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Requisition Number 17-0083
Post Date 6/9/2017
Title Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) - Full Time
Location Center for Comprehensive Palliative Care
City Ocala
State FL
Position Type Full-Time (40 hours)
Work Hours 8a-5p
Description JOB SUMMARY:
Provides direct patient care for patients with life limiting illnesses, including history procurement, physical examination, initiation and interpretation of tests, analysis of data and the implementation, management and evaluation of Plans of Care. Makes patient visits primarily in hospitals, nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. Makes presentations to general community and medical professionals as needed. May occasionally make visits to hospital patients.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Participates in the medical management of patients with life-limiting conditions to effectively manage the Plan of Care for adult and geriatric patients in conjunction with the Palliative Care Center physicians in hospitals, assisted living facilities, nursing home and other settings.
• Utilizes expert skills in history procurement, physical examinations, initiation and interpretations of tests, analysis of data and the implementation and evaluation of Plans of Care.
• Formulates appropriate differential diagnoses and identifies actual or potential health care needs and develops the treatment plan in conjunction with the patient to maximize the health potential of the individual; developing, implementing and maintaining an individualized and holistic Plan of Care for each patient that is realistic and achievable towards outcomes of patient/family comfort and support in life limiting illness.
• Utilizes a holistic approach to assess patient needs in an on-going and timely manner, intervening appropriately and accurately based on the patient’s Plan of Care as appropriate.
• Participates in research to improve patient, staff and physician outcomes and knowledge as approved.
• Manages the Plan of Care (goals of care) for each patient based on clinical knowledge, data, patient preference and benefits to the patient. Manages each patient and appropriately and effectively delegates patient care duties to other members of the team in order to assure optimal patient outcomes.
• Provides appropriate and pertinent patient education to the patient/family according to the Plan of Care to facilitate optimal patient and family comfort and support in life limiting illness.
• Documents and communicates all required information in accordance with agency policies and procedures, accreditation, and all federal and state regulatory requirements.
• Delegates effectively and appropriately specific patient care duties to other Palliative Care Team members as applicable.
• Enhances practice and profession by consistently reading appropriate professional journals, fulfilling CEU’s and other ARNP licensing requirements.
• Serves as an advocate for palliative care and services , including making presentation in the general community and medical professionals
• Participates in internal and external medical related committees as appropriate and approved.
• Adheres to all professional standards of practice for ARNP’s.
• Ensures accurate documentation and coding for billing for palliative care/and or hospice visits.
Requirements • Master’s Degree in Nursing with a major or post-masters as a Nurse Practitioner.
• Current license to practice professional nursing in the State of Florida.
• Approval to practice as a Nurse Practitioner by the Florida Board of Nursing and the Florida Board of Medical Examiners.
• Three years experience as a Registered Nurse. Experience in an acute care or skilled nursing required
• Prior Hospice experience to understand the concept of palliative care preferred.
• Must have a valid Florida Driver’s License, maintain current auto insurance coverage and have access to a reliable automobile.
• Skills in fostering positive interpersonal relationships. Ability to accept other cultures and religious standards without imposing personal beliefs. Ability to cope with high levels of stress.
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task, handling caseload, stressful situations, and providing caring, compassionate, customer service throughout.
• Ability to operate a facsimile, copy machines, computers and other common office machines, with working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel and other software appropriate to position.
• Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations, as well as documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; stand and reach with hands and arms; to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
• Physical ability to access any home, hospital, Nursing Home, Doctor’s Office, or Assisted Living Facility.
• Ability to communicate with customers and provide feedback.
• Frequent mobility in and out of offices and buildings.
• Frequent use of hands and arms to reach, lift, carry and move objects.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.
• Possible contact with communicable diseases.
• Frequently works in outside weather conditions.
• Noise level in work environment is usually moderate.
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