Nurse Practitioner (NP)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512088-655266
    • Job Location: VIneland, NJ
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: Per Diem
    • Date Updated: October 28, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Journey Hospice is a new program of LSMNJ, and as with all Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey programs and services, Journey Hospice provides compassionate care to people—together. Journey Hospice serves people of all backgrounds, faiths, and ages experiencing loss and life-limiting illness. At this time, Journey Hospice provides its services in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties in New Jersey.

Journey Hospice is seeking a Per Diem (as needed) Nurse Practitioner to work with our patients in Cumberland County.

Through the power of the Holy Spirit and in response to God’s love as revealed in the Gospel, the mission of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey is to serve those in New Jersey who hurt, who are in need, or who have limited choices.


LSMNJ team members are dedicated to providing healing, hope and hospitality, regardless of religious background through a diversified social ministry program addressing many critical human care needs.


We are seeking employees that share those same values and want to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

According to prescribed policies and procedures of the organization including all applicable state and federal regulations and under the general supervision and in conjunction with the Hospice Medical Director, the Advance Practice Nurse is responsible for performing patient medical examinations and palliative care visits relative to the face-to-face encounters required in order to certify patient’s eligibility for the Medicare Hospice Benefit after six (6) months of hospice care. Documents visits in the patient’s clinical record and the face-to-face encounter on required forms. Provides medical care services and palliative care intervention for hospice patients on an
as-needed basis. The Advance Practice Nurse communicates effectively with the Medical Director, Administrator and the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team.

Experience and Skills:

Basic Qualifications

Education/Training/Certifications: Graduation from a master's-level program designed to educate and prepare nurse practitioners/clinical nurse specialists.
Completion of a graduate level 3-credit course in Pharmacology from a school duly accredited by a national accrediting agency approved by the Board or a pharmacology course of at least 45 hours integrated into the Master’s in Nursing program
National certification requires the candidate to successfully pass an examination.
Currently licensed and nationally certified via the New Jersey Board of Nursing as an Advance Practice Nurse in New Jersey (N.J.A.C. 13:37-7.1).
Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation that is insured in accordance with New Jersey requirements

Skill(s): Provide the Services in timely and professional manner and in accordance with: (i) the bylaws and operational policies and procedures of Hospice, including without limitation its Compliance Program; (ii) Hospice’s written policies and procedures including those related to billing submission; (iii) Hospice’s Medicare Conditions of Participation and New Jersey Licensure Guidelines; and (iv) local, state and federal laws and regulations, including without limitation, the prohibition against Hospice offering, paying any compensation (whether in cash or kind, or directly or indirectly) to induce or reward referrals of services to Hospice.
Demonstrates and maintains a positive, professional manner, and manage time efficiently and effectively, work with a team approach, and act as a role model.
Develops and maintains effective and positive relationships with the interdisciplinary group, other professionals and physicians in community.
Must have an interest in and a sympathetic, compassionate attitude toward caring for the patient in a hospice care setting.
Must maintain a professional attitude and demeanor and is able to communicate effectively and relate courteously and cooperatively with patients, caregivers, colleagues, supervisors, co-workers and all others.
Must be able to demonstrate optimism, enthusiasm and willingness to work constructively with other health care team members and reflect concern for the well being of patients and employees.
Must interact with all staff in a positive fashion supporting the mission and vision of the organization.

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a Nurse Practitioner.
Must have understanding of the hospice program of care.

LSMNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.