Nurse Practitioner

July 11, 2019


Delaware Hospice
Milford, DE, United States


Delaware Hospice is actively seeking a full-time Nurse Practitioner to cover Kent and Sussex Counties. The schedule is generally Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. Flexibility into evenings and weekends expected at times. This Nurse Practitioner will serve hospice homecare functions, i.e., F2F visits, medical call, and provide community-based palliative care.

PRN and part-time is also a possibility!

We invite you to explore a Delaware Hospice career to rediscover the hands-on, patient centered care that drew you to the nursing profession in the first place. Our Nurse Practitioners are an integral part of Delaware Hospice's mission and interdisciplinary team.

QUALIFICATIONS: Current license to practice professional nursing in the State of Delaware (in New Castle County, must maintain PA license as well). Graduate of an approved school of nursing. Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred. Certification in hospice nursing preferred. Minimum of two years of nursing, preferably in hospice or home care.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides palliative care and consultations as a partner in an inpatient care setting. Functions as a member of the palliative team to provide palliative services to patients with serious illness and their families. Assesses physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and social needs of the patient and family. Makes recommendations for and prescribes medications and other therapeutic forms of treatment in an effort to mitigate symptoms related to serious illness. Documents visits and discussions using an EMR system. Communicates findings and recommendations to the care team, including consulting and attending physicians. Participates in the discharge planning process to assure safe transitions across the care continuum. Keeps current on issues involving goals of care conversations, Advance Health Care Directives and DMOST. Participates in staff and community education related to palliative care issues and end of life care. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. This is an exempt position. Must be able to bend, squat, lift and turn patients, able to lift 30 to 60 lbs, following industry standards and guidelines for safety and correct ergonomic practices. Employees involved in patient care may be exposed to blood, body tissue and fluids regularly and are expected to follow all health care industry safety guidelines indicated in our procedures manual.

Full-time Benefits include:
Comprehensive compensation
Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance (starts day 1)
Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
403(B) retirement fund with company contribution after 2 years of service
Reimbursement for certification fees, and tuition assistance
Employee Assistance Program to you and family members at no cost to you
Employee referral program
Fun contests to promote a healthy lifestyle

Since 1982, Delaware Hospice has provided the highest quality hospice and healthcare services, and serves as a trusted community partner in end-of-life education and support. Accredited by the Joint Commission, Delaware Hospice continues to be the largest and only licensed, non-profit, community-based hospice serving Delaware. Now also providing care in Pennsylvania; southern Chester and Delaware counties. For more information about Delaware Hospice’s programs and services, upcoming events, or employment opportunities, call 800-838-9800 or visit our website,


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