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Nurse Practitioner at The Care Team in Carmel, Indiana

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Come join our growing team! The Care Team Hospice is looking for a part-time Nurse Practitioner to care for patients in Carmel, IN, and surrounding areas. Primary Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. We specialize in providing 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!
  • Innovation and industry-leading systems and technology

As a member of The Care Team, you will enjoy a wealth of great benefit choices including:

  • A full benefits package including Health, dental, and vision
  • 401k with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Flexible spending
  • Company Paid and optional Life and Long-Term Disability, Short Term Disability
  • Accident Coverage
  • Tuition Reimbursement

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 patients.

Additionally, the Nurse Practitioner:

  • Regularly assesses and reassesses the nursing needs of the Hospice patient.
  • Performs Face to Faces timely.
  • Provides dietary counseling.
  • Provides Hospice nursing services, treatments, and preventive procedures.
  • Initiates nursing procedures appropriate for the patient's Hospice care and safety.
  • Observes signs and symptoms and report to the physician and IDG members any unexpected changes in the patient's physical or emotional condition.
  • Teaches supervises and counsels the Hospice patient and family members about providing care for the patient.
  • Supervises and trains other nursing service personnel.
  • Develops and re-evaluates the patient/family care plan in conjunction with IDG to meet needs and maintain continuity of care.
  • Performs specific nursing procedures as needed (e.g., treatments, management of symptoms) following doctor's orders.
  • Attends team conferences.
  • Maintains records as required by Hospice.
  • 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 patient's need or perform a procedure.
  • 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 interdisciplinary group concept of patient care.
  • 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 patient's home (including private residence, assisted living facility, group homes, or skilled nursing facility) within 48 hours of the visit.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director.


  • Help optimize the capital structure and support strategic initiatives.
  • 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 agency's 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 which he/she currently practices.
  • Must pass a criminal background check & MVR check.
  • Completed health statement acknowledging ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Valid state driver's license.
  • Proof of current automobile insurance.
  • Current CPR card; Online 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 crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes. Completes Hospice training program.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a registered nurse, preferred.
  • Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.


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

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