Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Job Description

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Palliative care nurse practitioner provides education to physicians, inpatient clinical staff, patient caregivers, and the community on palliative care, pain and symptom management and end of life care.

Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Visits patients with palliative care consult orders in transitional care units, assisted living apartments or at the patient's home to advance the plan of care and reassesses as patient condition warrants
Conducts comprehensive or episodic health assessment of acute medical patients/families with real or potential acute and/or health problems which may include the psychosocial, cognitive and personal assets and limitations of the patient/family, with an emphasis on palliative care and end of life care
Oversee the daily operations of the Pain and Palliative Care program
Collaborate with physicians and clinical team members in promoting the program
Serve as a consultant and resource person for inter-disciplinary team members
See patients in the hospital setting and in the outpatient setting based on need
Perform independent visits and/or co-visits to ensure patients with pain and palliative care needs are being managed according to best practice standards
Provide education and follow-up to patients with regard to disease process and medical management to enhance patient care and outcomes
Coordinate and participate in team meetings and conferences
Coordinate the development and review of appropriate clinical protocols and processes that support appropriate referral and consistent care

Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, ACLS, CPR, DEA, NRP, PALS, AANP, TJC, ACHPN

Education for Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the palliative care nurse practitioner job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Doctoral Degree in Nursing, Education, Science, Graduate, Health Care, Nursing Education, Medicine, Guidance, Education Program, Medical and Nursing

Skills for Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

Desired skills for palliative care nurse practitioner include:

Interdisciplinary team concept
End of life care
Hospice regulations and working within them
Pain and symptom control of the terminally ill and bereavement care issues
Age-specific community resources and continually updates staff as appropriate
Assisted living
Deformities
Diseases
Information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries
Nursing home

Desired experience for palliative care nurse practitioner includes:

Assist in the development and implementation of nursing standards/processes with respect to specialty area
Educates patients/families about self-management of pain and symptoms with sensitivity to the patient's learning ability and cultural and ethnic background
Participate in all requirements including didactics curriculum of the Harvard Interprofessional Fellowship in Palliative Care
Follow a patient caseload on the Brigham and Women's Hospital Palliative Care consult service under supervision of preceptor
Responsible for hiring, managing and maintaining the clinical work force for palliative care (nurses/nurse practitioners, social workers, and paraprofessionals)
Staff planning including budgeting, case load balancing, afterhours coverage and expense management (travel)

Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Examples

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Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a palliative care nurse practitioner. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for palliative care nurse practitioner
  • In coordination with palliative care physicians, spot reviews team clinical system documentation to provide feedback and improve patient care
  • Oversight of process and procedure definition and compliance
  • Rotational after-hours coverage for clinical escalations
  • May provide in-the-field coverage during periods of enrollment ramp-up or high staff attrition
  • Impact of work is most often at the local level, however management of a highly virtual team
  • Establishes medical diagnoses
  • Records and documents health appraisal data necessary to maintain, coordinate and/or expedite required services
  • Maintains ongoing communication with Physician collaborator and Associate Director of Nursing relative to select aspects of patient care or administrative issues
  • Acts as a resource and consultant to health care staff
  • Develops, conducts and evaluates formal and/or informal continuing education programs in area(s) of expertise at Stony Brook Medicine and its community
Qualifications for palliative care nurse practitioner
  • Authority to practice and prescribe as a nurse practitioner in the state where services are provided if prescribing is permitted by state and federal law
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and practice required liability insurance
  • Current National ANP or ACNP Certification preferred
  • Must have or be eligible for a DEA license
  • Eligible for prescriptive authority application through the Board of Nursing required
  • Masters Degree or Doctorate of Nursing Practice required
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Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of palliative care nurse practitioner. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for palliative care nurse practitioner
  • Orders laboratory, radiological and diagnostic studies as indicated, differentiates between normal/abnormal findings and follows protocols for abnormal findings, which may include adjustment in plan of care or discussion with Medical Director of Palliative Care or attending MD
  • Diagnoses and treats medically complex problems specific to the specialty or subspecialty
  • Serves as a formal and informal resource to first line providers, ancillary personnel and the community regarding initial management decisions
  • Provides hospital call and rounding responsibilities
  • Provide comprehensive care and meet the medical needs of our pediatric patients
  • Associate NPs enjoy three weeks off per year
  • Employed by University of Maryland St
  • Assist with diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute and chronic health conditions
  • Perform other therapeutic or corrective measures as indicated, including urgent care
  • Take responsibility for direct patient care from the initial assessment through discharge
Qualifications for palliative care nurse practitioner
  • Graduate of approved A.N.A
  • Master’s prepared Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Pennsylvania state licensure and certification as an ACNP is required
  • Current New York State Nurse Practitioner license (or willingness to obtain)
  • Minimum of two years RN or NP experience
  • Training/experience in either hospice or palliative care
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Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of palliative care nurse practitioner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for palliative care nurse practitioner
  • Providing care for patients in the pre-admission testing center
  • Communicate and document clinical findings, treatment plan and care provided in the patient's medical record to support sound medical practice and reimbursement for services provided
  • At the request of the Executive Director, gather information to support the diagnosis and prognosis of hospice patients by conducting face to face encounters being made and include in the attestation the beneficiary's name, the date of the encounter, the certification period dates, and that the clinical findings of that encounter have been provided to the certifying physician for use in determining continued eligibility for hospice care
  • Communicate clinical findings of the Hospice Face-to-Face encounter to the Interdisciplinary Group for use in coordinating patient care
  • Work collaboratively with palliative physician and hospital staff
  • Responsible for palliative care assessment
  • Provide education to staff, physicians, patients and families
  • Under physician supervision, coordinates care of chronic, complex infants, children and adolescents
  • Create and update, under physician supervision, care plans
  • Participate in bi-weekly interdisciplinary team meetings to discuss new and active patients
Qualifications for palliative care nurse practitioner
  • ACNP, AGACNP, AGNP, PNP, or PNP-AC board certification preferred based population served
  • Current RN and CRNP Licensure required
  • An established palliative care team led by our board certified palliative care physician
  • Flexible scheduling, and 10 hour shifts
  • Only Palliative Care program in the Lafayette area
  • Oncology Program accredited by the Commission on Cancer
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Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a palliative care nurse practitioner. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for palliative care nurse practitioner
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the attending physician
  • Participates in daily clinical rounds, providing patient specific education as it relates to palliative care
  • Serves as clinical consultant/resource to nursing staff and other disciplines regarding the latest and the most appropriate evidence based practice techniques new products to ensure patient-centric care
  • Meticulously takes medical histories and performs physical examinations
  • Interprets medical history data, physical findings, laboratory, radiological and other tests and orders appropriate treatment and further testing approved by the supervising physician
  • Recognizes and evaluates patients who require the immediate attention and, when necessary, initiates appropriate treatment to reduce suffering or distress as directed by the physician
  • Effectively communicates, counsels, and compassionately assists with decision making and clarification of goals of care with patients and family in matters pertaining to quality of life, disease management and physical and mental health
  • Maintains and signs medical records and completes appropriate billing pertaining to treatments and care administered in accordance with compliance standards
  • Rounds on all patients on service, attends multidisciplinary rounds as needed and performs duties and activities as directed by physician
  • Participates in work activities, research or committees to improve pain management and palliative care across the continuum within the organization and the community
Qualifications for palliative care nurse practitioner
  • The Palliative Care APRN is an advanced practice nurse, clinically expert in patient care, who can provide a high standard of care to patients needing palliative care following an established protocol with a physician(s)
  • The APRN performs patient assessments including a medical history and physical exam and in collaboration with the physician develops an appropriate plan of care
  • This includes but is not limited to medical diagnosis, symptom management, prescription, and teaching
  • The APRN manages complex patient problems, patient and family communication, and care planning needs
  • He/she combines clinical practice with education, research, consultation and leadership
  • The APRN works directly with staff, administration, patients and families to ensure quality care across the continuum as an expert in palliative care
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Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of palliative care nurse practitioner. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for palliative care nurse practitioner
  • Sees patients in the hospital setting and in the outpatient setting
  • Performs pain and palliative care patient/family evaluation.·
  • Consult with pain and palliative care physicians or designees as needed, inform primary physician of services provided and collaborate with other physicians as needed.·
  • Provide training and continuing education for staff
  • Prepare and maintain accurate patient records, charts and documents to support the medical practice and reimbursement for services provided
  • Provide billing immediately following completion of billable visit
  • Establish relationships with existing hospital-based palliative care teams, partner companies, medical directors, hospital physicians, community physicians, nurses and other team members community members to build a culture of collaboration and clinically integrated care across the continuum
  • Participate in weekly Palliative Care team meetings to review active cases
  • Participate in monthly and periodic team meetings for the operational and administrative
  • Work collaboratively with hospice physicians, attending physician and hospice interdisciplinary team
Qualifications for palliative care nurse practitioner
  • He/she integrates current knowledge of professional issues, trends in health care and technological advances into scope of practice
  • Additionally, the APRN participates in the collection of research data, quality improvement, discharge planning and coordination of patient care for palliative care patients
  • Shares in the supervision of RNs, LPNs, medical assistants, social workers, and others depending on departmental organization
  • Clinical background in adult, family or geriatric specialties
  • Is knowledgeable of, observes and complies with hospital safety policies and emergency procedures
  • Doctorate Nursing Practice Degree

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