Adanced Practice Nurse- Inpatient Palliative Care

November 29, 2019


The Valley Health System
Ridgewood, NJ, United States


In a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment, contributes professional and clinical expertise to assigned unit(s) and/or patient populations to ensure the delivery of high quality care. This position is based in the hospital environment: Hours: 4 - 10 hour shifts/week with 1 out of 4 weekends.

This Advanced Practice Nurse works with a team of Palliative Care Providers and in collaboration with
the Medical Director for Palliative Care, to develop and maintain standards of care for patients referred to Palliative Care services. The Palliative Care APN serves as a clinical resource and expert in the area of palliative care and responds to palliative care consultative requests from the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Team, Home Care or from healthcare providers for patients in need. The APN provides recommendations on complex medical management, medical decision-making and symptom management for patients on the palliative care service. He/ she acts to empower patients and families and works as a liaison to other health care professionals on specific patient issues related to palliative care and their illness(s). The Palliative Care APN is a member of the Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Team and will work with other Palliative Care Team members across the health system to coordinate multi Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Committee activities.

The APN will provide specialized assessment, diagnose and implement high quality palliative plan of
care utilizing evidence based treatment protocols to provide patient centered goals of care, symptom management, disease trajectory, prognostic education and counseling. He /she closely communicates with patient’s referring physician to make recommendations, discuss the ongoing plan of care and prescribe as appropriate. The APN is available to triage referrals to the palliative care service to determine appropriate level of intervention and urgency of intervention and maintains contact with patients’ providers to assist in care management as necessary to facilitate optimal care.


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