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

Job Responsibilities

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.

Job Requirements

  • 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


Job Qualifications

• 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

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