Nurse Practitioner

Lake Charles, LA Full-time

The Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive hospice services in collaboration with the attending physician or medical director to provide hospice care through the evaluation and assessment of the health history.

 

Nothing inspires a person more than bringing care and coordination to patients and their families who are facing end of life care.  We offer a supportive work environment where faith, excellence, compassion, respect and integrity are an essential part of our company culture.  Make a difference in patients’ lives today, as well as in your own career. Come grow with us. 

 

 About Us:

Heart of Hospice was founded in 2007 and currently provides care to patients via 12 agencies throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. We provide excellent training, innovative technology, competitive benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow.  Be a part of the team that is transforming end of life care in our Greater New Orleans area.

 

The Position:

The Nurse Practitioner is a registered professional nurse with advanced graduate education and clinical training who provides comprehensive hospice services in compliance with the state Nurse Practice Act and under the supervision of a collaborating physician. The NP may in collaboration with the attending physician or medical director provide hospice care through the evaluation and assessment of the health history, health promotion, diagnosing medical conditions, and management of health problems by directing and developing the plan of care, prescribing medications or treatments, coordinating and collaborating with patients, families and other healthcare practitioners. Under the supervision of a physician, the nurse practitioner visits patients, completes physical assessments, performs face to face assessments and evaluates hospice eligibility as assigned in consultation with the hospice interdisciplinary team.

 

The Requirements:

  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing and accredited Nurse Practitioner Program.
  • Current nursing licensure in the state in good standings with no restrictions.
  • Maintains current CPR certification.
  • Master's degree with a minimum of one (1) year Nurse Practitioner experience and a minimum of one (1) year hospice or palliative care experience.
  • Accreditation from an approved certifying body for advanced practice nursing as required by State.
  • Certification in a specialist area preferred; (e.g. Hospice and Palliative Nursing (CHPN), Pediatrics or Geriatrics).
  • Collaborative agreement with the hospice medical director completed and filed with the state licensing board.

 Why Should I Apply:

  • Excellent benefits
  • Competitive healthcare package
  • 401k match
  • Eligible for paid holidays and PTO from date of hire
  • EAP program
  • Supportive team environment
  • Growth and advancement opportunities

 Website: www.heartofhospice.net