Envision Healthcare


    Job Locations US-MI-Grand Blanc
    Company Ascension At Home
    Requisition ID
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  • Overview

    The Nurse Practitioner collaborates with the interdisciplinary hospice team in the development of the comprehensive plan of care, assessment of patients, and participation in the identification of eligibility for Hospice Medicare Benefit.  The Nurse Practitioner collaborates with the Hospice Medical Director.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Active participation in meeting agency customer satisfaction goals.
    • Create predictability for patients by following standard practices and using KEY WORDS AT KEY TIMES to decrease caregiver anxiety.
    • Promote AHAH by always putting the patient first.
    • Provides consultation, problem solving, guidance and education to the hospice and home health teams as needed to assure optimal palliative care for patients and families.
    • Engages in immediate, frequent collaboration with the Medical Director to share patient progress and plans of care, as well as active problem solving.
    • Collaborates with the Attending Physician as needed to maintain an effective plan of care that produces excellent outcomes for the patient and family.
    • Promote a positive culture among and across the hospice team.
    • Promote teamwork and shared responsibility for attaining the agency mission and vision.
    • Actively engage in QAPI initiatives and compliance activities.
    • Take part in professional development to maintain qualifications for role; completes CBTs in a timely manner.
    • Conducts face-to-face assessments for recertification and readmission as necessary. The Nurse Practitioner evaluates clinical evidence for eligibility and provides this information to the Medical Director and hospice team.  While the Nurse Practitioner provides information and summary, the Medical Director makes the determination of and writes the certification/recertification of terminal illness.
    • Assists the hospice team in the development of the comprehensive assessment of patients and families.
    • Communicates and collaborates with the Medical Director and obtains their input in the care of patients/families.
    • Occasionally provides medical services for hospice patients as directed by the hospice team when the primary provider is unavailable or wishes for Nurse Practitioner support.
    • Provides input in the definition and measurement of meaningful outcomes that assess effectiveness of interventions and medications.
    • Readily offers suggestions that promote continuous improvement of outcomes and the safe provision of care.
    • Assures that all elements of performance meet the Medicare Hospice Conditions of Participation.
    • Maintain productivity standards.
    • Promote efficiency in use of supplies and visit utilization including mileage.
    • Assures appropriate medical care to achieve clinical and financial outcomes.
    • Is an ambassador for the agency in daily encounters with referral sources.
    • Promote positive relationships with contracted facilities.
    • Adheres to all company policies and procedures.
    • Adherence to and compliance with information systems security is everyone’s responsibility. It is the responsibility of every computer user to: Know and follow Information Systems security policies and procedures. Attend Information Systems security training, when offered. Report information systems security problems.


    Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications:



    • Master’s Degree in Nursing.
    • Current state Registered Nurse licensure.
    • Nurse Practitioner certified (or ability to sit for certification exam within three (3) months) through ANA or equivalent.
    • Current state Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber certified or eligible for certification.
    • Possess valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and access to automobile.
    • Must be CPR certified.


    • Five years nursing experience
    • Previous experience working as an Advance Practice Nurse.
    • Experience in Palliative Care and/or Hospice preferred.


    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Comprehensive knowledge and skills in current nursing practice, and the ability to work with a high level of autonomy and independence.


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