Nurse Practitioner- Skilled Nursing Facility

Open Date 8/14/2017
Division Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing
Description Nurse Practitioner- Skilled Nursing Facility

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of a collaborating physician, the Nurse Practitioner will coordinate the comprehensive health care needs of acute-care residents in a Skilled Nursing Facility. Provide direct care through assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute minor and chronic conditions within the scope of the Advanced Practice Nurse. Support and provide a true continuum of care to skilled nursing facility residents, working collaboratively to improve quality outcomes and reduce avoidable readmissions.


All duties will be carried out according to facility policy and in accordance with applicable regulations regarding the practice of NPs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and all Long-Term care regulatory bodies.

• Manage both medical and behavioral chronic, episodic and acute conditions effectively in collaboration with attending physician; consult with specialty providers as needed and ensure information is shared with attending physician.
• Manage transitions in care at admission and discharge
• Perform comprehensive assessments and document findings in a concise/comprehensive manner that is compliant with documentation requirements and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations
• Assure that all encounters are accurately documented including problem, assessment, plan, diagnosis and ICD10 code(s).
• Work collaboratively with the Supervisory Physician, SNF Medical Director and SNF Director of Nursing to review Quality Measures and Best Practices.
• Manage plan of care by engaging the facility staff, families/responsible parties, primary and specialty care physicians
• Evaluate the effectiveness, necessity and efficiency of the plan of care, making revisions as needed
• Plan and initiate health maintenance and disease prevention for patients, including education, instruction and counseling.
• Provide education to staff as appropriate to further advancement of care and clinical outcomes.
• Participate in professional meetings, committees, and seminars
• Participate in on-call coverage and rounding on weekends and holidays
Position Requirements • Proficient computer skills including the ability to document medical information with written and electronic medical records (including baseline documentation in Epic)
• Understanding of Geriatrics and chronic disease management
• Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with RHS employees, families and residents.
• Adaptability to change
• Understanding of advanced illness and end of life discussions
• Certified nurse practitioner through ANCC/AANP for adult, acute care, family and/or geriatrics required
• Current unrestricted license in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
• Unrestricted DEA
• Willingness to utilize telemedicine
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Special Notes Expansion of SNFist program to community nursing centers. CRNP will see RHS patients at Phoebe and/or Manor Care under supervision of Post Acute hospitalist.
About the Organization Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.
Hours Bi-Weekly None Specified

Reading Shift None Specified