. + Promotes a customer service oriented approach to care & customer relationships. + Participates in customer conflict resolution. + Ensure good customer service in all interactions with peers, supervisors and customers. + Adhere to the practice of confidentiality with regard to patients, staff, customers and all aspects of the organization. + Ensure that Grace Healthcare Services best practices are incorporated into all job activities/responsibilities. + Perform other duties as necessary.