Strive Health, LLC

Mobile Nurse Practitioner Needed for Home Visits (Covering Northern & Eastern Kentucky)

Job Locations US-KY-Covington | US-KY-Florence
ID
1316
Category
Operations
Type
Full Time

Overview

As part of Strive’s interdisciplinary clinical care team, the Traveler NP will utilize their advanced education, skills, and judgment to deliver advanced nursing care in homes, assisted living or skilled nursing facilities where our CKD and ESRD patients reside. The NP will be responsible for managing patient care by working with social workers, care coordinators, pharmacists, dietitians, and physicians to provide best in class patient care. The Strive NP will be an advocate, navigator, trusted clinician, and safety net for the patient while delivering exceptional clinical care, building empathy and trust with patients, and delivering a world class patient experience.

Essential Functions

  • Travel up to 100% deliver all clinical care in patient homes, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
  • Educate members on topics related to health conditions and health promotion
  • Accountable for patient outcomes and KPIs for a panel of CKD and ESRD patients
  • Assess patient needs, deliver advanced quality nursing care, and achieve optimal patient outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease and ESRD
  • Obtains patient history, performs appropriate physical exam, orders and interprets diagnostic tests and lab values to identify and assess patient’s health care needs.
  • On an ongoing basis, monitors and documents patient condition, response to the care plan and significant incidents. Formulates a plan and prognosis based on patient condition. 
  • Alongside with other members of the interdisciplinary team, will assure that a patient’s need for immediate and/or emergent care is handled promptly and appropriately.
  • Follows established best practices for kidney care, including:
    • Patient Intake and Assessment
    • CKD clinical care including management of CKD progression and co-morbidities and support of transitions to renal replacement therapy or conservative care
    • ESRD clinical care and co-morbidity management
    • Preventative care
    • Patient engagement
    • Close monitoring of high-risk patients
    • Participation in shared decision making and Advanced Care Planning discussions
    • Transplant Support – pre and post
    • Collaboration with inpatient providers and Post Discharge Support
    • ER Diversion
    • End of Life Support
  • Willingness to drive prevention at every opportunity to slow progression, decrease exacerbations, and minimize complications, while keeping in mind what the patient wants for their life   
  • Accountable across the continuum of disease process, healthcare systems, and patient’s lives
  • Assesses the longitudinal needs of patients and individualizes them in the patient’s plan of care
  • Collaborates well with all levels of the clinical team and is able to align and influence the care needs of a patient
  • Serves as a liaison with dialysis facilities, PCPs, and nephrologists, providing care plan updates to help streamline the transitions in care
  • Remains up-to-date and current on advances and trends in renal care treatment, guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Follows evidence-based medicine and incorporates best practices into patient care
  • Identify urgent and emergent situations for proper intervention

 

Qualifications

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of Master’s or Doctorate level degree in Nursing
  • Minimum of three (3) years' experience as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Current state specific licensure required
  • National Board Certification
  • Current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license required or eligible to obtain within 90 days of hire
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required2-3 years recent Home Health Care or House Call experience
  • 2-3 years experience with electronic medical records and the internet
  • Must be able to travel by public transportation (eg. Trains, Airplanes, Subways, Ferry, etc.)
  • Must have the ability to travel to member’s visit location
  • Must meet company driving standards
  • Must have valid state driver license and be able to drive a car
  • Must meet company’s automobile liability insurance standards and provide proof of coverageMust be able to independently travel to assigned locations

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner (NP), Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) or experience in internal medicine, cardiology, Nephrology or Case Management
  • Wound Care certification is a plus
  • Basic computer skills and experience with EHR required
  • Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, documentation, and evaluation of complex chronic patients
  • Excellent communicator, team builder, and results oriented
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of data and managing to clinical, financial, and patient satisfaction outcomesDetail oriented; dependable and reliableExcels at developing and fostering strong patient and family relationships that center on engagement, trust, honesty, empathy, follow-through and doing what’s best for the patient
  • Preferred experience in internal medicine, nephrology, cardiology, acute care, or ICU care

 

Physical/Environmental Demands:

  • Ability to reach overhead and side to side
  • Lifting overheard and carrying of 10lbs routinely, 20 lbs sporadically 
  • Ability to sit, stand and kneel as needed to perform physical assessment
  • Ability to grasp and hold medical instruments as needed to perform physical assessment
  • Ability to navigate stairs and a variety of patients dwelling conditions and configurations

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