Nurse Practitioner

Job Description: Nurse Practitioner

Position: Nurse Practitioner

Reports to: Director of Iris Health

Job Summary: The Nurse Practitioner for Iris Health provides medical care for homebound patients. The Nurse Practitioner works under the general supervision of the Director of Iris Health. The role requires clinical excellence, organizational competency, the ability to handle multiple priorities, and outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates should have a strong desire to work as a member of the care team to meet the challenge of building a novel care model for a vulnerable patient population.

Responsibilities/ Essential Functions:

  • Provision of high quality and compassionate care for medically and socially complex, elderly, and homebound patients.
  • Has knowledge of and/or is willing to learn all phases of care transitions and resources available for patients.
  • Ability to solve complex problems and troubleshoot care needs.
  • Comfortable conversing with patients and families about goals of care and coordinating with the Palliative Care team when appropriate.
  • Proficient in working independently and in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Resolves routine administrative issues independently and in a timely manner.
  • Assists with special projects and other duties as requested.
  • Visits patients in their homes for monitoring vital signs, performing the history and physical examinations, reconciling medications, and developing care/treatment plans independently or in coordination with a supervising physician.
  • Manage and triage medical queries and urgent issues from home visit patient panel via telephone encounters or urgent- and same-day home visits.
  • Coordinate and communicate with the care team involved with each patient.
  • Participate in care management by coordinating and meeting with outpatient case management services.
  • Participate in an on-call system to address homebound patient issues during night and weekend hours.
  • Participate in other Iris Health programs as needed.
  • Identify issues in the program that require enhancement and optimization.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Master’s Degree in nursing and required national nurse practitioner certification to allow billing for Medicare.
  • Nurse practitioner experience in general medicine. Preferably in a variety of care settings.
  • Current RN license in California.
  • Furnishing privileges and DEA license with the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Current CPR and BLS certification.
  • Ability to plan, organize, manage time, and prioritize work in collaboration with others.
  • Ability to be self-directed with a willingness to expand the knowledge base.
  • Ability to establish therapeutic relationships with patients and families.
  • Exercises confidentiality and diplomacy in all facets of the position.
  • Ability to travel locally.
Nurse Practitioner
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