This is a full time position. The Hospice Nurse Practitioner provides consultation in palliative care, symptom management and supportive care to meet the needs of the Hospice patient as requested by the referring physician. Facilitates clarification of patient and family goals of care. Assists with diagnosis, treatment and management of acute and chronic health conditions. Consults with the Hospice Medical Director as needed, informs primary physician of recommended services and collaborates with other physicians as needed. Educates facility staff, co-workers and the community on all aspects of Hospice and Palliative care and the services provided. Consults with the referring physician, the Hospice team and other involved providers to contribute to the patients plan of care. Prepares and maintains accurate patient records, charts and documents to support the medical practice and reimbursement for services provided. Prescribes medications including controlled substances to the extent delegated and licensed and after collaboration with Hospice care and referring physician. Orders diagnostics / treatments as needed after collaboration with Hospice care and referring physicians. Assists in development of clinical practice guidelines / standards in support of quality palliative care as requested by supervisor. LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.