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Nurse Practitioner (APP)

Nurse Practitioner (APP)

Job Locations 
US-TN-Chattanooga
Category 
Clinical

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Overview

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Aspire Health is the nation’s leading non-hospice community-based palliative care provider. Aspire specializes in providing an extra layer of support to patients facing a serious illness through an ambitious palliative care program focused on caring for patients in their homes and outpatient clinics. Aspire’s clinicians are experts in providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness; helping patients and caregivers navigate the healthcare system; guiding patients and caregivers through difficult and complex treatment choices; and providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. Our core values are Clinical Excellence, Compassion, Teamwork, and Going the Extra Mile!

 

Our Nurse Practitioners play a vital role at Aspire – and this is an ideal choice for the individual who has the passion, devotion, and desire to impact the lives of the patients and families we serve in palliative care.  Our NPs collaborate with our Lead Physicians, the patient’s other physicians and providers, and their family members to develop complex plans of care in accordance with the patient’s health status and overall goals and values.  Aspire has a network of support in our Patient Care Center, which enables us to provide a comprehensive network of clinical and non-clinical support to you.  In addition, our NPs take part in weekly interdisciplinary team meetings, call schedules and scheduled in-service and education sessions.

Responsibilities

  • Providing palliative and supportive care services in an outpatient oncology clinic
  • Perform initial and follow up exams with patient and develop and implement clinical plans of care for adult patients with malignancy in conjunction with a collaborating palliative care physician and the oncology team.
  • Seek to meet the patient’s and family’s physical and psychosocial needs with support and input from the Aspire inter-disciplinary team
  • Our NPs educate patients and families about medication usage, side effects, illness progression, diet and nutrition, medical adherence and crisis anticipation and prevention
  • Each day, you will be in contact with other Aspire clinical team members, patients’ other physicians and patients’ other medical providers to coordinate optimal care and resources for the patient and his or her family – in a timely basis and consistent with state regulations and Aspire Health standards and policy
  • Maintain patient medical records and medical documentation consistent with state regulations and Aspire Health standards and policy through an EMR system.
  • Participate in continuing education as required by the state Board of Nursing
  • Prescribe medication as permitted by the state Board of Nursing
  • No call schedule
  • Other related duties as deemed necessary

Qualifications

  • Importantly, our NPs have a distinct enthusiasm and compassion for our patients and their families, and understand how our palliative care delivery model can meet the needs of so many individuals
  • Advanced nursing degree in adult, family, acute care or geriatric medicine
  • Previous experience in outpatient services, care of complex cases, and experience in either palliative care or oncology is required; bedside hospital, ER or ICU experience a plus
  • Possession of DEA registration or eligibility required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to ensure that each of your interactions with patients, family caregivers, clinicians, and team members is effective and meaningful.

Knowledge/skills/abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to ensure that each of your interactions with patients, family caregivers, clinicians team members is effective and meaningful
  • Ability to maintain patient medical records and medical documentation consistent with state regulations and Aspire Health standards and policy through an EMR system
  • Prescribe medication as permitted by the state Board of Nursing

 

Education

  • Advanced nursing degree in adult, family, acute care or geriatric medicine
  • Previous experience in outpatient services, care of complex cases and experience in either palliative care or oncology required
  • Bedside hospital, ER or ICU experience a plus
  • Possession of DEA registration or eligibility required

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to walk, stand, sit and/or talk on the phone for extended periods of time
  • Ability to speak concisely and effectively
  • Ability to interact with a diversity of people
  • Ability to work at computer for periods of time