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Nurse Practitioner (APP)- Northern Virginia-PRN

Company: Aspire Health
Location: Washington
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Job Description:

Aspire Health is the nation---s leading non-hospice community-based palliative care provider. Aspire specializes in providing an extra layer of support to patients facing a serious illness through an ambitious palliative care program focused on caring for patients in their homes and outpatient clinics. Aspire---s clinicians are experts in providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness; helping patients and caregivers navigate the healthcare system; guiding patients and caregivers through difficult and complex treatment choices; and providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. Our core values are Clinical Excellence, Compassion, Teamwork, and Going the Extra Mile!--Our Nurse Practitioners play a vital role at Aspire --- and this is an ideal choice for the individual who has the passion, devotion, and desire to impact the lives of the patients and families we serve in palliative care.-- Our NPs collaborate with our Lead Physicians, the patient---s other physicians and providers, and their family members to develop complex plans of care in accordance with the patient---s health status and overall goals and values.-- Aspire has a network of support in our Patient Care Center, which enables us to provide a comprehensive network of clinical and non-clinical support to you.-- In addition, our NPs take part in weekly interdisciplinary team meetings, call schedules and scheduled in-service and education sessions.A successful candidate will be Family or Adult Nurse Practitioner with appropriate certification and licensure (required).-- Importantly, our NPs have a distinct enthusiasm and compassion for our patients and their families, and understand how our palliative care delivery model can meet the needs of so many individuals.------Previous experience in home-based services, complex cases and/or palliative care is preferred; some bedside hospital, oncology, ER or ICU experience (preferred).-- Possession of DEA registration or eligibility (required), CPR certification (required).----As our NPs need to have a reliable automobile, valid driver---s license and minimum state required liability auto insurance, and you are reimbursements for mileage as you travel in personal vehicle to scheduled appointments.-- Excellent oral and written communication skills to ensure that each of your interactions with patients, family caregivers, clinicians, and team members is effective and meaningful.You---ll be providing the Aspire services in home settings, traveling within your designated territory to provide excellent care to a small number of patients daily.-- This means you will develop and implement clinical plans of care for adult patients facing chronic and complex conditions (e.g., co-morbid medical and mental health diagnoses, limited personal resources, chronic medical conditions).-- You will gather history and physical exam and diagnostics as needed, and then develop and implement treatment plans given the patient---s goals of care and current conditions.-- An essential element of the role is the ability to meet the patient---s and family---s physical and psychosocial needs with support and input from the Aspire inter-disciplinary team.------Our NPs educate patients and families about medication usage, side effects, illness progression, diet and nutrition, medical adherence and crisis anticipation and prevention.-- Each day, you will be in contact with other Aspire clinical team members, patients--- other physicians and patients--- other medical providers to coordinate optimal care and resources for the patient and his or her family --- in a timely basis and consistent with state--regulations and Aspire Health standards and policy.--You---ll be supported along the way by our Patient Care Center, which provides another layer of interaction with the patient and patient families, and provides our NP---s clinical and non-clinical administrative support.-- Each day, you---ll maintain patient medical records and medical documentation consistent with state--regulations and Aspire Health standards and policy through our EMR system.-- Participate in continuing education as required by the state Board of Nursing. --Prescribe medication as permitted by the state Board of Nursing.-- Other related duties as deemed necessary.

Keywords: Aspire Health, Washington DC, Nurse Practitioner (APP)- Northern Virginia-PRN, Healthcare, Washington, DC

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