BPN Nurse Practitioner - Specialty ADD - Palliative Care

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POST DATE 8/16/2016
END DATE 11/30/2016

Bryan Health Lincoln, NE

Lincoln, NE
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Job Classification
Part Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Masters Degree


Job Details:



The BPN Nurse Practitioner-Specialty provides nursing and medical services to assigned patients according to the Scope of Practice for Nurse Practitioners as identified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and in accordance with assigned specialty. In addition to diagnosing and managing acute and chronic illnesses, the BPN Nurse Practitioner-Specialty emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention. Services include, but are not limited to: ordering, conducting and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests; prescription of pharmacologic agents and non-pharmacologic therapies; and teaching and counseling individuals and groups.

The BPN Nurse Practitioner-Specialty practices autonomously and in collaboration with other health care professionals to diagnose, treat and manage health problems.


*Conducts patient assessments including obtaining a relevant health and medical history; performs a physical examination based on age and history; performs or orders preventive and diagnostic procedures based on the patient's age and history and identifies health and medical risk factors.

*Diagnoses patients by synthesizing and analyzing the collected data; formulates a differential diagnosis based on the history, physical examination, and diagnostic test results.

*Identifies and implements a patient treatment plan which may include ordering additional diagnostic tests; selects appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions; develops a patient education plan; makes appropriate treatment referrals.

*Implements patient care plans based on scientific principles, theoretical knowledge, and clinical specialty expertise; accurately conducts and interprets diagnostic tests; accurately prescribes pharmacologic agents and non-pharmacologic therapies; provides relevant patient education; makes referrals to other health professionals and community agencies as needed.

*Determines the effectiveness of patient treatment plans; documents patient care outcomes; reassesses and modifies treatment plans as necessary to achieve health and medical goals.

*Accurately documents patient findings, treatment plans and evaluations; documents interventions appropriately to ensure coding compliance for reimbursement purposes.

*Maintains patient confidentiality per departmental and facility protocols and procedures.

In addition to the principal job functions contained on the primary job descriptions, the following duties are also required:

* Performs an assessment of the family/support system for the patient and considers the unique dynamics and/or issues present in establishing the comprehensive plan of care.

*Formulates, implements, monitors, evaluates and modifies palliative care plans with input from palliative care team and other collaborating providers.

* Work with patients and families to determine their understanding of the patient's condition, proposed treatment plan and treatment options. Facilitates clarification of patient and family goals of care.

* Assists in all facets of care coordination for palliative care referrals.

* Implements patient and family education in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.

* Prescribes and recommends pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to manage symptoms and pain.

* Engages in quality improvement monitoring and improvement.


Current Registered Nurse licensure from the State of Nebraska or approved compact state of residence as defined by the Nebraska Nurse Practice Act required. Master of Science degree in Nursing with current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licensure from the State of Nebraska required. Certification in speciality area required. Certification with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for prescriptive authority required. Prior specialty experience preferredCompletion of the Bryan Physician Network credentialing and re-credentialing process required for employment. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required

In addition to the principal job qualifications contained on the primary job descriptions, the following duties are also required:

Minimum of 5 years clinical nursing experience. Certification as an Adult, Geriatric, or Family Nurse Practitioner preferred. Prior adult or family practice experience preferred with an emphasis in pain, palliative care or hospice care. Current certification in Palliative Care preferred.

Bryan Health is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, religion, age, color, sex, national origin, disability, genetics, marital, disability and/or veteran status. Bryan Health hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.