• Nurse Practitioner (COPD Focus)

    Job Locations US-PA-Harrisburg
    ID
    2018-13774
    Category
    Akeso
    Facility
    Akeso Talent Engagement - Harrisburg, PA
    Type
    Perm Placement
  • Overview

    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!

     

    Responsibilities

    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

     

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