Huntsman at Home is a new and innovative initiative to extend the walls of the Huntsman Cancer Hospital to patients in their homes. This is at the leading edge of palliative care and is strengthened by being integrated with the hospital. We are looking for experienced APRNs interested in providing care, equivalent to an inpatient unit, in the patients’ homes. The team will provide multidisciplinary oncology care, palliative care, and hospice care to HCI patient’s in their homes. This team will function 7 days a week to help reduce the length of inpatient stays while continuing to provide high quality and cost effective care. Immediate potential for leadership roles is also expected.
Working as part of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT), the APRN will be involved in the development, implementation and evaluation of a seamless specialist service, ensuring that patients receive the highest standard of care in their own home. The APRN will demonstrate a high level of expertise within the palliative care field in assessing patients, developing and implementing a care plan. The team will be responsible for advance care planning and goals of care conversations with patients and families. They will be responsible for contributing to the ongoing development of clinical practice, research and standards of care within the service, as well as policies, protocols, guidelines and service developments. They will ensure the safety and well-being of patients and work in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through patient centered care principles.
Assesses the physical condition of a group of patients by performing physical examinations and obtaining medical histories.
Formulates the medical plan and prognosis based on patient's condition.
Consults with physician(s) regarding patient health care plans and treatment.
Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess the patient's clinical problems and health care needs.
Performs selected invasive procedures for therapeutic and/or diagnostic reasons within scope of validated competence.
Initiates and/or recommends medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatment and procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policy.
Complies with medical records policies regarding the complete and accurate documentation of patient care. Initiates and maintains required records and legal documents.
Participates in quality improvement activities.
Counsels patients, families and significant others about health and illness, and promotes health maintenance.
Evaluates, plans, implements, and re-evaluates the care of individuals requiring emergency measures.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
Demonstrated clinical competence and in-depth knowledge of specialty area.
Demonstrated leadership, teaching, research and communication skills.Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.
Licensure to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Utah.
* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.
Certification in ACLS/BLS/NRP/ATLS may be required by your department or by privileging criteria.
Utah State prescriptive privileges.
Licensure is obtained by completing a Master's degree in Nursing or equivalency (the only equivalency to the Master's degree is current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner) and a National Certification which requires the successful completion of a nationally accredited examination.
UHPPM 1-56 requires that newly hired non-physician providers apply for credentialing and privileging at the time of hire.
Two years or more of inpatient Acute Internal Medicine/ or emergency room experience
Two years or more experience in palliative and/or hospice care within hospital or community setting
Knowledge of palliative care with emphasis on symptom control associated with terminal illness.
Knowledge of the holistic approach toward patient care and the nursing process as it applies to hospice patients and families.
Knowledge of hospice certification/recertification eligibility requirements.
Knowledge and acceptance of hospice philosophy and principles of care.
Safe driving history and willingness to drive to and from patient’s homes.
Ability to communicate effectively with medical colleagues by phone or other electronic methods.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.
No Requirements Listed.
This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
The above job description reflects the general physical and mental demands and environmental conditions required to perform the essential functions for this position. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties to this job at any time. The University of Utah Health complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended and Sections 503 & 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and extends reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants or employees with disabilities. A qualified applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
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