Mercy Care is always interested in receiving applications from qualified employees who believe in our philosophy of providing compassionate care to those with a chronic or life-limiting illnesses. Mercy Care recognizes the important contribution that benefits make to an employee’s well being. Through our employee benefit program, there is substantial increase in the real value of employees’ compensation.
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Posted: April 17, 2013 | 12:00 AM
This position has responsibility for the implementation of nursing goals, objectives and evaluation. The Nurse Practitioner participates in development of clinical policies and procedures; communicates with referral sources and physicians; collaborates with palliative care interdisciplinary teams of the network medical centers in providing smooth transition between outpatient services and inpatient services and provides clinical assessments for recertification and symptom management.
1. Certification as a Nurse Practitioner.
2. A degree or certificate in nursing from an accredited school of nursing and licensed to practice in the State of South Carolina.
3. Hospice, Palliative Care and/or cardiac experience is required. A minimum of three years of Home Care nursing experience with at least one year of home health or hospice supervisory experience is desired.
4. Prior experience in program development, building new teams and end of life care highly desirable.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Possesses broad clinical knowledge and demonstrated experience and expertise in palliative care; possesses a strong theory-based knowledge of pain and symptom management.
2. Ability to perform administrative duties which include but are not limited to documentation requirements and service coordination.
3. Exhibits well-developed interpersonal skills to interact effectively in sensitive or complex situations with the staff, patients, families and the public.
4. Confident mentor and coach for colleagues and staff; is available to hospice staff, be responsive to inquiries and act appropriately to attempt to resolve problems for patients and families.
5. Must be able to work on a team and be committed to the palliative care concept of care. Possesses knowledge of the core care standards and and regulatory requirements.
6. Knowledgeable in end-of-life issues and able to teach others about physical, emotional and spiritual issues.
7. A repertoire of service-driven and patient-oriented interpersonal skills, a sincere appreciation of people.
8. The awareness and acceptance that a constant balance must be maintained between clinical and administrative duties.
9. Ability in time management and to prioritize and manage diverse and sometimes equally important tasks and responsibilities.
Reports To: Medical Director and Executive Director/CEO