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Hospice of the Valley Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care House Call in Phoenix, Arizona

Hospice of the Valley is a national leader in hospice care and has been serving the Phoenix metropolitan area since 1977. A mission-driven, not-for-profit organization, Hospice of the Valley employs compassionate, skilled professionals who are committed to excellence, enjoy teamwork and contribute daily to our mission and culture of caring. Team members experience a friendly, supportive atmosphere, leadership support, autonomy, flexibility and the privilege of doing meaningful, rewarding work.

Position Profile

We are seeking an experienced nurse practitioner for our well-established House Calls practice designed to care for chronically ill homebound patients. Nurse Practitioners provide holistic, comprehensive medical care to patients requiring complex care in their homes. . In addition to overseeing primary care for a panel of continuity patients, the Nurse Practitioner may also be asked to conduct palliative care consultations that address pain and symptom management, clarification of patient and family goals and the promotion of quality of life. A background in geriatrics, palliative, or hospice care would be advantageous. Care delivery can take place in patient homes, skilled nursing facilities and group homes.

Responsibilities

§ Provides expert end-of-life medical resource support in consultation with HOV Medical Director.

§ Develops and maintains therapeutic relationships.

§ Conducts comprehensive assessments.

§ Plans care and intervenes effectively.

§ Provides effective pain/symptom assessment and management.

§ Promotes patient safety.

§ Facilitates smooth transition between care environments.

§ Provides effective patient/family/caregiver/caregiver teaching.

§ Supports the death/dying process.

§ Manages end-of-life ethical issues effectively.

§ Collaborates in providing patient care.

§ Creates timely and accurate documentation.

§ Utilizes resources effectively and efficiently.

§ Adheres to scope of practice/HOV standards and facilitates continuously improved processes/services.

§ Maintains and enhances professional skills.

§ Adheres to high standards of personal and professional conduct.

Minimum Qualifications

§ Graduate of accredited Nurse Practitioner program.

§ Current Arizona Nurse Practitioner licensure in good standing.

§ Minimum one year of recent experience in medical, surgical or critical care as a professional nurse.

§ Strong clinical assessment skills.

§ Knowledge of and ability to apply nursing process.

§ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

§ Solution driven, creative and resourceful problem solving skills.

§ Skilled in organizing and prioritizing work.

§ Proficient computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications

§ Previous hospice or oncology experience.

§ Knowledge of the death/dying and bereavement process.

§ CHPN certification.

Hospice of the Valley offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits that include medical, dental and vision plans, generous paid time off, a matching 401k, tuition assistance, an award winning wellness program and a host of employee recognition and rewards. Employees also receive comprehensive orientation, training and resources.

Hospice of the Valley is an equal employment opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V

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