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HealthPartners Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Community Senior Care in Bloomington, Minnesota

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Community Senior Care

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  • Department:

Nursing Home Program

  • City:

Bloomington, MN

  • Location:

HP - Bloomington 8101 Office Bldg

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  • Anticipated Work Schedule:

1.0FTE, full-time position. Schedule will be Monday –Friday 8am-5pm and takes after hours call 1 week (7days) per month. The employee is given 1 day off the following week for working in the call rotation. At this time, after hours call is limited to phone consultation for symptom management and face to face telehealth visits as necessary. Hours worked flex between hospice and palliative care based on hospice census and palliative care visit volumes.

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Job Description:

At HealthPartners, we are focused on health as it could be, affordability as it must be, and relationships built on trust. Recognized once again in Minnesota Physician Publishing’s 100 Influential Health Care Leaders, we are proud of our extraordinary physicians and their contribution to the care and service of the people of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and beyond. Geriatrice Nurse Practitioners work within our Community Senior Care Departments and will provide the primary health care for patients in assigned care settings; provides care coordination to achieve patient centered, high quality and cost-effective care across the continuum; and provides nursing leadership in defining and achieving program goals in a changing health care environment.

ACCOUNTABILITIES: •Provides the primary health care for assigned patients in care settings. •Evaluates the patient’s health status and clinical decline using physical assessment and history taking skills. •Seeks appropriate consultation with other members of the health care team. •Reviews the plan of care in accordance with established standards. •Utilizes principles of quality of life, maintenance of optimal function and the patient’s advanced directives when providing care. •Coordinates and/or cooperates with a multidisciplinary approach •Documents the patient’s condition, in accordance with accepted standards. •Completes all required documents for palliative care billing in accordance with program policy time frames. •Achieves program standard for expected volume of patient encounters. •Provides care coordination to ensure patient centered, high quality and cost-effective care. •Ascertains the patients’ families perceptions and concerns regarding their health and plan of care and incorporates their unique needs into the care plan. •Effectively communicates the plan of care and treatment options to the patient, family and extended care team. •Follows health plan guidelines in referring patients to appropriate resources. •Utilizes principles of cost effectiveness in developing a quality plan of care. •Provides nursing leadership in defining and achieving program goals in a changing health care environment. •Serves as a role model and resource person to fellow NP’s and nurses regarding professional conduct and practice. •Communicates in a positive and pro-active manner. •Participates in program and nurse practitioner meetings for information sharing and problem resolution regarding program and care delivery issues. •Anticipates, assesses and solve problems effectively. •Efficiently manages time and resources. •Formulates personal and professional goals that promote individual and professional growth, using appropriate resources. •Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in a changing work environment. •Provides information and informal education to care providers regularly at assigned care settings. •Participates in providing effective educational experiences for nurse practitioner students on request. •Participates in providing pertinent information about the program and resources to other health professionals on request. •Serves on committees and task forces as requested to contribute to program improvements. •Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: •Masters degree in nursing or public health nursing or equivalent education and experience. •Certification as Nurse Practitioner (Adult/Geriatric/Family) by a national certifying body (ANCC, AANP, etc.). •Nurse Practitioners beginning practice after July 1, 2014 must practice for at least 2080 hours within the context of a collaborative managed setting where APRNs and Physician work together in a hospital or integrated clinical setting. •Current Minnesota RN license. •Current Minnesota APRN license. •Approved or eligible for approval by the MN Board of Nursing for prescription writing privileges. •Three years’ experience working with seniors in a clinical setting. •Must be able to provide own transportation for local travel. May provide service to patients at multiple clinic locations and/or hospital sites.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: •Knowledge of Medicare Guidelines preferred for those assigned to the transitional care settings. •Minimum of one-year experience working in acute care preferred for those assigned to the transitional care settings.

DECISION MAKING: •Clinical work is within the scope of practice as defined by Minnesota Board of Nursing and the national certifying body (ANCC, AANP, etc.) •Situations or issues that are barriers to providing quality health care should be brought to attention of Program Manager.

Additional Information:

At HealthPartners Hospice & Palliative Care, you will be working with colleagues in a growing innovative Palliative Care department that has recently expanded its community based palliative care program to include closer coordination with our hospitals and our transitional care units. This practice will include closely working with a team of supportive, dedicated and experienced Hospice Medical Directors and Board Certified Palliative Care physicians in both hospice and PC therefore providing an excellent opportunity for professional growth and development. We also participate in the University of Minnesota Palliative Care fellowship training program with fellows rotating both in palliative care and hospice. With this said, there are scheduled didactic offerings which allow the candidate to be involved in learning and teaching opportunities.

Palliative Care Advance Practice Care Coordinator (APCC)

Definition: The Palliative Care Advance Practice Care Coordinator is responsible for additional duties within the HealthPartners Hospice & Community Based Palliative Care programs. This person has training specialized in both hospice and palliative care settings that qualifies them to undertake this role.

Hospice & Palliative Care Accountabilities: • Provide HealthPartners “Hospice Face to Face” patient visits that assist the Hospice Medical Director in determining terminal prognosis and Hospice eligibility. • Skilled in conducting patient/family/facility care conferences • Works closely and effectively communicates with all members interdisciplinary team. • Has the ability to travel to wherever the patient resides within the hospice or palliative care service area. • Competent in clinically assessing complex medical needs and providing for the medical interventions that cover a broad spectrum of illnesses • NP is able to problem solve and provide appropriate interventions surrounding pain & symptom management • Skilled in providing patient centered palliative interventions that reduce symptom burden. • Attends agency and departmental meetings. • Has an understanding of the Medicare Hospice Benefit and Conditions of Participation for Hospice programs and practices within the guidelines • Effectively utilizes Center for Medicare Services (CMS) resources including but not limited to the Local Coverage Determinations (LCD) as a guide in the assessment of the hospice patient and documentation of clinical findings • Computer literate and has an ability to learn billing practices • Documentation in the electronic record is clear, timely and thorough • Covers day to day calls from Hospice Team members in the clinical management of patient care • Works in the Hospice & Palliative Care after hours call rotation • Flexible and organized in work day • Outreach to specialty and primary care clinics • Helps to create disease registries, as well as the processes and management surrounding them • Regularly reviews Epic registries with follow through to the MD/NP and potential hospice or palliative care referrals • Other duties as assigned

Additional Preferred Qualification: • NBCHPN Certification at hire or within 2 years of hire For additional information, please contact or 952-883-5425.

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