Hospice Buffalo
  • Hospice Inpatient Unit (HIU)
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Full Time


Serves as an advanced practice clinician providing primary level of care in collaboration with physicians and other members of the health care team.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effectively identifies, evaluates, and addresses disease progression and symptom management, under the direction of a physician.
  • Works in an independent and interdependent relationship with members of the medical staff, which allows for consultation, collaboration, or referral.
  • Responsible for the management of acute and chronic conditions related to the primary diagnosis identified for hospice eligibility.
  • Educates patients and families about disease progression and treatments.
  • Performs physical examinations and health measures within prescribed guidelines and instructions of physicians.
  • Orders, interprets and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's clinical problems and health care needs.
  • Records physical findings, and formulates plan and prognosis, based on patient's condition.
  • Discusses case with physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan.
  • May prescribe or recommend drugs (as allowed by license) or other forms of treatment as necessary.
  • Facilitates evaluation of records by IDG and QI according to protocols, and receives and implements constructive directives.


Education / Certification

  • Successful completion of advanced practitioner training and certification as a practitioner (general or specialized) from an approved nurse practitioner program.
  • Board Certified
  • CHPN Certification required as a professional goal.
  • Valid NYS Driver's license free of serious violations and vehicle required.


Minimum three (3) years of clinical nursing experience required.

Prior acute care experience required; Hospice and palliative care experience preferred.

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