The Nurse Practitioner performs physical examinations and preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines and instructions of physician.
Records physical findings, and formulates plan and prognosis, based on patient's condition.
Discusses case with physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan.
Prescribes or recommends drugs or other forms of treatment.
Monitors and maintains progress of patients and reports progress to supervising physician.
Has the ability to work collaboratively with hospice employees and volunteers as part of an IDT.
Qualified candidates must have a minimum of (2) years experience in hospice, home health or community health in the past five (5) years.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to assist in lifting and transferring patients as required.
Lift objects in excess of 20 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
The employee will be required to stand or walk in excess of one hour per day, talk, hear, sit, stoop, kneel and crouch as needed.
Requires completion of accredited Nurse Practitioner program.
State licensure is also required.
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Internal Number: 4097
About VITAS Healthcare
VITAS® Healthcare, a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs) operates 47 hospice programs in 14 states and the District of Columbia. (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin). VITAS employs 12,078 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily, primarily in the patients’ homes, but also in the company’s 28 inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities for the elderly. At the conclusion of the second quarter of 2019, VITAS reported an average daily census of 18,845.