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Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care Program (In-Patient)

May 3, 2019


South Shore Hospital
South Weymouth, MA, United States


Job Summary
The Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, in concert with a multi-disciplinary team, provides initial and ongoing clinical assessment for patients with advanced and/or progressive medical conditions who are referred for palliative care consultation. Consultations can take place in either the inpatient or outpatient settings. The nurse practitioner will modify the plan of care, as needed, in collaboration with the attending and/or consulting physicians. The main foci are: symptom management; assistance with decision-making and goals of care; collaboration with the interdisciplinary team to provide and facilitate emotional, spiritual, bereavement support, and coordination of care until death or discharge. The Nurse Practitioner will also serve as a clinician educator and as an educational expert and will be expected to provide assistance with the multiple palliative care educational endeavors throughout the South Shore community. The service is expanding and the Nurse Practitioner will need to be involved in both night telephone call and weekend coverage when this is developed. The Palliative Care Service is a new, growing and well respected service that is looking for an experienced, competent, and compassionate Nurse Practitioner who will take an active part in the continued development of the service.
80 hours per pay period. Flexible for 8 or 10 hour shifts.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a Master's degree. Prefer two (2) years experience as a Nurse Practitioner in a palliative care of hospice. Prefer hospital experience, particularly helpful to have oncology or intensive care experience. Certification as an Adult, Family or Geriatric Nurse Practitioner through ANCC or AANP. Current Federal DEA Certificate. Current Massachusetts Controlled Substance Registration (MCSR) Certificate Speciality certification in Advanced Palliative Nursing (ACHPN) expected or to be obtained within 15 months of hire. ACLS-Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Clear and direct verbal and written communication. Demonstrated competency in providing comprehensive health care including evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements. Knowledge of Billing and Coding standards. In-depth knowledge of Hospice and Palliative Care.


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