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Nurse Practitioner

Company: Traditions Health, LLC
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Primary functions are to assist in overseeing the clinical care and treatment of patients and families; to consult with the patients' attending physician, in consultation with the hospice physician; provide clinical direction to the Interdisciplinary Team to assure quality care.

Job Qualifications:

Education: Graduate of an accredited Diploma, Associate or Baccalaureate School of Nursing.

Experience: Two years experience as an APN, clinical care setting preferred; hospice or home health preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Nursing skills as defined as generally accepted standards of practice
  • Comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology, palliative care, and end-of-life
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Proof of Hepatitis consent/declination

    Transportation: Reliable transportation and valid and current auto insurance.

    Environmental and Working Conditions:

    Works in patients' homes in various conditions; possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids and infectious diseases; the ability to work a flexible schedule; the ability to travel locally; some exposure to unpleasant weather; PRN emergency call.

    Physical and Mental Effort:

    Prolonged standing and walking required, with the ability to lift up to 50 lbs and move patients. Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patient needs, and to make quick decisions and resource acquisition; meet patient/family individualized psycho social needs. Requires hand- eye coordination and manual dexterity.

    Essential Functions:
    • Collaborates with the IDT in assuring appropriate evaluation and palliative treatment of terminal disease.
    • Consults with and assists in the IDT's development of patient/family plan of care to assure quality care is provided.
    • Consults with and educates the patient/family regarding disease process, self-care techniques, end-of-life care. Provides training to other staff as needed.
    • Performs and documents visits to patient/family based on plan of care and patient/family need.
    • Interacts with attending and consulting physicians as necessary regarding palliative care, in collaboration with hospice physician.
    • Consults with and provides education to other IDT members on a prn basis for clinical issues relating to palliation
    • Actively participates in the IDT. Communicates effectively, timely, and appropriately at all times.
    • Informs physicians and other personnel of changes in the patient's needs and outcomes of intervention, while evaluating patient/family response to care.
    • Completes face-to-face encounters with patients, as assigned, prior to 3rd benefit period and each period afterwards.
    • Provides clinical assessment results to hospice physician after making face-to-face encounters with patients, as assigned.
    • Uses standard precautions at all times, and per agency policy.
    • Adheres to agency policies regarding protected health information.
    • Keeps up with and maintains education/knowledge in pharmacology and palliative medicine
    • Provides on-call services to patients/families as assigned.

      Compensation Range:
      $111,600.00 - $136,400.00

      Traditions' Health aspires to maintain a market competitive, internally equitable, and performance-based rewards program in order to attract, retain, and motivate employees. This philosophy includes to pay commensurate with experience, skills, competencies, and individual performance.

      Equal Employment Opportunity:

      Traditions Health is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination of any kind based on race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or any other legally protected characteristic.

      Traditions Health Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy:

      Pursuant to the CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Final Rule effective February 14, 2022 Traditions Health is required to have policies and procedures in place to ensure all facility staff, regardless of clinical responsibility or resident contact (Home health and hospice employees, Licensed practitioners, Students, trainees, and volunteers; and Individuals who provide care, treatment, or other services for the home health and hospice and/or its patients, under contract or by other arrangement), are either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have been granted a qualifying religious or medical exemption. All applicants to whom an offer of employment is made, shall be required, as a condition of employment, to either be fully vaccinated by their start date, or approved for a medical or religious exemption. The policies and procedures specified do not apply to staff who exclusively provide telehealth or telemedicine services, and staff who provide support services for the home health and hospice agencies that are performed exclusively outside of the settings where home health and hospice services are directly provided to patients and who do not have any direct contact with patients, families, and caregivers, and other staff. For questions related to this policy, please contact our talent acquisition team.

Keywords: Traditions Health, LLC, Bakersfield , Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Bakersfield, California

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