NP/PA for inpatient palliative care team

April 2, 2019


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, United States


Position Description:
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is seeking an Advanced Practitioner to join our inpatient Palliative Care Program. The Palliative Care specialty provides pain/symptom management, psychosocial support and advance care planning for patients and families facing serious illness. Our inter-professional team works together to provide expert patient- and family-centered consultative palliative care. The palliative care clinician is responsible for working as a consultant throughout the hospital, visiting patients and families and offering recommendations to the primary medical team. Consultations occur in all acute care settings, including oncology floors, general medical-surgical floors, specialty units, and critical care units. The NP/PA will participate in daily inter-professional palliative care team meetings and support the interdisciplinary team model of practice by facilitating team cohesion and communication. The NP/PA will provide expert symptom management and guide important discussions with patients and families to promote a personalized, comprehensive plan that aligns psychosocial, spiritual, and medical care with patient and family care goals.

Minimum Requirements:
• Master’s prepared Nurse Practitioner with Acute Care certification or Master's prepared Physician Assistant
• Current Pennsylvania license (or eligible to obtain)
• Training/experience in palliative care, hospice, or geriatrics preferred

Strong communication skills and the ability to work independently with a wide variety of medical and surgical services are preferred.

Additional Information:
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm - No weekends or on call requirements.


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