Nurse Practitioner - Community Palliative Care

April 23, 2019


Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, United States


osition Description:
The Community Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner (CPCNP) supports the care of seriously ill patients in local skilled nursing facilities. The CPCNP is responsible for expert clinical practice in symptom management, care coordination, and decision support for patients living in nursing facilities. In this role, the CPCNP conducts consults and collaborates closely with nursing facility staff and each patient’s physicians. The CPCNP facilitates advance care planning and goals of care discussions to promote timely transitions to hospice. The CPCNP may also conduct home visits to patients receiving home palliative care services or hospice. In all visits, the CPCNP views patients and families holistically and incorporates physical, emotional, and spiritual needs into the plan of care.

The CPCNP reports to the Chief Medical Officer for Penn Medicine at Home and will be expected to maintain expertise in palliative care clinical skills and hospice regulatory requirements. The CPCNP will have opportunities to participate in health system palliative care educational offerings, and will provide palliative care education to local nursing facilities and community groups. The CPCNP will also provide leadership for palliative care program development in nursing facilities.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduate of a NLN- approved school of nursing. RN and CRNP licensure in the State of Pennsylvania. Must have current CPR certification. Completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner program with a MSN or DNP. National certification is required from ANCC in area of specialty and Advanced Certification from the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses is desired

Must be credentialed through the office of Medical Affairs to practice as a CRNP within UPHS and maintain credentials with the following requirements: collaborative agreement with supervising MD, state approved Prescriptive Authority, maintenance of all required licensures and CEUs (RN, CRNP, Prescriptive, DEA and ANCC certification in area of specialty).
Must have UPINN and Medicare # for billing and comply with all documentation guidelines as established.

Must participate in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations.
Should maintain currency in palliative care practice by keeping abreast of new literature and attending conferences.


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