May 12, 2022

Nurse Practitioner

  • The Denver Hospice
  • Denver, CO 80230, USA

Job Description

The Denver Hospice has an immediate opening for a Nurse Practitioner.

Location: Denver, CO

Status: Full-time

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8-5

Pay Range: $100,276.00 - $124,841.00

Supplemental Pay: Based on position, schedule and/or availability.

  • Paid Mileage
  • Shift Differentials
  • Stipends
  • Overtime

Mileage and Expense Reimbursement: 53 cents per mile


  • We value diversity, equity and inclusion and know it matters for our team members and our patients. We provide welcoming, supportive and inclusive care to our patients and a work environment where all team members feel respected and valued.
  • We support a culture of work-life balance and provide team members a free, confidential and robust benefit program designed to provide solutions to the logistical and financial problems that arise in life.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO/Vacation Pay/Sick Leave) and EIB (Extended Illness Bank): accrued
  • Seven Paid Holidays with an additional Floating Holiday
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match: 50% match up to 8% of your compensation
  • Early Wage Access
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Medical and Dental Coverages with Employer Contribution: employee rates have not increased four of the last six years
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with Employer Funding: Single $1,000, Family $2,000
  • Vision
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance: Company Paid
  • Long-Term Disability: Company Paid
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Supplemental Life and AD&D (Employee, Spouse, Child(ren))
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Care
  • Legal and Identity Protection
  • Referral and Certification Bonus Programs
  • Employer Assistance Programs
  • Employee Recognition Program


Responsible for the evaluation and treatment of patients in the hospice, palliative and/or home health programs. The Nurse Practitioner functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG) and collaborates closely with the Medical Director/Chief Medical Officer, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.

  • Performs physical exams and conducts consultations to evaluate the patient’s health status, including relevant health and medical history and current physical or psychosocial complaints; formulates differential diagnoses based on the information obtained.
  • Determines clinical appropriateness of hospice, palliative and/or home health admissions, transfers from palliative care to hospice and discharge of hospice or palliative patients as needed. Provides appropriate recommendations of care such as hospice, rehabilitation, ongoing aggressive and/or palliative care. Collaborates with other healthcare providers and agencies to provide and coordinate services for patients and families/caregivers.
  • Assesses the individual needs of the patient, including pain and symptom management, goal setting, clarification of treatment options, advanced care planning, illness and end-of-life issues. Participates in the development of the patient’s Plan of Care (POC) in IDT/IDG meetings, facilitating discussions and clarification of patient and family goals.
  • Writes orders, prescribes medications and other treatment modalities for symptom control; communicates recommendations to referring provider and nursing staff.
  • Orders and interprets laboratory and diagnostic tests relative to the patient’s needs.
  • Conducts face-to-face visits with hospice patients at time of recertification according to statutory requirements.
  • Prepares and maintains timely and accurate patient records to support sound medical practice and coding for reimbursement for services provided.
  • Provides ongoing support to clinical staff.
  • Works with HIM Department to ensure medical documentation is authorized/approved as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum Education: Graduate from a nationally accredited educational program as an advanced practitioner of nursing, or adult, family or geriatric nurse practitioner.
  • Minimum Experience: One to two (1-2) years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner; experience in Hospice, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics, Oncology or related field of medicine preferred .
  • Required License:
    • Current Colorado RN and APN/NP licenses.
    • Board certified as Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner by the AANP or ANCC.
    • Valid Colorado state driver’s license.
    • Prescriptive authority and DEA number.
  • Current CPR certification.


  • Ability to lift minimum of 50 lbs.

The Denver Hospice is affiliated with Care Synergy, a nonprofit network of community-based hospice and palliative care organizations serving Colorado’s Front Range and the Region’s Largest Home Health, Hospice, and Palliative Care Network. Care Synergy provides mission support services to better equip The Denver Hospice to operate as a distinct and independent organization while working together to share best practices and serve more Coloradans along the Front Range.

The Organization does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, creed, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation/identity, transgender status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classifications.