Performs beside palliative care patient/family evaluation; Assists with diagnosis, treatment and management of acute and chronic health conditions; Consult with palliative care physician or designees as needed, inform primary physician of services provided and collaborate with other physicians as needed. Assist in all facets of care coordination for palliative care referrals.
Order, perform, and interpret laboratory and radiology tests within scope of professional practice. Prescribe medications including controlled substances to the extent delegated and licensed. Order treatments and durable medical equipment as indicated and perform other therapeutic or corrective measures as indicated, including urgent care.
Prepare and maintain accurate patient records, charts, and documents to support sound medical practice and reimbursement for services provided and initiate reimbursement for services rendered.
Provide training and continuing education for staff and assists in development of clinical practice guidelines/standards in support of quality palliative care.
Comply with applicable laws and regulations with respect to Collaborative Agreements.
Performs other duties as assigned.
CHRISTUS HomeCare offers the finest in home health and hospice services from an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals. CHRISTUS HomeCare is a faith-based, not-for-profit home care system comprised of multiple agencies and Visiting Nurse Associations throughout Texas and Louisiana. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of CHRISTUS Health where we put faith in patient care, to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.