- Assess, treat, solve problems, counsel, and educate HospiceCare and palliative care patients, utilizing advanced assessment and evaluation techniques.
- Provides coverage for hospital palliative care service at the discretion of the HospiceCare/Palliative Care Medical Director and Director of Palliative Care.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Graduate from an approved school of professional nursing.
- Requires the successful completion of an accredited University-affiliated Nurse Practitioner Program.
- Current unrestricted WV license to practice as a registered nurse with advanced practice designation.
- Must have two (2) years of practice in the Nurse Practitioner Role.
- Must maintain an active driver’s license and auto insurance.
Physical Demands / Work Environment:
Must be able to travel to and access patient homes where conditions may be adverse due to weather, environment or patients’ lifestyles. Must be able to continuously stand and walk, frequently squat, climb stairs, bend to the floor, reach over the shoulder, kneel, twist, sit, lift/transfer patients*, and remain in uncomfortable positions for prolonged periods of time. (*A patient lift is generally supportive in nature. A total patient lift function is outside of the normal work requirement) Must have visual acuity sufficient to continuously note changes in patient condition (breathing, color, skin integrity) and to read a thermometer, sphygmomanometer dial, and other instruments. Must have hearing acuity sufficient to auscultate BP, hear verbal instructions and communication from clients, respond to emergency alarms, and answer the telephone. Must be able to concentrate on moderate details with frequent interruptions, attend to specific functions for 10-25 minutes, remember multiple tasks and assignments over an 8-12 hour period, and understand and relate specific ideas and concepts. Must be able to deal effectively with stress, patients and their families, multiple tasks, noise, interruptions, and emotional loss, and to work cooperatively with other members of the interdisciplinary team while maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor.