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Nurse practitioner - Palliative and Hospice - Namaste in Denver, CO at Ensign Services

Date Posted: 8/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Responsibilities of the Nurse Practitioner:

  • Functions as a Palliative Care practitioner for patients being admitted to the Palliative Care Program
  • Provide Palliative and Hospice Care consultations to patients
  • Educate hospital and residential facility staff and community based physicians about pain and symptom management, as well as, End of Life decisions.
  • Provides counseling and clinical intervention based on medical expertise along with the continuum of care.
  • Reviews clinical information, coordinates and oversees patient care in consultation with the hospice interdisciplinary team and other healthcare practitioners.
  • Completes the hospice face to face visit requirements prior to the third and subsequent hospice benefit periods to assess hospice eligibility based on the hospice conditions of participation and the local coverage determinations. Provides clinical information to the hospice medical director for interpretation for eligibility for hospice recertification.
  • Makes recommendations to the hospice medical director regarding patient eligibility for certification and recertification for hospice care.


  • Assures that patient receives appropriate measures to control symptoms through collaboration with interdisciplinary team members.


  • Reviews and develops protocols for treatment and proposes options for interventions based on the literature in collaboration with the collaborating physician.
  • Consults the collaborating physician when the patient's plan of care is outside standardized practice and protocols. 

The Nurse Practitioner  

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing and accredited Nurse Practitioner Program.
  • Current nursing licensure in State and CPR certification.
  • Master's degree with a minimum of one (1) year Nurse Practitioner experience and a minimum of one (1) year hospice or palliative care experience.
  • Accreditation from an approved certifying body for advanced practice nursing as required by State.
  • Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skill, problem solving skills, mathematical skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Certification in a specialist area preferred; (e.g. Hospice and Palliative Nursing (CHPN), Pediatrics or Geriatrics).
  • 3 years experience in Home Health and/or Hospice
  • HomeCare HomeBase experience and understanding

For full time employees Namaste Home Health and Hospice offers a competitive base salary plus bonus structure, a comprehensive medical/dental benefits package, paid time off, 401k with match program, and opportunities for professional growth. Part-time and PRN staff can become eligible for such benefits if they transition to full time.  


Namaste Home Health & Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
The employer for this position is stated in the job posting. Ensign Services, Inc. provides recruiting services for operations in the skilled nursing, assisted living, home health and hospice industries.
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