Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner
|Position Type||Full Time|
|Hours Per Week||40|
|Education Level||Master of Science in Nursing required. Graduate of an accredited Advance Practice Registered Nurse Program.|
|Years Of Experience||5 years Nursing|
|Position Status||Now Hiring!|
|Location||Service area include portions of Bristol County|
The Palliative Care Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) participates in impatient and outpatient palliative care consultations as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. Responsible for ongoing continuity during hospital course engaging other disciplines to ensure interactive therapy to address the needs of the patient and their family.
- Conducts consultation visits for the provision of palliative care services for patients and their families facing chronic, complex and life threatening/limiting conditions
- Obtains medical/health histories, performs physical, psychosocial and spiritual evaluations and provides follow-up care as deemed appropriate from initial assessment, client wishes and physician input and orders
- Works within an interdisciplinary team, communicates with team members and supports the interdisciplinary staff in the provision of client care
- Recommends treatment, referrals, diagnostic studies and treatment plans based on assessment, in collaboration with the referring or primary care Physician and client/family preferences
- Facilitates clarification of advance care directives and assists with the development of MOLST
- Documents patient visits according to policy using the appropriate medical record system and established billing/coding principles
- Provides formal and informal educational opportunities for clinical staff and community providers on current aspects of palliative and end-of-life care
- Acts as a clinical and educational role model to staff
- Fosters collaborative relationships with community based providers and agencies to facilitate the delivery of palliative care to patients and families in the community
- Engages in quality improvement and participates in the development of policies
- Assesses and evaluates patients to assist in determining hospice eligibility
- Positively contributes to all phases of the Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. Contributions may include; identification of problem areas; recommendations to address problem areas; data collection; attendance at periodic QAPI meetings or participation in performance improvement projects.
- Demonstrates a desire to set and meet objectives and to find efficient ways to perform tasks
- Completes work with accuracy and within specified time frames
- Requires minimal supervision and is self-directed
• Licensed as nurse practitioner by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration of Nursing. Unrestricted license to
practice in state and per Physician/ANP Standard Care Arrangement.
• National Certification as Geriatric, Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner. Advanced Certification in Hospice and Palliative Nursing
• Knowledge of medications and prescriptive authority per state law.
• Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 5 years nursing experience
• Experience in hospice and palliative care is highly preferred