Nurse Practitioner, Hospice, PRN, Lafayette (102477)) in Plainfield, IN at Elara Caring

Date Posted: 12/15/2019

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Great Lakes Caring understands that the value and quality of our care relies upon the ability and satisfaction of our employees. We prioritize patient care and employee satisfaction above corporate profitability. Because our core values underscore the foundation of our culture, we created I Am Great Lakes Caring to ensure that every employee embraces and is committed to our company's focus and mission. If you share our commitment to delivering superior quality care and loving where you work, then we invite you to join our team of compassionate professionals.



I am committed to quality. It is at the core of everything I do and every decision I make.

A licensed and credentialed Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides diagnosis, treatment, consultation and follow-up under the supervision of 1 or more physicians. The NP provides age- and specialty-appropriate medical care at the level of training achieved, and is an extension of a physician with the ability to provide full hospice across all patient types.

My commitment will include:

  • Effectively identifying, evaluating and addressing hospice and chronic disease management issues of the population in the practice while administering quality patient care.
  • Maintaining a full case load as directed by the physician.
  • Communicating significant findings, problems and changes in condition or environment to the Clinical Supervisor, physician, facility and/or other personnel involved with patient care.
  • Diagnosing and treating acute, chronic and long-term healthcare issues.
  • Working in an independent and interdependent relationship with members of the medical staff, allowing for consultation, collaboration or referral.
  • Administering therapeutic procedures; prescribing therapy or medication with physician approval.
  • Effectively conducting a face-to-face assessment within time frames set forth by CMS to determine hospice eligibility.
  • Maintaining legible, accurate and confidential medical records; documenting all medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatment, outcomes, education, referrals and consultations consistent with state regulatory standards.
  • Educating patients and/or families about hospice care, medical issues and use of prescribed medical treatments and/or medications.


  • Education: Graduate of an accredited Certificate, Diploma, Associate or Baccalaureate School of Nursing.
  • Licensure: Current State License as a Registered Nurse. Certification as a Nurse Practitioner.
  • Experience: 2 years’ experience within the last 5 years in chronic disease management/long-term care. Hospice background preferred.
  • Skills: Nursing skills as defined by accepted nursing standards. Demonstrates ability to assess and respond to the needs of patients, families and caregivers in varied settings and to function effectively in the home or nursing facility environment. Demonstrates skill in nursing practice, ability to cope with family emotional stress and tolerance of individual lifestyles. Ability to handle multiple priorities, documentation requirements and deadlines.


I am committed to a caring culture that embraces teamwork and supports the employee.


At Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice we want you to love your work and the people you work with, while making a positive difference in the lives of patients. That is why a career at Great Lakes Caring offers:

  • A new challenge that allows you to make your work meaningful
  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • A full line of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Opportunities for advancement within our organization
  • Tuition reimbursement and certification testing to help you reach your goals




I am committed to integrity, efficiency and the highest ethical standards.

Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice is one of the nation’s leading providers of in home health care. Since 1994, Great Lakes Caring has dedicated its resources to providing value-based, high quality care wherever our patients call home. Great Lakes Caring’s primary focus is to provide superior quality health care to those we are honored to serve, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and innovative processes which drive extraordinary patient outcomes. With locations across the country, Great Lakes Caring provides the right care, at the right time, in the right place. Great Lakes Caring is committed to being a great place to work for employees, and is the recipient of Fortune Magazine’s Best Workplaces in Healthcare and Best Workplaces for Millennials awards, in addition to being recognized as a National Best and Brightest Company to Work For.


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