Nurse Practitioner, Hospice

Salary

Willamette Vital Health, your local nonprofit that helps families through one of the most difficult times in life — losing a loved one — is searching for a full-time Nurse Practitioner to collaborate with our Medical Team. This is a salaried position.

If you have a passion for empathetic, end of life patient care, we would love to meet you.

1:1 patient care with a focus on quality of life.

Autonomy to plan your day based on scheduled patient visits and their needs.

Competitive salary and generous benefits in a collaborative environment.

The Role: The Nurse Practitioner, under the direction of the Hospice Medical Director, will be available to function as attending physician for select hospice patients, consult on hospice, and selected palliative care patients, and support the Hospice Medical Director and Physicians. The nurse practitioner will share in the on-call rotation with the hospice physicians. The Nurse Practitioner interfaces with other managers, hospice physicians, hospice interdisciplinary team members, and community physicians to ensure excellent patient care and customer satisfaction.

Who You Are:

Your Impact. Willamette Vital Health is looking for a Nurse Practitioner who wants to use their expertise and experience as part of a team to provide the best care possible to those experiencing serious illness.

Specific job skills:

  • Strong people skills.
  • Communicates effectively on an interpersonal and clinical level with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare staff.
  • Demonstrates respect for differing lifestyles.
  • Ability to function in high stress situations and manage multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated skills in area of clinical expertise.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to hold matters in confidence.
  • Knowledge of project management including planning, scheduling and budget development and analysis.
  • Demonstrated understanding of non-profit management, Medicare and CHAP standards, and quality management/review process.
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job, i.e., travel, difficult patient/family situations and high accountability for completeness of forms and reporting.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Emotional maturity to cope with the ongoing needs of hospice care.
  • Ability to perform complex written and verbal communication in English, face-to-face and in group settings.
  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, and walk.
  • Ability to make repetitive motions involving hands/wrists involved in writing, keyboarding, and using the computer mouse.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. unassisted.

Requirements:

  • Must have at least five years of nursing experience, part of which has been community based
  • Must be an adult, family, or geriatric nurse practitioner
  • Direct hospice or palliative care experience is helpful
  • MSN from an accredited university or college
  • Education and/or experience to meet nurse practitioner requirements as defined by the Oregon State Board
  • Must possess a current Registered Nurse license in the State of Oregon and licensed as Nurse Practitioner by Oregon State Board of Nursing.
  • Computer literacy including use of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) required
  • Must have prescriptive authority
  • Must be vaccinated for COVID 19
  • Must have a valid Oregon Driver’s license, proof of insurance and reliable transportation

Responsibilities:

  • Acts as expert consultant or attending physician for hospice patients as assigned
  • Makes home visits to patients and families as needed
  • Consults on pain/symptom management issues
  • Evaluates patients to provide information for recertification discussions
  • Shares in the hospice physician on-call rotation, with back-up available at all times from the hospice physicians
  • Serves as a source of clinical expertise to hospice staff, agency, providers, and payer sources.
  • Transfers information accurately throughout the organization and to the clinical staff.
  • Acts as resource for prescriptions when attending physician unavailable
  • Collaborates with Hospice Medical Directors and Physicians regarding clinical issues.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary group discussions and meetings when appropriate or requested
  • Reviews patient charts and medications as requested and provides input on appropriate interventions or changes in the plan of care
  • May perform or assist in medical procedures at the patient’s residence, including intravenous or subcutaneous line placement, phlebotomy, and wound care
  • Demonstrates continued professional growth and development through participating in education programs and review of current health literature.
  • Maintains clinical knowledge to ensure the provision of excellent clinical care and to serve as resource to staff.

Who We Are: It’s not our organization itself that delivers deeply impactful work. It's our people. We’re an empathetic, resilient, diverse, and passionate group of people working together to create the best care possible for those facing serious illness and grief. We believe personalized care and grief support should be available to all who need it, so we provide our services regardless of ability to pay.

Powerful Purpose. Purpose is at the heart of our care provider experience. At Willamette Vital Health, everyone is united by the mission to provide people facing serious illness, death, and grief with access to the best personalized and compassionate care.

Galvanizing Resilience. Willamette Vital Health provides vital care during families’ toughest times. This provides many opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Excellence with Integrity. Willamette Vital Health and our team of Social Workers and caring staff are committed to trust, ethics, quality, accountability, and expertise. This is how we deliver the best compassionate care.

Better Together. The Willamette Vital Health team works together to maximize the care we provide and support one another. We celebrate one another’s successes and invest in the team’s wellness.

Why Willamette Vital Health:

You’re offered…

  • Competitive salary and benefits, including EAP (Employee Assistance Program) 401-k with matching contributions, generous PTO, pre-tax spending accounts for healthcare (FSA) and dependent care (DCA)
  • Comprehensive and collaborative training and orientation
  • Ongoing education and support
  • Reimbursement for Hospice & Palliative Care certification exam
  • Option to purchase several programs at low cost: critical illness/accident insurance, voluntary life insurance, ID/Legal Shield, FIGO pet insurance

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Willamette Vital Health. We provide rewarding careers for passionate, caring, and experienced employees. We believe that everyone facing serious illness, death, and grief deserves access to the best personalized and compassionate care available, and the team at Willamette Vital Health strives to provide such care.

Willamette Vital Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to providing a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, physical characteristics, age, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability, or veteran status. All qualified candidates legally able to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

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