Nurse Practitioner

Location: Corporate

Position Summary

Under the supervision and in collaboration with the Medical Director or designee, the Nurse Practitioner provides care services to patients and families in a variety of settings within the community.  Responsible for performing comprehensive medical and psychosocial evaluations. Performs clinical care of potential and current patients and families faced with life threatening or progressive, life-limiting health conditions. Includes administrative oversight and management of outpatient clinic.

Duties & Responsibilities

 

  • —Performs patient evaluations in a variety of settings within the community.

  • —As credentialed and privileged to perform, physical examinations, histories, chart documentation, patient orders, radiological and laboratory interpretation, discharge orders, patient & family instruction and education, and participation in case management.

  • —Provides documentation of clinical findings as a “result encounter” to the palliative care physician who is considering palliative treatment options and plans of care. 

  • —Provides services related to palliative, and end of life care, assesses patient needs, and anticipates service requirements prior to discharge or change of place of service.

Skill & Knowledge Requirements

  • —Full understanding and compliance with State of Hawaii  and federal laws and regulations on nursing and nurse practitioner scope of work; responsibilities, professional principles, procedures and techniques of nurse practitioners as applicable within specific licensure.

  • —Advanced knowledge of symptoms and normal course of acute and chronic illnesses, and their interventions/treatments.

  • —Ability to chart on laptop in preparing concise, legible, timely clinical notes, according to agency guidelines.

  • —Ability to work independently and apply sound medical judgment and hospice protocols.

Education & Experience

  • —Licensed State of Hawai’i Nurse Practitioner (NP) in a specialty area that permits NP to diagnose, treat and prescribe to adult patients ages 18 and older (APRN RX). 

  • —Valid State of Hawai’i RN license and a Masters in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program required. 

  • —Hold and maintain unrestricted license for full prescribing authority based on state and federal  requirements

  • —Credentialed and privileged with health plans and facilities as required to perform duties and meet agency needs

  • —Valid CPR certification

  • COVID-19 EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: COVID-19 vaccine is a condition of employment with Hawaii Care Choices. After receiving a final offer of employment, all prospective HiCARE employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All new employees are required to provide confirmation of their vaccinated status by presenting a CDC card or VAMS certificate prior to their start date.

Work Hours:

  • Exempt position

  • —Primarily Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with occasional evening and weekend work as needed to accomplish the goals and objectives of the position. May be required to participate in on-call coverage with Hospice Physicians.

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