Nurse Practitioner, Full Time, Variable-Day Shift - Pleasant Hill, California -

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Pleasant Hill , California, 94523

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NURSE PRACTITIONER The Nurse Practitioner (NP) works as part of the hospice interdisciplinary team to provide primary care for hospice patients and their families. The NP scope of responsibility includes clinical practice, education, consultation, and research. This includes assisting with the development of individualized plans of care which align with best practices as well as patient care goals. The NP may work in the home care environment (home, SNF, RCFE, ALF) as well as our own in-patient facility, Bruns House. Reporting directly to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the NP may work under the direct supervision of an assigned physician. DESCRIPTION Hospice East Bay provides compassionate end-of-life services to terminally ill patients in our community, while offering emotional, spiritual, logistical and bereavement support for their families and caregivers. Our vision is to build a diverse workplace that is both professionally stimulating and personally satisfying—an environment of collaboration, celebration, opportunity and growth. JOB FUNCTIONS • Serves as primary clinician (under supervision of designated hospice physician) for patients who enroll in hospice without an assigned clinician. • Serves as a member of the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team and participates in development of a comprehensive plan of care for patients served. • Performs home visits as required (alternating months with MD if patient is a Skilled Nursing Facility, SNF, resident; otherwise initial visit, face to face and then as needed for symptom management). • Documents in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) indication for, and context of all patient encounters according to HEB documentation standards as well as Medicare COPs. (supports level of care) • Performs home visits when physician/NP level visit is needed or upon request, for patients with another clinician as the primary clinician of record. • Provides telephone and on-site consultations to clinical/nursing staff regarding patient care and appropriate administrative issues as needed during scheduled hours or PRN on-call. • Reviews patient records at time of recertification, performs recertification visit and completes appropriate documentation when requested by hospice Medical Director/CMO. • Performs initial and on-going medication reviews with appropriate documentation as directed by hospice Medical Director/CMO. • Provides call coverage for adult hospice homecare, SNF, RCFE, ALF, Bruns patients as assigned by Medical Director/CMO. Position Requirements • Knowledge of Medicare regulations/Conditions of Participation (COP) in the four levels of hospice care as they pertain to NP scope of practice within the hospice setting; • Excellent knowledge of fundamentals of pain and symptom management; excellent interpersonal and communication skills, demonstration of organizational skills and ability to efficiently manage schedule; • Must have the ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with professionals and lay groups; • Must be a team player to work collaboratively with Medical Staff Team and as part of the HEB interdisciplinary group. • Willingness to focus on hospice philosophy as it pertains to patient care delivery and to individualize the hospice care plan for each patient served by HEB: demonstrate flexibility, critical thinking and the ability to discuss news that is difficult to hear, with patients and their families. Benefits Hospice East Bay is committed to providing a comprehensive benefits and compensation package for our employees. Our health benefits include 100% employer-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision care, as well as an HSA program for out-of-pocket medical expenses. Additional benefits include an employer-matched retirement plan (up to $2,000 annually), generous paid time off, educational assistance, Life/AD&D coverage, a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program, and convenient discounts on many services, including gym memberships, dry cleaning, produce delivery, mobile phone service, and automotive care. TO APPLY: Visit

Job Requirements

• Knowledge of Medicare regulations/Conditions of Participation (COP) in the four levels of hospice care as they pertain to NP scope of practice within the hospice setting;


Pleasant Hill, California , 94523

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Hospice of the East Bay

Date Posted

Oct 23rd, 2019

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