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Nurse Practitioner

Natick Walpole Visiting Nurse - Walpole, MA

NWVNA is seeking a Nurse Practitioner to work in the home care setting. Flexible schedule and competitive salary!

Duties will include:

  • Assumes accountability for own professional practice in achieving and promoting patient outcomes

  • Accurately, promptly and thoroughly documents patient care observations, interventions, and evaluations

  • Accountable for managing a caseload of patients to achieve optimum patient outcomes 

  • Identifies primary diagnosis, reasons for home care, and problems based on assessment, which includes patient demonstration of functional status; then develops a plan of care that will best meet patient outcomes

  • Responsible for initiating, evaluating and updating the patient plan of care to achieve desired outcomes

  • Provides patient education; makes appropriate referrals based on identified patient needs that will maximize independence, patient/family participation, and the overall ability of the patient to remain at home safely and comfortably 

  • Collaborates with the physician and other members of the health care team to ensure care is safe, effective and coordinated

  • Supervises and orients the Home Care Aide to a plan of care according to regulatory requirements

  • Works with the Nursing Manager and Clinical Scheduler to balance a caseload triaging as appropriate utilizing onsite visits and phone contact. 

  • Provides chronic disease support, in accordance with the agency’s programs to patients and families

  • Provides consultation to agency clinicians focusing on complex patients at high risk of hospitalization, re-hospitalization, or, who require palliative care

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing 

  • Two years’ experience in Home Health Care preferred

  • Experience in delivery of palliative care

  • Current NP license from Board of Nursing in Massachusetts  

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Demonstrates responsibility for self-direction

  • Demonstrates ability to learn and utilize computer technology

  • Demonstrates effective communication skills  

  • Demonstrates skill at collaboration

  • Demonstrates critical thinking and problem solving skills     

 

Work Environment:

  • Must demonstrate ability to work in team oriented environment.