Advanced Practice Nurse, Palliative Care

US-NJ-Essex
4 days ago
ID
2017-3310
# of Openings
1
Type
Regular Full-Time
Category
Nursing

Overview

VNA Health Group is a premiere Medicare/Medicaid-certified provider of home healthhospice, and community-based services. We’ve been serving families and individuals with the most advanced and comprehensive clinical home care in NJ since 1912. 

 

We are currently looking for an Advanced Practice Nurse, Palliative Care to join our team. The position would be responsible for ensuring delivery of high quality care practices in the treatment of symptoms and promoting the highest quality of life for recently diagnosed patients with advanced or chronic serious illness.

Responsibilities

  1. Supports organization’s mission by striving for excellence in all aspects of his/her job with a focus on positive interpersonal relationship with co-workers
  2. Assesses, diagnoses and develops appropriate plan of care to treat palliative care patients  in a coordinated fashion
  3. Serves as a liaison for care coordination across VNA continuum for patients with chronic complex illness
  4. Acts as an agency representative with patients and their families as well as with other health agencies, groups and organizations
  5. Adheres to agency infection control and safety policies
  6. Adheres to the organization’s policy in regards to absenteeism and appearance
  7. Able to provide care in hospital, facilities and homes.
  8. Omission of specific duties does not exclude them from this position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this position

Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in Nursing required from an NLN accredited program
  2. Licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) in NJ with prescriptive authority; maintain a CDS and DEA
  3. National certification as an Adult, Geriatric or Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner
  4. 1-2 years of APN experience preferred
  5. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  6. Strong computer skills 

Working Conditions/Physical Demand: Working indoors/outdoors with Client/Customer contact and clinical equipment and use of phone and computer; valid driver’s license and automobile insurance

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