Halifax Health is seeking an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) II for its Hospice and Palliative Care Programs.
The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) will be joining a collegial medical group of nurse practitioners and physicians committed to an interdisciplinary team approach of providing the highest quality comprehensive/compassionate hospice-palliative care to patients and families in a variety of settings including homes, nursing homes, hospitals, hospice care centers, and assisted living facilities. This is an opportunity to provide fulfilling and needed healthcare in an environment where ARNPs have been a respected and integral part ofthe team model for years. The APRN reports to the Nurse Practitioner Coordinator and works under a collaborative agreement (as required under Florida law) with the Hospice Medical Director and other hospice/palliative physicians. An applicant for this Nurse Practitioner II position should be an individual who is both comfortable caring for the dying patient at home and comfortable caring for the palliative care patient still desiring ongoing aggressive care in an intensive care unit. The nurse practitioner, upon completion of training, will be expected to help manage symptoms, independently facilitate family meetings, explain complex medical conditions in an understandable fashion, assess for psychosocial /emotional/spiritual angst, and collaborate readily with physician specialists, nurses, case managers, social workers, chaplains, and ancillary hospital and hospice staff.
Master's degree with appropriate training as a Nurse Practitioner in a clinical specialty area from an accredited program.Current licensure as an APRN with prescription authority in the State of Florida. Oncology/Hospice/Palliative Care certification preferred but not required.Current state driver's license and automobile insurance.Professional knowledge of nursing theory and practice.Extensive knowledge of physical assessment, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and management of acute chronic patient problems.Experience working as a nurse practitioner in a hospital setting is desirableMust be willing to embrace the hospice philosophy and provide care to hospice/palliative care patients of all ages (with back-up assistance as needed for special populations such as infants and children).
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Position requires a large amount of walking and occasional stairs.The ability to analyze complex medical records, review diagnostic tests results, perform a thorough physical exam, and efficiently document consultation reports.Halifax Health Hospice serves patients in Volusia, Flagler, Orange, and Osceola counties. Although efforts are made to minimize driving times of all employees to optimize their clinical productivity, as we cover for one another there will be times when long car rides cannot be avoided. Mileage is reimbursed per health system policy.
Halifax HealthRecognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area's largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women's health, two community clinics, three children's medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area's only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.