Nurse Practitioner

Apr 28 2023
Hawaii Care Choices |Hilo|Full Time
Category: Healthcare
Job Description

Full-Time Position


Position Summary:

Under the supervision and in collaboration with the Medical Director or designee, the Nurse Practitioner provides care services to patients and families in a variety of settings within the community. Responsible for performing comprehensive medical and psychosocial evaluations. Performs clinical care of potential and current patients and families faced with life-threatening or progressive, life-limiting health conditions. Includes administrative oversight and management of the outpatient clinic.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs patient evaluations in a variety of settings within the community.
  • As credentialed and privileged to perform, physical examinations, histories, chart documentation, patient orders, radiological and laboratory interpretation, discharge orders, patient & family instruction and education, and participation in case management.
  • Provides documentation of clinical findings as a “result encounter” to the palliative care physician who is considering palliative treatment options and plans of care.
  • Provides services related to palliative, and end of life care, assesses patient needs, and anticipates service requirements prior to discharge or change of place of service.

Skill & Knowledge Requirements:

  • Full understanding and compliance with State of Hawaii and federal laws and regulations on nursing and nurse practitioner scope of work; responsibilities, professional principles, procedures and techniques of nurse practitioners as applicable within specific licensure.
  • Advanced knowledge of symptoms and normal course of acute and chronic illnesses, and their interventions/treatments.
  • Ability to chart on a laptop in preparing concise, legible, timely clinical notes, according to agency guidelines.
  • Ability to work independently and apply sound medical judgment and hospice protocols.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Licensed State of Hawai’i Nurse Practitioner (NP) in a specialty area that permits NP to      diagnose, treat and prescribe to adult patients ages 18 and older (APRN RX).
  • Valid State of Hawai’i RN license and a Masters in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program required.
  • Hold and maintain unrestricted license for full prescribing authority based on state and federal requirements
  • Credentialed and privileged with health plans and facilities as required to perform duties and meet agency needs
  • Valid CPR certification
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19


  • Exempt position
  • Primarily Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with occasional evening and weekend work as needed to accomplish the goals and objectives of the position. May be required to participate in on-call coverage with Hospice Physicians.



  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


Medical specialties:


  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine



  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekend availability