Position Summary: Works in collaboration with a physician and other members of interdisciplinary team (IDT), and palliative care team, in an active practice to deliver hospice, palliative care and related health care services to patients and families.
Treats Hospice and Palliative Care patients, including treatments and other therapeutic or corrective measures, within the scope of practice. Completes comprehensive history taking, physical exams, and ordering tests, treatments and therapies for patients. Prescribes medications as delegated and licensed.
Utilizes assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation to implement IDT care plan, and serves as a resource to patients, their families and team members.
Assist in all facets of care coordination for palliative care referrals.
Prepare and maintain accurate patient records, charts and documents to support sound medical practice and reimbursement for services.
Comply with Collaborative Agreements and initiate reimbursement for services.
Assist in development and/or revisions of clinical practice guidelines and standards for hospice and palliative care.
Adhere to standards and practices of confidentiality regarding patients, families and VNA Hospice.
Provides training and continuing education to staff. Teaches and counsels family members, as well as patients.
Participates, as appropriate, in VNA Hospice educational activities, including new employee orientation and professional student clinical training and staff education programs.
Interprets Hospice and VNAGP services and programs to individuals/families and staff of other agencies.
Complies with VNAGP’s employee policies and procedures.
Complete other responsibilities as assigned.
Knowledge and Experience:
Registration as Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
One year’s experience in provision of relevant direct patient care.
Valid driver’s license, and auto insurance.
DEA license and prescriptive authority.
Master’s Degree in Nursing with focus on Nurse Practitioner training and responsibilities.
About The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia
The Visiting Nurse Association
The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia is the oldest and largest non-profit home health and hospice provider in the region, and one of the most innovative in the nation.
Founded in 1886, the VNA is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and serves over 50,000 residents of Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs each year. VNA is the larges...t “hospital without walls” in the region.
The VNA is Medicare Certified, licensed by the State of Pennsylvania, Accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).
To find out more about the VNA, contact us at 215-473-7600 or visit our website at www.vnaphilly.org.