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Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care

Responsibilities
Provides medical care to pediatric palliative care patients under the direction of the Medical Director(s).

  • Monitors the quality of pain and symptom management provided to the patients
  • Provides medical expertise on pain and symptom management to clinical staff
  • Interacts with attending physicians as needed regarding pain and symptom management issues, issues involving patient prognosis, and coordination of care
  • Makes palliative care visits to VNA patients and other patients as directed.
  • Provides support to Medical Directors with On Call support to After Hours Staff as needed for Pediatric Patients.
  • Remains current on clinical standards of practice in pediatric palliative care; promotes evidence based practice.

Represents and educates the values and mission of the hospice program among colleagues and the medical community at large

Provides clinical direction and mentorship to pediatric palliative staff

Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge, experience and expertise in pediatric palliative care.
  • Licensed as Nurse Practitioner in MA and NH
  • Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain relationships within the medical community.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player and function as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

To apply contact Jennie Felice: jdifelice@homehealthfoundation.org

$2,500 sign on bonus.

Posted 6 January 2017


DIRECTOR, REGIONAL HOSPICE CARE

$10,000 Retention Bonus

The Visiting Nurse and Hospice for VT and NH, located in White River Junction, VT in the beautiful Upper Valley of NH and VT, in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is opening a state of the art inpatient facility designed to deliver best in class patient and family centered care. The director of the Regional Hospice Care program is responsible for developing innovative models of care delivery and for leadership of the regional Hospice program. We seek a dynamic nurse-leader who can partner with senior leadership in both organizations to promote an environment of collaborative excellence in our regional hospice program.

The ideal candidate will have highly evolved clinical, administrative and interpersonal skills, be experienced in leading change and able to work collaboratively to co-create the care environment that reflects current best practice and transforms end of life care. The position is director for the community based hospice as well and the inpatient facility.

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) degree required.
  • MSN or MBA preferred

Licensure and Certification:

  • Registered Nurse licensed or license eligible in NH and VT.
  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse required.

Experience Required:

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience with Hospice in a progressive management position.

Skills/Abilities Required:

  • Effective communication and managerial skills.
  • Able to mentor and motivate.
  • Superior problem solving, conflict resolution, negotiation, patient and stakeholder excellence.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote Hospice philosophy and practice.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work individually and as a member of a team.
  • Must meet essential requirements for direct service staff.
  • Background in quality improvement methodology preferred.

Contact: Holly Amoth
Email: EmailHR@vnavnh.org
Phone: 888.300.8853

Posted 20 December 2016


Hospice Medical Social Worker (Licensed) - MSW Masters level

Apply at: https://amedisys.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=16006885

Contact: amy.marion@amedisys.com

Why Join the Amedisys Family?

We are a growing company that values and rewards our team members, recognizes your special skills and experience and offers opportunities for growth. Join more than 14,000 team members who help change lives every day and share a mission of delivering high quality home health, hospice and private duty care at home.

Unique clinical environment:
Offer social service support to patients and families one-on-one in their home environment during end-of-life

Culture of teamwork:
Shine on your own, contribute and support a highly collaborative team

Ongoing support:
Continuing education, training, tuition assistance and more

Clinical distinction:
High-level clinical services with outstanding outcomes

Advancement:
Goal planning and opportunities to develop skills for higher level positions

Healthcare leader:
Progressive, stable company with 30 years of experience in delivering care at home

If you’re looking for a home where you can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and pursue your goals for the future, join our team.

Schedule: Per Diem

Primary Location: United States-New Hampshire-Londonderry

Organization: Hospice

What You Will Do:
As a Medical Social Worker (MSW) for Amedisys hospice, you will have the opportunity to assist and counsel patients and their family one on one with health related financial, social and emotional concerns. Your work will include assisting the physician and other members of the patient care team to understand the significance of social and emotional factors to develop an appropriate plan related to the terminally ill patient’s care.

      • Assess and reassess social and emotional factors in order to help the patient and family to cope with problems of end-of-life care and to help them follow the hospice team’s recommendations to maximize the patient’s quality of life.
      • Counsel patients and families concerning financial concerns, life review, positive family relationships and quality of life, care giving issues
      • Recognize, identify and utilize community and family resources to assist in maintaining independence and quality of life
      • Attend and actively participate in patient care conferences to ensure good coordination of care
      • Develop, prepare and maintain individualized patient care progress records with accuracy, timeliness and according to policies.
      • May supervise Social Worker Assistants as a licensed social worker

Qualifications

Required:

      • Master’s degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
      • A current and unencumbered license or certification to practice as a social worker in the state assigned to work with some limited state specific exceptions*
      • One (1+) year or more experience as a social worker in a healthcare setting
      • Must have reliable transportation, current driver’s license, and agency-required liability insurance to perform home visits

Preferred:

      • Previous home health or hospice experience

Posted 20 Dec 2016