Akeso Talent Engagement is looking for a motivated Nurse Practitioner with experience in COPD to join our partner's full-time team. This role will entail traveling to 5 locations in the Harrisburg area servicing those who need help the most!
Start a comprehensive plan of care for high risk COPD patients to prevent Readmission to Hospital, following care path and COPD guidelines.
Special emphasis on doing spirometry, reading results and discussion with patients.
Emphasis on non-medical aspects of COPD care including but not limited to
Proper education of inhalers/ MDI/ Spacers
Proper technique for Home oxygen
Addressing non-medical barriers to care including financial issues and transportation
Environmental factors education (smoking, job exposures, etc.)
Assess for willingness to participate in a Smoking Cessation program and refer to Smoking Cessation Counselor as needed
Assess willingness and potential for Pulmonary Rehab referral. Make referral as needed
Provide patient with information on the support group if available
Try to engage non-compliant patients through frequent visits
Coordinating care with PCP’s in office, Inpatient team (regular attendance at the meetings) and appropriate referrals to pulmonologist when required after discussion with PCP