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Hospice Nurse Practitioner

Company: Gundersen Health System
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Hospice NP will provide care for Gundersen Health System Hospice patients in collaboration with the Hospice Medical Director, as well as other providers and members of the care team. They will perform patient exams, obtain histories, develop assessments and plans, and implement appropriate plans of care. Primary focus is placed on the quality of life and interdisciplinary needs of patients and families who are faced with progressive disease and end of life processes. Care is provided to patients wherever they are, i.e. hospital, clinic, nursing home, and home settings. The NP is an educator within the organization regarding pain and symptom management and the support of patients/families at the end of life. Patient and family education and counseling are also inherent in hospice care. Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job

  • Assesses present and potential needs of patient and family
  • Review Plan of Care with patient, family, physician, IDG and evaluate and/or modify as needed
  • Provide leadership in care coordination at IDG, 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
  • Provide leadership in care coordination, communication to all team
  • Attend IDG meetings regularly with face-to-face documentation completed
  • Demonstrate continuous development of clinical expertise and current knowledge of hospice processes
  • Demonstrate expertise in the function of a nurse practitioner
  • Supervise and teach patient and care providers in disease process, treatment plan, and comfort measures. Evaluate patient, family, and caregiver comprehension and response to treatment plan, and modify as needed
  • Provide direct nursing measures, appropriate, effective symptom management, documents interventions, including medication orders and physician interaction as appropriate
  • Document pertinent information clearly, accurately, and promptly, according to Hospice standards
  • Communicate with Case Manager prior to IDG meeting for recertifications --This position is open to Clinic Nurse Specialists, Nurse Practitioners who have appropriate training and experience. This position will be outpatient only with the schedule being Monday thru Friday. There are no scheduled night shifts however occasional nighttime work can be expected depending on various pain management and end of life care needs. This position will require a Outpatient Palliative/Hospice call rotation. --Work Experience: - Required: 3+ years in clinical nursing or direct patient care, preferably in acute care settings, oncology, med-surg, or another related field. - Desired: Experience in acute and chronic pain management as well as research, data collection and analysis. --Here are some highlights:
    • Our Hospice service at Gundersen collaborates closely with our upstream outpatient palliative care clinic and inpatient palliative care; care is provided across the continuum of patient needs in various settings with a team approach
    • The service provides symptom control expertise, decisional support, and comprehensive care for patients with advanced disease
    • We seek to expand our comprehensive Hospice care access and services
    • Hospice team provides 24/7 service
    • Our Hospice care team is supported within the system by a robust multidisciplinary team including spiritual care, social services, nursing case managers, home health aides and more who meet daily M-F.
    • Gundersen is a Teaching Hospital with opportunity for protected Research time
    • Gundersen is the first known health system in the nation to meet its energy needs exclusively with renewable energy
    • Competitive salary, retirement plan, Loan Forgiveness and CME funding! Gundersen is an award winning, physician-led, integrated healthcare system employing 900+ clinicians, and serving nearly 600,000 members of our region. Our mission is to distinguish ourselves through excellence in patient care, education, research and improved health in the communities we serve. A rewarding practice and an excellent quality of life awaits. La Crosse is a historic, vibrant city nestled between bluffs and the legendary Mississippi River. La Crosse boasts some of the best outdoor recreation, excellent schools including three universities, affordable housing in safe neighborhoods, an endless variety of live entertainment and breathtaking beauty, making this a great place to call home. Must have completed an accredited program and be eligible to obtain a license to practice in our multi-state region with no restrictions or limitations. Advanced practice clinicians work under the direct supervision of a physician. Clinician staff may need to provide outreach service as part of their role in the system. Teaching students, residents, fellows or clinical staff is cornerstone to our Medical Education philosophy and an expectation of all clinicians. Around here, loving your job is part of the job. At Gundersen Health System, we've made it a priority to enrich the lives of our employees as they find a career they love. Using each employee's unique talents and passions, Gundersen is committed to delivering exceptional patient and family-centered care to the communities we serve. Enrich every life with us, and the life that is enriched could ultimately be yours.
      • Physician-led, integrated healthcare system
      • 325-bed medical center
      • 65+ regional clinics and hospitals
      • 5 affiliate critical access hospitals
      • 8,000+ employees serving more than 21 counties in Western Wisconsin, Southeast Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa

Keywords: Gundersen Health System, La Crosse , Hospice Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , La Crosse, Wisconsin

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