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Nurse Practitioner- Hospice- Tawas at The Care Team in Standish, Michigan

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

The Care Team The care you deserve and the support you need.

Come join our growing team! The Care Team Hospice is looking for a Part-Time Nurse Practitioner in Tawas, MI, and surrounding areas. We specialize in providing Home Care and Hospice in the home and facilities. If you are looking for a new and exciting opportunity, we encourage you to apply today. A member of the recruiting team will be in contact with you to discuss this opportunity in more detail. At the Care Team we offer:

  • Engaging Company Culture
  • Competitive Compensation and Excellent Benefits
  • Growth from within through training, supportive leadership, and collaboration with the best of the best in your field
  • Independence, Autonomy, and Flexibility!
  • 401k with company match
  • Innovation and industry-leading systems and technology

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Tasked with the responsibility of taking care of terminally ill patients at home. Operates in a systematic manner that takes care of the whole gamut of healthcare for terminally ill, death bound patients. Provides care that is well-tailored to the cultural, religious, and social needs of a dying patient.

Additionally, the Nurse Practitioner:

  • Nurse Practitioner regularly assesses and reassesses the nursing needs of the Hospice patient.
  • APRN performs Face to Faces timely.
  • Nurse Practitioner provides dietary counseling.
  • APRN provides Hospice nursing services, treatments, and preventive procedures.
  • Nurse Practitioner initiates nursing procedures appropriate for the patients Hospice care and safety.
  • APRN observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician and IDG members any unexpected changes in the patients physical or emotional condition.
  • Nurse Practitioner teaches, supervises, and counsels the Hospice patient and family members about providing care for the patient.
  • APRN supervises and trains other nursing service personnel.
  • Nurse Practitioner develops and re-evaluates the patient/family care plan in conjunction with IDG to meet needs and maintain continuity of care.
  • APRN performs specific nursing procedures as needed (e.g., treatments, management of symptoms) following doctors orders.
  • Attends team conferences.
  • Maintains records as required by Hospice.
  • Nurse Practitioner follows the policies and procedures of Hospice. Observes confidentiality and safeguards all patient-related information in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Always communicates to the supervisor if unable to meet a patients need or perform a procedure.
  • Nurse Practitioner participates in the on-call system and is responsible for providing on-call coverage when unavailable for assigned duties.
  • Maintain skills and knowledge.
  • Works with the interdisciplinary group concept of patient care.
  • APRN coordinates the implementation of the plan of care for patients residing in SNF, NF, ICF, or MR.
  • Organizes work schedule and utilizes time management to be able to attend all required meetings.
  • Complies with agency infection control policies and protocols.
  • Assist with orientation, teaching, and training as requested.
  • The clinical record shall contain notes for each service provided. A clinical note will be completed for each visit made to a patients home (including a private residence, assisted living facility, group homes, or skilled nursing facility) within 48 hours of the visit.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director.


  • One must be able to hear adequately on the telephone with no more than an amplifier and be able to communicate both verbally and in writing in English.
  • Maintains the agencys mission, philosophy, and core values.
  • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean, wears identification while on duty.
  • Reports to work on time and/or as scheduled.
  • Ensures compliance with agency policies and procedures regarding operations/processes, including but not limited to those regarding patient care, patient complaints, incidents, safety, and emergency management.
  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedures regarding infection prevention, control, standard precautions, and infection identification reporting.
  • Always maintains patient confidentiality, including all HIPAA regulations.

Regulatory Requirements

  • Licensed or registered in the State of Michigan.
  • Must pass a criminal background check & MVR check.
  • Completed health statements acknowledging the ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Valid state drivers license.
  • Proof of current automobile insurance.
  • Current CPR card; On-line CPR certification accepted; Hands-on CPR certification preferred.
  • TB testing per agency policy; (1 or 2 step TB skin test within 12 months of hire & annual TB symptom screening thereafter).

Industry experience

  • Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to supervise others appropriately. Ability to respond appropriately to crises outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural, and religious modes. Completes the Hospice training program.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a registered nurse, preferred.
  • Active patient contact within the past three years is preferred.


  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner to practice in the state.

Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to or from this job at any time. It is not designed to contain nor be interpreted as a comprehensive account of all the responsibilities or qualifications required of an employee assigned to this job. These job duties may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

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