Nurse Practitioner - Inpatient Palliative Care Baptist Health (Corbin, KY)

  • Location: Corbin, KY
  • Posted: Dec 9, 2019

Job Description

Nurse Practitioner - Full-Time

Inpatient Palliative Care - Baptist Health Corbin

Bluegrass Care Navigators Corbin, KY

Recognized as a program of excellence receiving 3 awards in 2017

Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of lifes most challenging times. We need experts who have been there for families countless times, providing experience, guidance and care.

Bluegrass Care Navigators connects patients with caregivers who have exactly the right expertise to meet their health care needs and help handle the activities of everyday living. Our team provides unsurpassed private duty nursing, palliative care, hospice care and more.

Is a graduate of a Masters Degree in a Nursing Program. APRN certification as Family or Adult Nurse Practitioner. In-depth, current knowledge in area of specialty and the ability to translate professional and organizational goals into effective practice.
Is currently licensed as an APRN through the State Board of Nursing.
At least five (5) years general nursing experience is required with current hospice, home health, medical, surgical or critical care experience. Has experience with providing good pain management. I.V. skills preferred.
Skilled in nursing practice, able to cope with family emotional stress and tolerant of individual lifestyles. Committed to the research process and application to practice. Ability to organize resources appropriately. Strong interpersonal skills, communication, collaboration and conflict resolution. Knowledge of systems and the change process.
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and effectively handles the emotional stress of the workload.
Complies with accepted professional standards and principles.
Understands The Organizations philosophy, principles of death/dying.
Possesses and maintains good physical stamina and mental health. Has presented a pre-employment physician's health clearance including a negative TB skin test and/or CXR and other tests as required by the organization's policy.
Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements and is in good working order.
Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.
Have satisfactory references from nursing school, previous (or current) employers, and/or professional peers.
Has excellent observation, good nursing/medical judgment and communication skills. Ability to provide good written documentation in a timely manner.
Is self-directed with the ability to work with little supervision.
Is flexible and cooperative in fulfilling role obligation and has ability to work within an interdisciplinary team.


The APRN exemplifies and promotes advanced nursing practice and excellence in hospice care. Provides direct patient care and evaluates patient outcomes. Sets and evaluates practice standards. Provides consultation to nurses. Maintains own professional knowledge and skills as an expert and role model in The Organizations advanced nursing practice. Works in close collaboration With The Organizations Medical Director and Associate Medical Director and the community physician through established palliative symptom management protocols. Assists in providing a plan of care for the patient/family/caregiver as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with regulations as established by the State Board of Registered Nursing, the patient, and the policies of The Organization. This position reports to the Office Director and/or AVP of Nursing.

Bluegrass Care Navigators (formerly Hospice of the Bluegrass) is a nationally respected hospice, having cared for thousands of families in our Kentucky communities since 1978, providing hospice services to approximately 750 patients daily in 32 counties located in central, northern and eastern Kentucky. Our services currently include:
Bluegrass Extra Care a private pay service offering personalized home care
Bluegrass Transitional Care help with hospital to home
Bluegrass Palliative Care pain and symptom relief
Bluegrass Hospice Care expert care for the final months of life
Bluegrass Grief Care support through anticipatory grief and bereavement

BCN has been recognized as a program of excellence receiving 3 awards in 2017.

The American Hospital Association presented the 2017 Circle of Life Award for innovation in palliative care and for improving the care of patients near the end of life. Bluegrass Care Navigators is the only repeat honoree in the history of the award.

2017 Hospice Honors Elite recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregivers point of view, honoring hospices ranked above the Deyta Analytics National Performance Score on all 24 of the evaluation questions.

Modern Healthcare has honored Bluegrass Care Navigators, naming it one of its 2017 Best Places to Work. The annual national award recognizes companies that continuously strive to improve their work environment and increase employee engagement, satisfaction and retention through innovative changes in the workplace. The award is based on employees input about the agency and its goals, and honors health care workplaces that empower their employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.

Bluegrass Care Navigators

2312 Alexandria Drive
Lexington, KY 40504

Phone: (855) 492-0812