HOSPICE APRN (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse)
Masonicare - Brookfield, CT

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Masonicare Home Health & Hospice (formerly Connecticut VNA)We are visiting nurses and therapists with the latest technology and compassionate hospice care available in homes, hospitals and extended care facilities.Yes. There are still healthcare professionals who make house calls. The trusted healthcare resource chosen by more state residents than any other-is Masonicare Home Health & Hospice, sponsored by Masonicare. We're a not-for-profit healthcare provider dedicated to serving all patients with excellent, affordable, accessible care, and staffed by licensed, experienced nurses, therapists, home health aides, companions and homemakers. We currently have PER VISIT (Per Diem) opportunities for APRN's for Hospice Care in our service areas statewide. We have openings in the following areas EAST LYME AREA BROOKFIELD AREA NORWALK AREA WALLINGFORD AREA*Please contact recruitment for specific service area information POSITION SCOPE: Works with the Hospice Medical Director to gather, document, and share clinical findings to determine continued hospice eligibility. The Hospice APRN will perform the fact to face encounters for hospice patients 30 days prior to the start of the 3rd benefit period (180 days recertification) and then again every 60 days thereafter. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Work with Hospice Medical Director and the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) to ensure the provision of physical, emotional, spiritual, social and bereavement care to adult, geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal Hospice Patients and their families. 2. Assists in determining the adult, geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal patient's medical eligibility for Hospice services by visiting the patient and performing a fact to face encounter 30 days prior to the 180 day recertification and then again every 60 days thereafter. 3. Complete an attestation in writing documenting that he or she had the face to face encounter, the date of the visit, the clinical findings supporting the ongoing eligibility for Hospice services, and the fact these clinical findings were provided to the certifying physician. 4. Acts as a medical resource to the) and works in cooperation with the IDT to develop and update care plans for adult, geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal Hospice patients. 5. Acts as a resource to attending physicians, staff, adult, geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal clients and families as requested regarding pain and other symptom management to assure the patient/family needs are met. 6. Attends team meetings on a routine basis to provide consultation and direction. 7. Participates in educational programs in the community and within the agency as able and may act as a medical liaison with physicians in the community. 8. Communicates effectively and tactfully with adult, geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal clients, recognizing their age, cultural diversity, needs, abilities and physical condition. 9. Can be depended upon to report to work on-time, use time off appropriately, and complete annual education & medical requirements. 10. Performs other duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Current NP/APRN Connecticut state license. 2. Extensive and current knowledge and ability to apply Hospice concepts and philosophies to patient/family care required. 3. Maintains current Connecticut Drivers License and automobile insurance. 4. Possess reliable transportation 5. Maintains collaborative agreement with Hospice Medical Director KEY COMPETENCIES 1. Demonstrates organizational, written, and verbal skills. 2. Demonstrate experience in the care of terminally ill patients. 3. Demonstrate knowledge of and expertise in palliative care To learn more about this position, or to see a complete listing of all the opportunities available at Masonicare statewide, please visit www.masonicare.org.
CT licensed NP/APRN. Minimum 1 year clinical experience working as an APRN is required. Previous Hospice and/or Homecare experience is preferred, but is not required. _______________________________________________________ Fill out an on-line application at www.masonicare.org or e-mail a resume and cover letter to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]. Send a resume and cover letter to: MASONICARE Recruitment Center 22 Masonic Avenue P.O. Box 70 Wallingford, CT 06492 Fax: 203-679-3052Equal Opportunity Employer

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