Perform Hospice Face-to-Face (FTF) Encounter for recertification as required for hospice patients prior to the start of the third (3rd) benefit period and all subsequent recertification. Assess, diagnose and treat minor health problems. Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment and counsel patients. May prescribe medication and practice as dictated in collaboration agreement with physician, which has been approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing (ABN) and the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners.
- Must possess a minimum of a degree as a Registered Nurse and be board certified by the ANCC or AMC or other recognized credentialing agency approved by the ABN.
Must possess and maintain certification as a nurse practitioner in the specialty consistent with nurse practitioner education from a national certification body recognized by the ABN.
At least two (2) years nursing experience with a minimum of one (1) year of hospice and supervisory experience.
Must possess a collaborative practice agreement with the hospice physician.
Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or Company requirements and is in good working order.
Must hold a current and valid CPR certification.
Complies with acceptable professional standards and practice.
Demonstrates good communication and management skills.
Must be able to relate positively and favorably to the patients, families and outside agencies and to work cooperatively with other employees.
Must be capable of performing the essential job functions of this position with or without accommodations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Examine patients during the FTF Encounter to gather and document clinical findings to determine continuing hospice eligibility.
Obtain, compile and record patient medical data including health history, progress notes and results of physical examination and share clinical findings with the hospice physicians and IDG Team.
Attest in writing that that the FTF Encounter occurred, including the patient name and date of the visit.
Administer(s) order(s) and interpret diagnostic test(s), such as, but not limited to x-rays, electrocardiogram and laboratory data as necessary for palliation and to determine hospice eligibility.
Prescribe therapy or medication as regulated under collaborative practice agreement.
Perform therapeutic procedures such as, but not limited to, immunizations, suturing, wound care and infection management within the scope of practice regulated by the ABN.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Understand, comply with, and promote rules regarding patient’s rights.
Routinely collaborate with Medical Director/Associate Hospice Physician, Collaborating Physician.
Follow Collaborative Practice Agreement as approved by the ABN and the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners.
Adhere to all of the Company’s policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned.