Covenant Health

Job Title
Nurse Practitioner
ID
3846017
Facility
Covenant Home Care
Department Name
PALLIATIVE CARE

Overview

Cov Hlth HomeCare and Hospice logo 5.8.23

Nurse Practitioner, Inpatient and Outpatient, Knoxville and surrounding area

PRN/OCC, Day Shift

 

Covenant HomeCare is East Tennessee’s largest non-profit homecare and hospice provider.  Since 1978, we have provided quality home healthcare to allow patients to live with comfort, dignity, and independence.  We care for more than 6,300 patients in our HomeCare and Hospice program every year. Covenant HomeCare is a proud member of Covenant Health, our region’s top-performing healthcare network.

 

Position Summary:

Provides primary care to patients under the supervision of a physician preceptor, following established medical protocols.

 

Recruiter: Bradley Sparks || bsparks2@covhlth.com || 865-374-0852

Responsibilities

  • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program and safety standards.
  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required, and adjusts processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Collaborates with physician preceptor to formulate and review medical protocols.
  • Obtains complete medical history of the patient.
  • Identifies health hazards in the patient's environment as well as patient risk factors. Identifies and considers the cultural patterns, economic status and patient resources in plan of care.
  • Performs appropriate physical exam as indicated.
  • Obtains appropriate laboratory specimens.
  • Analyzes objective and subjective data for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
  • Assures treatment and/or plan of care is consistent with established protocols.
  • Monitors and ensures accuracy of recording on patient medical records and maintains all required reports, records, statistics, etc. Documents all pertinent information accurately, legibly, and in a timely manner.
  • Follows Medicare guidelines for accuracy in CPT and ICD coding.
  • Applies the fundamentals of AIDET when communicating with patients.
  • Refers patient to appropriate services which exceed scope of practice of the practitioner.
  • Provide health promotion counseling and develop patient teaching information.
  • Serves as a resource person for other staff personnel. May supervise clinical staff.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  • Collaborate with the patient, physician and other care team members as part of a team based approach to overall patient care.
  • Attends meetings as required and participates on committees as directed.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:           

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience:         

One (1) year experience

 

Licensure Requirement:

Current DEA license. Must have and maintain certification by the American Nurse Association (ANA) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) with specialty applicable to the area of responsibility – Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology, Psychiatric-Mental Health. Must meet state licensure requirements. CPR required.

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