Nurse Practitioner – Palliative Care

February 28, 2019


Cottage Health – Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Santa Barbara, CA, United States


At Cottage Health in Santa Barbara, California, our facilities are state of the art and our physicians, nurses, technicians and staff are extraordinary. The Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner is responsible for delivering comprehensive care to Palliative Care patients. The NP practice incorporates both independent decision-making and collaboration with Board-certified/eligible physicians to provide expert care. This position reports to the medical director and the Palliative Care program manager and functions as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team.

• Current California RN and NP licensure
• Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
• BLS certification
• Valid Drug Enforcement Agency registration
• 3 years of acute care nursing experience; advanced certified hospice and palliative care nursing preferred

About Palliative Care Consultation Service (PCCS)
The Palliative Care Consultation Service (PCCS) is an interdisciplinary team of professionals with advanced training and skills in palliative care. PCCS had over 1,100 consults in 2018 and continues to grow year over year. PCCS is a collaboration supported and funded by Cottage Health System, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Santa Barbara and the St. Francis Foundation. Our mission is to alleviate suffering, improve quality of life and facilitate healing for patients and families facing advanced and terminal illness.

About Cottage Health
For over 125 years, our not-for-profit health system has been providing advanced medical care for patients throughout California. Today, our nationally recognized services provide families with the patient-centered care they deserve. At Cottage Health, we rely on the contributions, creativity and skills of our remarkable staff. That’s why we offer competitive compensation and benefits that include above-market salaries, premium medical coverage, pension plans, tax savings accounts and up to $550/year in wellness benefits.

About Our Location
Have you ever considered living in one of the most beautiful cities in California? Santa Barbara is ideally located on the Central Coast just north of Los Angeles, between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. The climate is as beautiful as the scenery, with amazing sunshine all year long. Santa Barbara is known for its small beach town feel, but provides all the amenities you would expect from a much larger city. Nestled between the ocean and the mountains, Santa Barbara offers breathtaking vistas, beautiful flowers, an abundance of Spanish Colonial architecture and a mild climate. Once you come home to Santa Barbara, it’s hard to imagine living anywhere else.

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