Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Charleston, SC, United States


Provides palliative care and consultations in an acute inpatient care setting. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary palliative team to provide palliative services to patients with serious illness and their families. Team is made up of Physician, NP, Social Worker, and Pastoral Care. Assesses physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and social needs of the patient and family. Makes recommendations for medications and other therapeutic forms of treatment in an effort to mitigate symptoms related to serious illness. Documents visits and discussions using an EMR system. Communicates findings and recommendations to the care team, including consulting and attending physicians. Participates in the discharge planning process to assure safe transitions across the care continuum. Keeps current on issues involving goals of care conversations, Advance Health Care Directives. Participates in staff and community education related to palliative care issues and end of life care. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. This is an exempt position. Must be able to bend, squat, lift and turn patients, able to lift 30 to 60 lbs, following industry standards and guidelines for safety and correct ergonomic practices. Employees involved in patient care may be exposed to blood, body tissue and fluids regularly and are expected to follow all health care industry safety guidelines indicated in our procedures manual.

Certification/licensure as an NP required. If not certified in Palliative Care, must be willing to go through the training process and gain certification in the specialty. 1 year experience as NP in inpatient setting and experience as NP or RN in Hospice/Palliative care or ICU setting

Salary dependent on experience

Benefits: * Competitive salary * Health, life and disability insurance * Medical malpractice insurance * Defined contribution plan; 403(b) with employer match * Professional dues and CME allowance * Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays

Roper St. Francis Healthcare has a clear mission: Healing all people with compassion, faith and excellence.
Roper St. Francis is Charleston’s only private, not-for-profit hospital system with a specific focus on community outreach. The healthcare system has four hospitals strategically located across the region: Roper Hospital on the Charleston peninsula, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in West Ashley and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital in Mount Pleasant and Roper Berkeley hospital in the Carnes Crossroads section of Berkeley County.

Roper St. Francis is one of the Lowcountry's largest private employers with nearly 5,600 employees. The healthcare system has a robust, active medical staff of more than 800 doctors representing every medical specialty and provides services in more than 125 locations in seven counties. Learn more at www.rsfh.com.

Job Type: Full-time


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