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Nurse Practitioner - Skilled Nursing Facility

Company: Tower Health
Location: Reading
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Job Description:

Overview Nurse Practitioner- Skilled Nursing Facility Position Summary Under the general supervision of a collaborating physician, coordinate the comprehensive health care needs of acute-care residents in a Skilled Nursing Facility. Provide direct care through assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute minor and chronic conditions within the scope of the Advanced Practice Nurse. Support and provide a true continuum of care to skilled nursing facility residents, working collaboratively to improve quality outcomes and reduce avoidable readmissions. Job Summary DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: All duties will be carried out according to facility policy and in accordance with applicable regulations regarding the practice of NPs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and all Long-Term care regulatory bodies. --- Manage both medical and behavioral chronic, episodic and acute conditions effectively in collaboration with attending physician; consult with specialty providers as needed and ensure information is shared with attending physician.--- Manage transitions in care at admission and discharge--- Perform comprehensive assessments and document findings in a concise/comprehensive manner that is compliant with documentation requirements and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations --- Assure that all encounters are accurately documented including problem, assessment, plan, diagnosis and ICD10 code(s).--- Work collaboratively with the Supervisory Physician, SNF Medical Director and SNF Director of Nursing to review Quality Measures and Best Practices.--- Manage plan of care by engaging the facility staff, families/responsible parties, primary and specialty care physicians--- Evaluate the effectiveness, necessity and efficiency of the plan of care, making revisions as needed --- Plan and initiate health maintenance and disease prevention for patients, including education, instruction and counseling.--- Provide education to staff as appropriate to further advancement of care and clinical outcomes.--- Participate in professional meetings, committees, and seminars --- Participate in on-call coverage and rounding on weekends and holidays Qualifications Qualifications REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND EXPERIENCE--- Proficient computer skills including the ability to document medical information with written and electronic medical records (including baseline documentation in Epic)--- Understanding of Geriatrics and chronic disease management--- Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with RHS employees, families and residents.--- Adaptability to change --- Understanding of advanced illness and end of life discussions --- Certified nurse practitioner through ANCC/AANP for adult, acute care, family and/or geriatrics required--- Current unrestricted license in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  • Unrestricted DEA --- Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Willingness to utilize telemedicine

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