Hospice Buffalo
  • Facility Based Team
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Caring for patients in Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Group Homes, and Developmentally Disabled Residential Facilities.  


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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