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This Nurse Practitioner position is for Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Schaumburg, and Palatine.

The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for working in collaboration with the patient, primary care physician, medical director, and other palliative care team members in an active practice to deliver palliative care and related health care services to patients and families.

This NP will also need DEA after employment & NPI/Medicare in order to bill
Performs bedside palliative care patient/family evaluation: assists with diagnosis and management of acute and chronic health conditions.
Assists in care coordination for palliative care referrals.
Prepares and maintains accurate patient records.
Charts and documents to support sound medical practice and reimbursement for services provided.
Works with other staff in developing the palliative care program.
Recommends medications, treatments, and durable medical equipment.
Consults with the Medical Director and palliative care physician(s) as needed: consults primary physician of services provided and collaborates with other physicians.
Participates in Interdisciplinary Group Meetings.
Provides coverage of on-call during the extended hours and weekends as needed.
Complies with applicable laws and regulations with respect to Collaborative Agreements.
Supports and creates marketing and community education resources in advancing the Palliative Care Program.
Provides training and continuing education to staff in collaboration with the education department.
Assists in development of clinical practice guideline/standards/policies/procedures in support of quality palliative care.

Masters degree in advance practice nursing
Training in hospice and palliative care and pain and symptom management
Licensed Advanced Practice Nurse in the state of Illinois
Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse preferred
2-3 years experience as an advanced practice nurse in the palliative healthcare setting
Experience working with patients of all ages
Nursing skills
Communication skills, verbal and written
Organization skills
Computer skills (Word, Excel, patient database, e-mail), voicemail
Competent in pain and symptom management
Able to use medical equipment
Frequently works under tight deadlines and with interruptions
Frequently sitting and working at the computer
Frequently working with confidential information
May be required to lift up to 25-50 lbs frequently and move up to 200 lbs occasionally with the assistance of a gait belt or Hoyer lift.
Assistance in administering medications that is ordinarily self-administered, when indicated.
Possible exposure to communicable diseases

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Working for JourneyCare is more than a career choice. Many of our employees will tell you its a calling that changed their lives.

JourneyCare has cared for generations of patients and families facing serious and life-limiting illnesses, providing comfort, peace and well-being. We are committed to be the employer of choice by offering a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, continuing education, tuition reimbursement and a supportive, collaborative and fun work environment.

JourneyCare is the combined organization of Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care, JourneyCare, and Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter. The three organizations came together in 2015 to provide greater services to more patients and families across 10 counties in the Chicago area and northern Illinois. We offer more than 100 years of combined expertise, providing palliative, supportive and end-of-life care and helping people facing serious illness live life to the fullest, with dignity and without pain, on their own terms.