• Nurse Practitioner

    Job ID
    2019-1560
    Location
    US-VA-Alexandria
    Type
    Full-Time
    Telecommute
    No
  • Overview

    Make the most of every moment –it’s the heart of our philosophy and mission at Capital Caring, a leader in hospice and palliative care in the DC metro region. We live our mission of improving the care of people facing life-limiting illness every day and are seeking a dedicated, HPM Physician/Nurse Practitioner to join our team!

    Our Core Values include:

    • Complete Customer Satisfaction
    • Culture of Trust
    • Leadership to Grow
    • We are all Learners and Teachers
    • Live within the Model

    Employment with Capital Caring comes with great benefits - with flexibility to choose the health and welfare plans to best meet your needs.

    • Competitive salary
    • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance & Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • 403(b) plan with a generous match
    • Education Assistance/Tuition Reimbursement
    • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave

     

    Responsibilities

    POSITION SUMMARY (PHYSICIAN): The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician is a member of the Active Medical Staff of Capital Caring and provides services to our patients throughout our continuum of care. This continuum includes, but is not limited to: home and facility-based hospice; home and facility-based palliative care; inpatient hospice; hospital-based palliative care consultation; and outpatient palliative care clinics.

    1. When the Hospice and Palliative Medicine physician functions within the hospice environment, s/he serves as a part of the assigned hospice interdisciplinary team/group (IDT/IDG) as the Hospice Medical Director (HMD). The HMD assumes overall responsibility for the medical component of the hospice’s patient care. S/he shares with other members of the medical staff the responsibility for quality of care provided to patients receiving Capital Caring Hospice Services.
    2. When the Hospice and Palliative Medicine physician functions within the Palliative Care environment, s/he serves in a consultative role for hospitalized and/or outpatients with Palliative Care needs. The Hospice and Palliative Medicine physician is part of the assigned interdisciplinary team/group (IDT/IDG) for each palliative care patient, and coordinates the Palliative Medicine plan of care in conjunction with the patient’s attending physician and other consultants. S/he shares with other members of the medical staff the responsibility for quality of care provided to patients receiving Capital Caring Palliative Care Services.

    POSITION SUMMARY (NURSE PRACTITIONER/PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT): Provides quality patient care in variety of settings in collaboration with and under the direction of Hospice and Palliative Medicine physician. Follows established nursing and organizational standards, procedures, and practice. Gives specific patient care directions to nursing and other staff. Provides education and support for patients, families and staff members.

    Qualifications

    LICENSURE: Licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Maryland and/or the District of Columbia as dictated by job responsibilities and regional assignments. DEA and State Controlled Substances Registration in above jurisdictions or Licensure in the jurisdiction of practice - Current Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Maryland, or District of Columbia professional Nurse Practitioner.

    EDUCATION: A licensed physician (Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy) from an accredited school or Master’s degree, RN, completion of accredited program for Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants and related NP/PA certification. Board certification in a related specialty; certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine is preferred.

    EXPERIENCE: Physician - 3-5 years of related experience or a Palliative Care Fellowship preferred. NP/PA - 5 years recent clinical experience to include sufficient experience in hospice, palliative care and/or acute inpatient care. Expertise in the medical care of terminally ill individuals required.

    SKILLS:

    • Training and experience in the palliative care of terminally ill patients.
    • Ability to obtain admitting privileges at area hospitals and nursing homes as requested.
    • Ability to work cooperatively with a team of healthcare professionals throughout the organization.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families, team members, and professionals in the community served.

    PHYSICAL/MENTAL/EMOTIONAL:

    • Ability to remain flexible and adaptable to change despite increased pressure and deadlines.
    • Ability to see, hear, speak, grasp, feel, walk and lift or otherwise perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations.

    COMPUTER SKILLS:

    • Ability to use Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP.
    • Ability to use all Microsoft Products: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Access Database is helpful.
    • Experience with Suncoast Software is preferred.

    PHYSICAL/MENTAL/EMOTIONAL

    • Lift and move equipment and patients weighing over 50 pounds.
    • Provide care for highly emotional patients/families.
    • Develop coping mechanisms in order to care for patients who are terminally ill and to work in a stressful environment.
    • See, hear, grasp, feel, speak, or otherwise perform essential functions with or without accommodations.

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