Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The Nurse Practitioner is a licensed independent practitioner who is responsible for managing health problems and coordinating health care for the palliative care patient in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations and the nursing standards of care (assessment of health status, diagnosis, development of plan of care and treatment, implementation of treatment plan, and evaluation of patient status). Palliative care clinical management is conducted in collaboration with other health care team members including hospice and home health.
Functions independently to perform age-appropriate history and physical for complex acute, critical, and chronically ill patients.
Orders and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests relative to patient’s age-specific needs.
Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities
Implements interventions to support the patient with chronic conditions to decrease recurring hospitalizations.
Assists with the provision of palliative care in accordance with facility, state, and federal regulations.
Monitors the effectiveness of interventions.
Facilitates the patient’s transition within and between health care settings, e.g. admitting, transferring, and discharging patients.
Collaborates with primary care physicians/NP by making appropriate referrals, follow up calls, and coordination of care.
Facilitates patient and family decision making by providing education on palliative care for chronic conditions, end of life care, advance directives, and chronic care management.
Internal Number: 04TNFTNPPC
About Caris Healthcare
Caris Healthcare delivers care to people with life-limiting illness and their families through a professional team of healthcare workers which include a nurse on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days per year.
Patients can reside in their homes, in a nursing facility, or assisted-care facility. The plan of care for each patient and family is individualized according to his or her needs. To meet these needs, Caris Healthcare provides a wide range of services.